Developing an Evaluation Plan /catheter associated UTI

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Developing an Evaluation Plan

 

Details:

Using 500-1,000 words, discuss methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed solution and variables to be assessed when evaluating project outcomes.

Example: If you are proposing a new staffing matrix that is intended to reduce nurse turnover, improve nursing staff satisfaction, and positively impact overall delivery of care, you may decide the following methods and variables are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed solution:

Methods:

1. Survey of staff attitudes and contributors to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction before and after initiating change.

2. Obtain turnover rates before and after initiating change.

3. Compare patient discharge surveys before change and after initiation of change.

Variables:

1. Staff attitudes and perceptions.

2. Patient attitudes and perceptions.

3. Rate of nursing staff turnover.

Develop the tools necessary to educate project participants and to evaluate project outcomes (surveys, questionnaires, teaching materials, PowerPoint slides, etc.).

Refer to the "Module 4: Checklist."

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

6 NRS 441v.11R.Module 4_Checklist.docx

Description

This project aims at educating nurses and physicians on the use of alternative silver-coated catheters instead of the normal catheters in order to fight CAUTIs.  Research evidence has shown that silver-coated catheters are likely to reduce the rate of CAUTIs by more than half (Jaqqi & Sissodia, 2012). Using Faye Glenn Abdellah’s Theory, the project will aim at educating nurses and installing daily reminder system following the laid down guidelines.  However, it will not be enough to implement this intervention without putting in place an elaborate monitoring and evaluation procedure.  A thorough evaluation will be required to ensure that the project is  on the course and achieving the  set objectives.  According to Fineout-Overholt & Johnston (2007) continuous monitoring and evaluation is important to ensure the project is on course and measures are put in place to rectify a problem when identified before the problem can derail the whole project. This evaluation plan will outline the tools and elaborate plan on the employment of these tools to evaluate the project.