Capstone paper evidence base practice | NURS 4220 – Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare | Walden University
In the first step of planning, I will assess the current situation to identify potential problems and areas for improvement. This includes gathering information about what’s currently happening in the practice setting, such as patient outcomes, workflow processes and satisfaction levels. From this data, a plan can be developed with specific goals that need to be achieved and potential solutions to reach these goals.
In the second step of doing, I will put into motion the ideas generated during the planning stage by implementing changes or interventions in order to reach our desired outcome. Evaluation tools such as surveys or interviews may also be used at this stage in order to measure how effective our changes were in addressing our identified problems.
Next comes studying which involves collecting evidence from all stages of implementation in order to measure success or failure of our intervention plans. We can then analyze this data using quantitative methods or qualitative methods depending on what type of data we have collected.
Finally, in acting we use what has been learned from studying our data and make any necessary adjustments accordingly so that further improvements can be made if needed. This could involve making modifications to existing protocols or creating new procedures based on findings from previous evaluation processes. The PDSA cycle is an iterative process so it should continue until desired outcomes are reached and maintained over time within any given practice setting.