Developingan Implementation Plan
Developingan Implementation Plan
Obtainingthe Necessary Approval
Whencoming up with a program or strategy, it is important to determinethe most suitable method of garnering the support of one’scolleagues and superiors this is even more essential when anorganization has a review body that evaluates and approves or rejectsprojects within an institution. Usually, the bodies that approveinstitutional programs provide the funding and resources, in part orfull, required to implement the intervention. They also ascertain themoral authority of the project for instance, they assess whether itwill be helpful to the society or otherwise.
Inthis case, I intend to seek approval from the target institution viausing legal documentation directed at the hospital management.Specifically, I intend to draft a detailed proposal outlining theobjective of the intervention as well as the method of implementationand the expected results and present it to the board of directors. Inaddition, I will encourage an open vetting by the institution’sboard of directors in order to address any questions that they mighthave regarding my proposed intervention. If this is not possible, Iwill request a brief meeting with the board of directors as well asthe heads of department this will be a platform for informing themabout the program and seeking approval through basic voting (thiswill include the simple raising hands and the majority vote willapply). As a follow up, I will send corresponding emails to theinstitution’s leaders seeking approval these will containattachments of the proposal as well as any other relevant legaldocument. Intrinsically, this will allow them to see that theintervention is a serious and formal matter that can benefit thehospital or convince the leaders to approve the plan. Once I gain theboard’s approval, I will commence with the implementation of theproposed plan.
Atherosclerosisis quickly becoming a common problem among developed nations,resulting in the decreased quality of life for the people who areaffected. Inherently, this goes against the main objective of nursingcare, which is to ensure high levels of care among the generalpopulation. According to recent studies, incidences ofatherosclerosis have become so perverse that the disease is currentlythe leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world(Sivapalaratnam et al., 2011). According to Tuso, Stoll, and Li(2015), it is the leading cause of death in the United States. Moreover, atheroscerotic plaque, which occurs during luminalthrombosis, is the leading cause of coronary death and other acutecoronary syndromes around the world.
Themain aim of nursing is to promote health in the society and improvethe quality of life however, atherosclerosis is a threat to thisagenda as it leads to people’s death. In this regard,atherosclerosis is an impediment to nursing since it results in thedecreased quality of life for those affected by the disease thesecan be either direct or indirect victims. Individuals who arediagnosed with the disease are directly affected by it they sufferfrom psychological, physical, and emotional distresses that arecaused by their condition. On the other hand, the friends and familymembers of individuals who are diagnosed with the disease often bearemotional and psychological stress due to the condition of theirloved ones, resulting in health complications, which in turn decreasetheir quality of life. In this regard, atherosclerosis is a pertinentproblem in the society that must be addressed with utmost urgency inorder to promote nursing.
Theproposed intervention is to promote education on preventive medicinesamong health care professionals and staff in the workplace in orderto increase their fundamental knowledge about the disease. Inaddition, health care professionals should develop patient specificplans and determine the potential environmental changes that reducethe risk of developing atherosclerosis. In this regard, the proposedsolution is education to address the problem.
Accordingto Virginia Henderson’s need theory, the role of a nurse is toassist individuals in post hospitalization to allow them to gainindependence so that they can improve their care and restore a highquality of care at a faster rate (Stokes & Urquhart, 2011).Intrinsically, she proposes education as a suitable medium forhelping patients gain independence, hence improve their quality oflife. Correspondingly, education can be discussed in either theperspective of the caregiver or the patient. According to Henderson,teaching patients about the best methods of taking care of themselvesafter they leave the hospital can help them avoid the redevelopmentof atherosclerosis inherently, this mostly pertains maintaining ahealthy lifestyle, such as consuming a balanced diet and exercisingregularly.
Healthpractitioners need education to in order to reduce the progression ofatherosclerosis and increase the quality of care among the generalpopulation. Fundamentally, if nurses and other health professionalsbear adequate levels of knowledge about atherosclerosis, they candiagnose and treat it early, preventing it from progressing to levelsthat can lead to mortality. Besides, if all health professionals havefundamental knowledge about atherosclerosis, they can collaborate indetermining a potential sustainable solution for the disease. Inaddition, they can be better positioned to teach patients on the bestways to take care of themselves in order to avoid developing thedisease in the future. Effectively, these measures will improve thequality of life of the general population.
