Dq71 Response

Anne Kolsky    7 posts   

Re: Topic 7 DQ 1  Internal Project Team Identified  The internal project team for the change project are identified as the nurse, administration, social workers, teachers, case managers, counselors, and support staff (Spruce, 2015).  External Project Team Identified  The external team includes the parent or guardian, the health care provider, mental health providers, external social workers, school board and community members (Spruce, 2015).  Identification of Scope of Project  The EBP internal and external teams or representatives would ideally meet together, but at the very least will be presented the information needed for collaboration to bring consensus to the methods of monitoring students who have been identified with needs through screenings and have been presented with referrals for services (Spruce, 2015).  Identifying the Evidence  The nurses involved in screening will need to present to both groups evidence for the need to screen, identify, give referrals, and monitor to ensure that needed services are in place and implemented. The nurses will also make practice recommendations to both groups as they are stakeholders in not only making things happen, but funding for screening and monitoring. Health care and mental health care will need to support with identification of funding sources, monitoring and surveillance and services (Spruce, 2015).  Importance of Reporting Results to Both Groups  Providing feedback to team members is extremely important. Everyone wants to know if the time, effort, and funding is making a difference. Feedback is important from the stakeholders to make sure needed changes are working in the most streamlined manner. It is recommended to review the process every two years or as often as needed when evidence changes or practice needs change. Teaching the groups the importance of the long-term benefits of early childhood screenings and the financial incentives to both community and family are a must (Spruce, 2015).  Communication Strategies   Internal communication would include teaching screening methods, referral processes, and monitoring from the school perspective. Technology can most definitely be used to integrate EBP for identification and follow-through (Spruce, 2015).  Spruce, L. (2015). Back to basics: Implementing evidence-based practice. AORN Journal, 101(1), 106–112. Doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.08.009

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