You will provide stakeholders and/or leadership with an overview of project specifics as well as how success would be evaluated—you will essentially be presenting a discussion of the Plan, Do, and Study parts of the PDSA cycle. Again, you will not be expected to execute the project, so you will not have any results to study.
For this assessment, it is important to keep in mind the target audience: your interviewee’s organizational leadership. The overall goal of this assessment is to create a presentation that your interviewee could potentially give in his or her organization.
The plan MUST address the following:
Explain an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary
team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal, noting potential consequences of not addressing the issue.
Summarize an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue, noting specific sources of evidence used to develop the plan.
Explain how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and
financial resources would be managed, providing real-world examples relevant to the context of the health care organization.
Propose evidence-based criteria that could be used to evaluate the degree to which the project was successful in achieving the improvement goal, noting specific sources of evidence used to develop the criteria.
Structure the presentation the following way:
Part 1: Organizational or Patient Issue.
What is the issue that you are trying to solve or improve?
Why should the audience care about solving it?
Part 2: Relevance of an Interdisciplinary Team Approach.
Why is using an interdisciplinary team relevant, or the best approach, to addressing
How will it help to achieve improved outcomes or reach a goal?
Part 3: Interdisciplinary Plan Summary.
What is the objective?
How likely is it to work?
What will the interdisciplinary team do?
Part 4: Implementation and Resource Management.
How could the plan be implemented to ensure effective use of resources?
How could the plan be managed to ensure that resources were not wasted?
How does the plan justify the resource expenditure?
Part 5: Evaluation.
What would a successful outcome of the project look like?
What are the criteria that could be used to measure that success?
How could this be used to show the degree of success?
Again, keep in mind that your audience for this presentation is a specific group (or groups) at your interviewee’s organization and tailor your language and messaging accordingly.