In this assignment, you will select a program, quality improvement initiative, or other project from your place of employment. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (850-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which they will make their decision to fund your program or project. The summary should include:
The purpose of the program or project.
The target population or audience.
The benefits of the program or project
The cost or budget justification.
The basis upon which the program or project will be evaluated.
Please use reference:
Huber, D. (2014). Leadership and nursing care management (5th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Saunders Elsevier. ISBN-13:9781455740710.
Patient Fall Management Program
The purpose of the program or project
The purpose of the program is to considerably minimize the number of patient falls in the health facility. Minimizing patient falls remain a major health care goal. As reported by Pati et al. (2018), patient falls with serious injuries consistently remain among the top 10 sentinel events. The Agency for Healthcare Research and quality estimates that between 700,000 to 1,000,000 people fall yearly when in hospital. Falls commonly have serious consequences, especially for older residents. Any injuries related to patient falls to reduce the quality of health of the patient and also increases the cost of healthcare. Again, residents who fall but do not acquire any injury acquire the fear of falling which limits their mobility. Injuries from falls also lead to lawsuits against staff or health facility and can at times be costly.
Thus, this program seeks to impose a long term approach to managing patient falls. The approach is to comprehensively conduct a
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