In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following:
Executive Topic: Port-a-Cath System
The purpose of the quality improvement initiative.
The target population or audience.
The benefits of the quality improvement initiative.
The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative.
The cost or budget justification.
The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
NOTE: Please go over the short summary below and base the answer to the questions above that needs to be discussed. Thank you.
This is my Executive Summary preliminary
Select a topic for your Topic 3 Executive Summary assignment. Post your idea and basic thoughts about the topic using the assignment details from Topic 3. You should provide thoughts to your peers about their topics and ideas that may assist them in completing their projects.
Our Outpatient Radiology Department caters patients that needs diagnostic testing for CT Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, PET CT, Myelograms, plus other diagnostic radiologic testing. These patients have a wide range of age span that our department is catering and majority of their diagnosis is related to cancer mostly with some form of on-going treatment. The risk of infection when accessing this Port-a-Cath system are high due to immuno-compromised. Part of our responsibility is to advocate for patients in keeping them safe and healthy. The proposal of making a policy to reduce Port-a-Cath system access and use will decrease patient exposure to infection. The major complications of implantable venous access ports (IVAPs) placement include infection, thrombosis, catheter obstruction, extravasation, and catheter migration (Radiol, 2014). IVAP-related infection is the most common complication that results in device removal.
Propose a policy that will state not to access Port-a-Cath system when patient has only one appointment needing IV access. Instead start a peripheral IV. The constant use of Port-a-Cath system exposes patients to high risk of infection. Allow access to Port-a-Cath system only when patient has two or more appointments that involves multiple sticks to the patient. This way it protects the patients from exposure to infection by decreasing the use of Port-a-Cath system. Keeping patient safe and healthy. Better quality care and patient satisfaction.
Radiol, K. (2014 ). Incidence and Risk Factors of Infectious Complications Related to Implantable Venous-Access Ports. Retrieved https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4105813/