Assessment 4 Instructions: Improvement Plan Tool Kit
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For this assessment, you will develop a Word document or an online resource repository of at least 12 annotated
professional or scholarly resources that you consider critical for the audience of your safety improvement plan,
pertaining to medication administration, to understand or implement to ensure the success of the plan.
Communication in the health care environment consists of an information-sharing experience whether through
oral or written messages (Chard & Makary, 2015). As health care organizations and nurses strive to create a culture
of safety and quality care, the importance of interprofessional collaboration, the development of tool kits, and the
use of wikis become more relevant and vital. In addition to the dissemination of information and evidence-based
findings and the development of tool kits, continuous support for and availability of such resources are critical.
Among the most popular methods to promote ongoing dialogue and information sharing are blogs, wikis, websites,
and social media. Nurses know how to support people in time of need or crisis and how to support one another in
the workplace; wikis in particular enable nurses to continue that support beyond the work environment. Here they
can be free to share their unique perspectives, educate others, and promote health care wellness at local and global
levels (Kaminski, 2016).
You are encouraged to complete the Determining the Relevance and Usefulness of Resources activity prior to
developing the repository. This activity will help you determine which resources or research will be most relevant to
address a particular need. This may be useful as you consider how to explain the purpose and relevance of the
resources you are assembling for your tool kit. The activity is for your own practice and self-assessment, and
demonstrates course engagement.
Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course
competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Analyze the elements of a successful quality improvement initiative.
Analyze usefulness of resources for role group responsible for implementing quality and safety
improvements with medication administration.
Competency 2: Analyze factors that lead to patient safety risks.
Analyze the value of resources to reduce patient safety risk or improve quality with medication
Competency 3: Identify organizational interventions to promote patient safety.
Identify necessary resources to support the implementation and sustainability of a safety improvement
initiative focusing on medication administration.
Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to communicate in a manner that
supports safe and effective patient care.
Present reasons and relevant situations for resource tool kit to be used by its target audience.
Communicate resource tool kit in a clear, logically structured, and professional manner that applies
current APA style and formatting.
Chard, R., & Makary, M. A. (2015). Transfer-of-care communication: Nursing best practices. AORN Journal, 102(4),
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Kaminski, J. (2016). Why all nurses can/should be authors. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 11(4), 1–7.
Nurses are often asked to implement processes, concepts, or practices—sometimes with little
preparatory communication or education. One way to encourage sustainability of quality and process improvements
is to assemble an accessible, user-friendly tool kit for knowledge and process documentation. Creating a resource
repository or tool kit is also an excellent way to follow up an educational or in-service session, as it can help to
reinforce attendees’ new knowledge as well as the understanding of its value. By practicing creating a simple online
tool kit, you can develop valuable technology skills to improve your competence and efficacy. This technology is
easy to use, and resources are available to guide you.
For this assessment, consider taking one of these two approaches:
1. Build on the work done in your first three assessments and create an online tool kit or resource repository that
will help the audience of your in-service understand the research behind your safety improvement plan
pertaining to medication administration and put the plan into action.
2. Locate a safety improvement plan (your current organization, the Institution for Healthcare Improvement, or a
publicly available safety improvement initiative) pertaining to medication administration and create an online
tool kit or resource repository that will help an audience understand the research behind the safety
improvement plan and how to put the plan into action.
Google Sites is recommended for this assessment; the tools are free to use and should offer you a blend of flexibility
and simplicity as you create your online tool kit. Please note that this requires a Google account; use your Gmail or
GoogleDocs login, or create an account following the directions under the “Create Account” menu.
Refer to the following links to help you get started with Google Sites:
G Suite Learning Center. (n.d.). Get started with Sites. https://gsuite.google.com/learningcenter/products/sites/get-started/#!/
Google. (n.d.). Sites. https://sites.google.com
Google. (n.d.). Sites help. https://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en#topic=
Using Google Sites, assemble an online resource tool kit containing at least 12 annotated resources that you
consider critical to the success of your safety improvement initiative. These resources should enable nurses and
others to implement and maintain the safety improvement you have developed.
It is recommended that you focus on the 3 or 4 most critical categories or themes with respect to your safety
improvement initiative pertaining to medication administration. For example, for an initiative that concerns