For this assessment, you will develop an 8-14 slide PowerPoint presentation with thorough speaker’s notes designed for a hypothetical in-service session related to the safe medication administration improvement plan you developed in Assessment 2.
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.
o Explain the need and process to improve safety outcomes related to medication administration.
o Create resources or activities to encourage skill development and process understanding related to a safety improvement initiative on medication administration.
• Competency 4: Explain the nurse’s role in coordinating care to enhance quality and reduce costs.
o List clearly the purpose and goals of an in-service session focusing on safe medication administration for nurses.
o Explain audience’s role in and importance of making the improvement plan focusing on medication administration successful.
• Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to communicate in a manner that supports safe and effective patient care.
o Slides are easy to read and error free. Detailed speaker notes are provided. Speaker notes are clear, organized, and professionally presented.
o Organize content with clear purpose or goals and with relevant and evidence-based sources (published within 5 years).
For this assessment it is suggested you take one of two approaches:
Build on the work that you have done in your first two assessments and create an agenda and PowerPoint of an educational in-service session that would help a specific staff audience learn, provide feedback, and understand their roles and practice new skills related to your safety improvement plan pertaining to medication administration, or
Locate a safety improvement plan through an external resource and create an agenda and PowerPoint of an educational in-service session that would help a specific staff audience learn, provide feedback, and understand their roles and practice new skills related to the issues and improvement goals pertaining to medication administration safety.
• List the purpose and goals of an in-service session focusing on safe medication administration for nurses.
• Explain the need for and process to improve safety outcomes related to medication administration.
• Explain to the audience their role and importance of making the improvement plan focusing on medication administration successful.
• Create resources or activities to encourage skill development and process understanding related to a safety improvement initiative on medication administration.
• Communicate with nurses in a respectful and informative way that clearly presents expectations and solicits feedback on communication strategies for future improvement.
There are various ways to structure an in-service session; below is just one example:
• Part 1: Agenda and Outcomes.
o Explain to your audience what they are going to learn or do, and what they are expected to take away.
• Part 2: Safety Improvement Plan.
o Give an overview of the current problem focusing on medication administration, the proposed plan, and what the improvement plan is trying to address.
o Explain why it is important for the organization to address the current situation.
• Part 3: Audience’s Role and Importance.
o Discuss how the staff audience will be expected to help implement and drive the improvement plan.
o Explain why they are critical to the success of the improvement plan focusing on medication administration.
o Describe how their work could benefit from embracing their role in the plan.
• Part 4: New Process and Skills Practice.
o Explain new processes or skills.
o Develop an activity that allows the staff audience to practice and ask questions about these new processes and skills.
o In the notes section of your PowerPoint, brainstorm potential responses to likely questions or concerns.
• Part 5: Soliciting Feedback.
o Describe how you would solicit feedback from the audience on the improvement plan and the in-service.
o Explain how you might integrate this feedback for future improvements.
Remember to account for activity and discussion time.
• Presentation length: There is no required length; use just enough slides to address all the necessary elements. Remember to use short, concise bullet points on the slides and expand on your points in the presenter’s notes. If you use 2 or 3 slides to address each of the parts in the above example, your presentation would be 10–15 slides.
• Speaker notes: Speaker notes should reflect what you would actually say if you were delivering the presentation to an audience. Another presenter would be able to use the presentation by following the speaker notes.
• APA format: Use APA formatting for in-text citations. Include an APA-formatted reference slide at the end of your presentation.
• Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your assertions. Resources should be no more than 5 years old.