Quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
o Explain organizational or systemic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) relative to the identified project aim.
• Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
o Describe the planned intervention specific to the identified gap.
o Explain how the intervention will be evaluated including outcome, process, and balancing measures.
• Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
o Develop a data collection and management plan that explains how information is collected, managed, and protected.
o Describe how ethical leadership practices might be addressed in this project, including ethical leadership principles.
• Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
Issue: The issue I would like to analyze is the high rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). HAIs are infections that patients acquire while they are in the hospital. They can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. HAIs can be serious and can even lead to death.