BUILD A TEAM
Example from Olive & Ziphilly’s project.
QI team composed of unit manager and 4 nurses. Every 2 weeks the QI team were measuring the effect of the change by assessing the patient observation chart against the data collection tool. Identified Champions for the project. Involving stakeholders to provide monitoring equipment. Why this team? Definite, predefined roles. Appropriate, committed individuals.
CHALLENGES OLIVE & ZIPHILLY ENCOUNTERED:
• Continue supportive supervision of HDU champions. • Involving stakeholders throughout change process. • Orientation policy to all new nurses and student nurses.
• Staff compliance to change in absence of leaders. • Rotation of nursing students and deployment of new nurses.
Top Tip Network with those who have a similar passion and interest to help keep motivated and provide advice on how to overcome barriers to change.
The QI team for Olive & Ziphilly’s project checked the patient observation data sheets every two weeks.
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