EvidenceFrom Literature Review
Recentstudies have discovered numerous preventive medicines that can beused to mitigate the problem of atherosclerosis. According toGarc­ia-Gonzalez et al. (2016), atherosclerosis can be preventedby vaccinating the general population using a DNA or protein inconjunction with adjuvants via appropriate routes of administration.Correspondingly, nurses should be knowledgeable on such vaccines andthe most suitable routes to administer them. In such a manner,educating nurses about this would be a suitable solution for thedisease. Kisiel et al. (2015) demonstrated that atherosclerosis islikely to develop in the course of rheumatoid arthritis.Nevertheless, biologics and pharmaceutical agents such asmethotrexate and cyclosporine A are capable of preventing thedevelopment of atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Effectively, knowledge of the drug mechanisms of these agents couldhelp nurses understand the regimens, routes, and instances foradministering them to patients with rheumatoid arthritis hencepreventing atherosclerosis.
Aseparate study by Okuyama et al. (2014) shows that statins causecalcification in major arteries, which in turn escalates the risk ofatherosclerosis and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Notably,statin-based medicines have traditionally preferred for treatingatherosclerosis. Nevertheless, recent research suggests that they maycause congestive heart failure, which may in turn causeatherosclerosis. Correspondingly, nurses and doctors were educatedabout the potential use of statin-based medicines, they can avoidprescribing them to patients with symptoms of cardiac issues,preventing the development of the disease. In this regard, educatingthe medical professionals and staff would be a vital means ofpreventing atherosclerosis. Finally, plant-based diets have beenshown to minimize the risk of contracting atherosclerosis compared tomeat-filled diets (Tuso, Stoll, & Li, 2015). If medicalpractitioners and nurses are aware of this, they can prescribeplant-based diets to the general population hence preventatherosclerosis in the society more effectively.
Inessence, the intervention will be implemented at the beginning ofMarch 2016. It will be integrated into the current organizationalstructure as a workplace program. Particularly, it will be aneducational program that will be handled by the human resourcedepartment, which will be in charge of training both old and newnurses and doctors about the new and improved methods of preventingatherosclerosis. Since nurses and doctors are constantly handlingatherosclerosis patients, the educational material will supplementtheir normal duties in such a way, the intervention will fitperfectly into the workflow.
Essentially,the work culture of any reputable medical institution focuses onimproving the quality of care it offers. Correspondingly, trainingthe medical staff, such as nurses, is bound to increase the qualityof care that the institution offers as well as improve the quality oflife in the society in such a manner, the intervention will becongruent with any medical facility. The HR manager will be in chargeof initiating and overseeing the entire initiative. This is becauseHR managers handle the recruitment and training of all employees,both old and new. Since the proposed intervention is aimed at makingnurses and doctors better at preventing atherosclerosis, it is theprerogative of the HR manager. Nevertheless, the HR manager will workin collaboration with all other departments of the hospital to ensurethat all employees receive the proposed education about theprevention of atherosclerosis. In this way, the majority of nursesand the hospital staff will become more competent about theprevention of the illness, hence be better positioned to improve thequality of life of their patients and the general population.
Essentially,the resources required for the implementation of the proposedintervention include pamphlets, posters, the Internet, and handouts.Inherently, the aforementioned resources will be used to disseminateinformation about various ways of preventing atheroscerosis.Pamphlets and handouts will be issued to nurses in the hospital tomake them more knowledgeable about the matters. Nevertheless, theInternet will be the main means of disseminating information asocial media site, such as Facebook, can be used as the main mediumfor teaching medical personnel about the most efficient methods ofpreventing atherosclerosis.
Theassessment tools that will be used to measure the success of theintervention are questionnaires and surveys. Intrinsically, thesewill contain questions testing the participants’ knowledge aboutvarious prevention measures for atherosclerosis. Post-tests will alsobe administered to measure the knowledge of the participants beforeand after the intervention in order to establish whether they learnedwhat they were supposed to learn.
Themain technology that will be utilized in the proposed intervention iscomputers. Essentially, these will be used to access the Internet sothat the participants can access the intended information on theproposed social media. Besides, computers will be used for the posttests, as well as storing the results of those assessments in orderto facilitate the measurement of any change in the knowledge of theparticipants regarding he prevention of atherosclerosis.
Theestimated costs will pertain to the funds required to hiretrainers/experts on atherosclerosis and print some of the educationmaterials such as posters, brochures, and handouts. Besides, fundswill be required to hire individuals who will be in charge ofsupervision and evaluation in the exercise.
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