I have found this site and I am in such AWE that it exists!
I'm currently doing the externship and part of the objectives for this course is to do a presentation on the subject related to staff nurses working at a hospital that has fixed shifts. I am to examine the pros and cons of changing to rotating shifts and make a recommendation to the administration on my findings.
So we have to problem solve this issue(much like the nursing process).
*We have to define the problem-probably the most vital step.
-Think about all the people that are implicated, are there any materials impacting any equipment/machinery involved, and finally what method or process involved.
-Information should be valid, accurate, timely, and relevant to the issue
-Access standards of care, policies, procedures from the unit computer system.
-Survey nursing research on your topic(consider data only if it has been published within the last 3 years).
-Develop solutions and options(THIS IS MY PART)
-Select solutions(THIS IS MY PART)
-Determine how you will implement
-Determine how you will eveluate
My part is to devise a plan to make everyone happy on the findings...we are doing this as a group(of three) their findings were something to the effect that...
Rotation shifts were best during orientations of staff. After orientation of staff, fixed shifts were better, less wear and tear on body etc.
My question to you is, could you give me your advice about the problem, especially if you've experienced something similar to this issue. And in your words, what ARE fixed shifts, and what solution would YOU come up with. In the meantime, I will be researching this topic on the net. Thank you SO much!
1. Select a facilitator
2. Identify and define the situation or problem.
3. Analyze the problem. Ask "what do we need to know."
4. Gather data. Determine the tasks of each group member.
5. Analyze key alternatives and solutions.
6. Recommend a specific action.
7. Determind how your solution or action will be implemented and evaluated.(MY PART
Apr 29, '07
Thank you very much, you helped me out alot!
Last edit by JesL2bRN2007 on Apr 29, '07