March 31, 2020 9:18:03 PM EDT 11 Access the profile card for user: LaTonya Busby aTonya Busby RE: Discussion – Week 6 Collapse Addressing an Unmet Need Through Strategic Planning Addressing an unmet need is essential in keeping an organization current in providing the services that are needed to deliver patient care. Before developing a strategic plan, there must be an unmet need identified in the organization that need to be addressed. A strategic analysis is performed to look at the various strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats regarding the organization also known as a SWOT analysis (Authenticity Counseling, 2013). After the need has been identified, there must be data to support that this project would be beneficial to the organization. Identifying stakeholders and individuals to help pilot the project will influence how well or successful the project can be. A few of the stakeholders I have identified to support the need would be the doctors, insurance companies, medical supply companies, and individuals who have stock in the company. A strategic plan serves as a framework to explain the business to others in order to inform, motivate, involve, and as a framework for decisions or for securing support/approval from stakeholders (PlanWare, 2013). In my organization, I have identified a need to open a residential unit that can house up to 24 adolescents. This need has been identified thorough an analysis of how many children we deny daily that require long term treatment. My organization provides acute care treatment that last for 3 to 7 days on end, to adolescents ages 13-17 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Some kids are cleared to leave at the end of the seventh day, but most are not. However, this creates an issue with insurance companies who are unwilling to pay for a prolonged stay. The data supports that we deny about 4 patients per day at about 1,500/day. This unmet need has caused the organization to lose thousands of dollars per day. I have observed patients that have not been able to find placement in long-term facilities due to lack of beds and this causes unwanted stress on the patient and parents. I believe if my organization is able to accommodate this new unit, this would open additional resources in the community and prevent the organization from losing thousands of dollars on each encounter. This is the unmet need I have identified for my course project and I have analyzed the data that supports the need to ensure this need is addressed. With a new residential unit that houses up to 24 adolescents, we will be able provide the necessary treatment. Research suggest that developing and focusing on our mission statement will inspire other members of the team and stakeholders to invest additional time and effort into creating and implementing the new plan (Cook, 2017). References Authenticity Counseling. (2013). Basic description of strategic planning. Retrieved March 13,2013, from https://ift.tt/0OyUi8w Cook, H. J. (2017). A Community of Collaboration. Principal Leadership, 17(5), 50–53. PlanWare. (2013). Business planning papers: Developing a strategic plan. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from https://ift.tt/S09PH2h
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LaPorsha Glover RE: Discussion – Week 6 Collapse Strategic planning is a road-map that takes an organization where it wishes to go (Schaffner, 2009). It aligns the organization around defined goals and focuses resource allocation on key results and enables priorities to be clearly defined (Schaffner, 2009). The unmet need at my organization is the lack of proper de-escalation training for staff members for behavioral health patients is causing an increase in workers compensation fees, increase in paying overtime and a decrease in rehab admits due to loss of a rehab bed. At my organization, when behavioral health patients come to the hospital the entire hospital staff is not properly trained to de-escalate these patients while also protecting themselves therefore more work injuries are occurring. Due to these injuries, workers compensation fees are having to be paid and staff is out for injury. Because staff is out, we are having to pay other individuals’ overtime to fill the needs for the injured employee. When these BH patients are admitted they are always admitted to my unit, which is the inpatient rehabilitation unit. this is because the rehab staff are the only staff members trained in CPI due to our large population of brain injured patients. When these behavioral health patients are admitted to our unit, we run the risk of having to delay a rehab admission due to the bed being occupied by a non-rehab patient. For the implementation of a behavioral health response team, or psychiatric nurse liaison team to be successful, a nursing strategic planning committee should be appointed to provide structure and outline goals to find a solution for the unmet need (Schaffner, 2009). These teams aim to reduce mental health distress as quickly as possible, so provides a rapid assessment (Mental Health Liaison Team, n.d.). The goal will be to decrease staff injuries while properly de-escalating patients and keeping them and others around them safe. Stakeholders for this implementation are patients, staff, physicians, directors, and insurance companies. These are individuals or groups that will be directly affected by this implementation. References Mental Health Liaison Team. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ift.tt/haeHIG1; Schaffner, J. (2009). Roadmap for success: The 10-step nursing strategic plan. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(4), 152-155APA FORMAT, 2 references
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