302WK7DQ : Strategies for Building Effective Teams
Review the Learning Resources for this week, and consider the potential impact and role of teams in quality improvement.
Reflect on potential strategies for building effective teams in promoting quality improvement initiatives for nursing practice and/or healthcare organizations.
Consider the type of stakeholders that might comprise these teams and potential challenges for “earning a seat at the table” of such a quality improvement team.
By Day 3 of Week 7
Post a brief explanation of a strategy you might recommend for building effective teams to support a quality improvement initiative in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Be specific. Briefly describe the stakeholders you would recommend to make up this quality improvement team, and explain why. Be sure to define the roles of the members making up the quality improvement team. Then, explain any potential challenges or considerations you should keep in mind that may affect who might “earn a seat at the table” to comprise this team. Be specific and provide examples.
Nash, D. B., Joshi, M. S., Ransom, E. R., & Ransom, S. B. (Eds.). (2019). The healthcare quality book: Vision, strategy, and tools (4th ed.). Health Administration Press.
Chapter 10, “Safety Science and High Reliability Organizing” (pp. 253–278)
Chapter 12, “Creating Alignment: Quality Measures and Leadership” (pp. 301–327)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). Forming a comprehensive unit-based safety program team: Facilitator guide. https://www.ahrq.gov/hai/tools/mvp/modules/cusp/forming-cusp-team-fac-guide.html
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). Learn about the comprehensive unit-based safety program for perinatal safety: Facilitator guide. https://www.ahrq.gov/hai/tools/perinatal-care/modules/teamwork/learn-about-cusp-fac-guide.html
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). Science of improvement: Forming the team. http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/HowtoImprove/ScienceofImprovementFormingtheTeam.aspx
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. (n. d.). Improvement teams. https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/improvementteams.pdf