Posted: June 17th, 2021
My capstone project involves improving patient outcomes for patients who experience postpartum hemorrhage. I plan to provide education to nurses on symptoms of postpartum hemorrhage, educate on importance of quantitative blood loss, provide simulation trainings to be able to improve communication and care, and develop a protocol for treatment of hemorrhage. At first, I thought that we would be able to provide all aspects of the postpartum hemorrhage bundle at one time. However, after discussing it with my mentor, she feels it would be best to provide each segment individually. She introduced me to a concept called Team STEPPS. There are four main concepts in the framework: communication, leadership, situation monitoring and mutual support. The Team STEPPS model has three phases as well: planning, implementing and sustaining. By using the Team STEPP model health care agencies can be more successful in implementing change and provide safer higher quality care (Health Research & Educational Trust, 2015). Based on this concept, we will present the basic education for postpartum hemorrhage at a staff meeting. Our goal will be to give all staff members time to process the educational material, so that our first simulation training, allows them to demonstrate understanding of the educational material. Current goal: Staff meeting mid-September First simulation training early to Mid-October
Reference Health Research & Educational Trust. (2015). Improving patient safety culture through teamwork and communication: TeamSTEPPS®. Chicago, IL:Health Research & Educational Trust. Retrieved from https://www.aha.org/system/files/2018-01/2015_teamstepps_FINAL.pdf
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