As a nurse leader, you may be called upon to submit a detailed report to your executive leadership team and key stakeholders that describes a quality or safety problem and its effects on outcomes, fully supported by relevant and credible data.
This assignment provides an opportunity to draft such a report in which you can call attention to quality and safety issues and opportunities, effectively support your position, and lay out a plan for change.
The executive summary you completed in Unit 5 captured the attention and interest of the executive leadership team. They have asked you to provide them with a detailed report addressing outcome measures and performance issues or opportunities, including a strategy for ensuring that all aspects of patient care are measured.
Draft a report on outcome measures, issues, and opportunities for the executive leadership team or stakeholder group.
The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the Outcome Measures, Issues, and Opportunities Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. You may also want to review the performance level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. Additionally, the Guiding Questions: Outcome Measures, Issues, and Opportunities document, linked in the Resources, provides additional considerations that may be helpful in completing your assignment.
Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion, of your draft report to Smarthinking for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assignment. However, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback if you plan on using this free service.
Writing and Supporting Evidence
Write coherently and with purpose for a specific audience, using correct grammar and mechanics.
Integrate relevant and credible sources of evidence to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style. Use at least six scholarly or professional sources.
Drafting the Report
Analyze organizational functions, processes, and behaviors in high-performing health care organizations or practice settings.
Determine how organizational functions, processes, and behaviors affect outcome measures associated with the systemic problem identified in your gap analysis.
Identify the quality and safety outcomes and associated measures relevant to the performance gap you intend to close.
Create a Quality and Safety Outcomes spreadsheet showing the outcome measures.
Identify performance issues or opportunities associated with particular organizational functions, processes, and behaviors and the quality and safety outcomes they affect.
Outline a strategy, using a selected change model, for ensuring that all aspects of patient care are measured and that knowledge is shared with the staff.
Format your document using APA style.
Use the APA Style Paper Template, linked in the Resources. An APA Style Paper Tutorial is also provided in the Resources to help you in writing and formatting your report. Be sure to include:
A title page and reference page. An abstract is not required.
A running head on all pages.
Appropriate section headings.
Properly-formatted citations and references.
Your report should be six pages in length, not including the title page and reference page.