Assignment: Clarion Competition
Assignment: Clarion Competition
Systems analyst/Risk anticipator Medication administration interruptions analysisd
Ergonomic assessment for bariatric patients
Team manager skill validation Bed huddle analysis of patient flow Interprofessional role collaboration analysis Geriatric interdisciplinary team training, team meeting analysis
Professional associations Validation of Student Nurses Association membership Abstract for CNL summit presentation
Demonstration of commitment as lifelong learner
Distinguished visiting professor lectureships IHI basic safety certification CNL certification
Abbreviation: IHI, Institute of Healthcare Improvement. aMicrosystem core and supporting processes inventory = interview strategy to gain staff’s perception to rank order those processes that need improvement. bDischarge process cycle time = measures the time from the patient being discharged until the patient has left the unit. cMicrosystem profile = analyzes the microsystem’s purpose, patients, employees, processes, and patterns. dMedication administration interruptions analysis = analyzes patterns of interruptions, waits, and delays in the process of safe medication administration, including recommendations to reduce interruption using evidence-based strategies.
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process maps, cause and effect diagram, and Pareto analysis, she and her team identified myriad quality gaps resulting in a 13.2% no-show rate. Through process redesign using advanced technology and in- corporating patient preference in the scheduling pro- cess, the team reduced the no-show rate to 2.1%. The student added select de-identified project documents to her CNL portfolio, including the executive sum- mary, data tables and graphs, team meeting minutes, and a revised standard operating procedure as an ex- ample of her mastery of the QI process.
For the role of a member of profession, students participating in the Clarion competition held at the University of Minnesota show evidence of interpro- fessional collaboration in their portfolio to demon- strate QSEN competencies related to teamwork and collaboration through inclusion of presentation slides and reflections on participating in a professional team. The Clarion competition is an interprofessional team competition held annually and focuses on healthcare quality and safety. The intercollegiate competition provides medical, pharmaceutical, nursing, and health services students across the country with the op- portunity to analyze a complex healthcare case study based on actual events. Teams present their anal- ysis and recommendations to a group of judges who evaluate the presentations; summative evaluations are provided to the teams for deeper learning. Re- flections from CNL students have included comments about the importance of communication among healthcare providers in the acute and primary care settings to prevent error; application of leadership, critical thinking, and financial principles throughout the project; and validation that multidisciplinary teams work.
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