The implementation of the project will help to increase awareness of urinary catheter use as evidenced by nurses being able to report proper indications for urinary catheter placement.
Nurses will be provided education and understand proper criteria for urinary catheter placement. Proper aseptic technique will also be reviewed in addition to standardization of catheter supplies.
The implementation of this project will assist inpatient nursing staff in close tracking and monitoring for early indication of urinary catheter removal as evidenced by decreased urinary catheter placement days.
Inpatient nursing staff will be educated on tracking and monitoring of indications for continued use of urinary catheters. Inpatient nursing staff will discontinue urinary catheters once specific criteria is met by the patient utilizing the protocol.
The implementation of this project will provide nursing staff with specific criteria for discontinuation and shorten urinary catheter days as evidenced by decreased rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections hospital-wide.
All urinary catheters will be monitored for appropriate indication for use as well as proper timing for removal. Rates of CAUTI will be monitored hospital-wide by the infection prevention nurse.
With the implementation of this project, patients will have decreased lengths of urinary catheter placement therefore have reduced risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections. This will directly affect all patients, regardless of their cultural background as every patient is at risk for CAUTI. It is essential to ensure risk of urinary catheter placement is discussed, along with including the patient in the decision to place a catheter to ensure patient autonomy. If a patient develops CAUTI, their hospital length of stay may be increased which will directly affect their ability to achieve wellness and recovery. With patients from diverse populations, their access to care and insurance coverage may be limited. It is essential to prevent extended length of stay for patients regardless of their ability to pay as hospital acquired infections affect all patients. Evidence-based, patient centered care should always be practiced to ensure safe outcomes are achieved.
Review your problem or issue and the cultural assessment. Consider how the findings connect to your topic and intervention for your capstone change project. Write a list of three to five objectives for your proposed intervention. Below each objective, provide a one or two sentence rationale.
After writing your objectives, provide a rationale for how your proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
RN to BSN
1.5: Advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.
Benchmark – Capstone Change Project Objectives
No of Criteria: 8 Achievement Levels: 5
2: Less Than Satisfactory
A list of objectives for the proposed intervention is omitted. Fewer than three objectives are presented.
Three to five objectives are presented.
Rationale for How Findings Relate to the Topic and Proposed Intervention
Rationale for each objective is omitted.
Rationale is incomplete. There are omissions. Rationale provided does not explain the relationship of findings to the topic and proposed intervention.
General rationale is provided for each objective and generally summarizes the relationship of most findings to the topic and proposed intervention. There are some inaccuracies or minor omissions.
Rationale is provided for each objective and explains the relationship of findings to the topic and proposed intervention. Some detail is needed for clarity.
Rationale is clearly provided for each objective and thoroughly explains the relationship of the findings to the topic and proposed intervention.
Rationale for How Proposed Project and Objectives Advocate for Autonomy and Social Justice for Individuals and Diverse Populations (C1.5)
Rationale for how proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations is omitted.
Incomplete rationale for how proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations is presented. Advocacy is not established.
Rationale for how proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations is summarized. Some advocacy is established.
Rationale for how proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations is presented. Advocacy is generally established.
Well-supported rationale for how proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations is presented. Advocacy for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations is clearly established.
Organization and Effectiveness
Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.
Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Criteria 3Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)
Sources are not documented.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Percentage 100
The implementation of a new graduate preceptorship will increase compliance with an organizations policies and procedures as evidenced by nurses being able to state understanding and provide descriptions to those procedures.
The project is based upon the compliance and understanding of how implementing the policy and procedures will illicit the care desired, prudent care, but also compliancy.
The nurses will be able to prove competency and demonstrate required tasks and standards of care outlined and regulated by JCACHO standards. (Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).
The implementation of a new graduate preceptorship will increase job retention within the organization over a 3-year period.
The project focuses on assuring nurses are prepared and supported during their new graduate orientation by providing mentorship and a 12-week orientation with supplemental education opportunities.
The nurse will feel educated, supported, and competent as a part of the plan for check ins as well as performance reviews. This will be evidenced by he/she remaining in their current role or within the organization at the 3-year mark.
The evaluation tool used to measure the effectiveness of the orientation and training program for mentors and mentees will be evaluated annually regarding efficacy and relevance to the program.
The purpose of the tool is to measure the outcome response and objectively find out if the program works for nurses. What improvements need to be made, adaptations or withdrawals.
Program feedback and implementation will be utilized to maintain a functioning program adaptable to all treatment areas.
Review of evidenced based practice, changes to policy, JCACHO standards will also be implemented into the program for continued development.
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