Why does continuous quality improvement need to be associated with change

Your capstone change project begins this week when you identify a problem that you judge needs to experience a change in order to produce better patient outcomes.

  • Formulate a significant clinical question that will be the basis for your capstone change project.
  • Relate how you developed the question.
  • Describe the importance of this question to your clinical practice.
  • Define meta-analysis, and explain how this relates to evidence -based practice (EBP).
  • Describe what a research-practice gap is.

Now that you have identified your capstone change project, it is time to look its feasibility.

  • What tangible and intangible resources will be needed to implement your project?
  • What improved outcomes do you anticipate will occur that could indicate the project produced a successful return on investment (ROI) of these resources?
  • How will you communicate your plan for change with key decision makers so that they will support the allocation of the resources you are seeking?

How can data provide information to evaluate quality patient outcomes? Give an example of data that can reflect poor quality in care. How can quality improvement be a daily task in patient care? Why does continuous quality improvement need to be associated with change?