The final deliverable for this assessment will be a PowerPoint presentation with detailed presenter’s notes representing the material you would deliver at an in-service session to raise awareness of your chosen safety improvement initiative focusing on medication administration and to explain the need for it. Additionally, you must educate the audience as to their role and importance to the success of the initiative. This includes providing examples and practice opportunities to test out new ideas or practices related to the safety improvement initiative.
Be sure that your presentation addresses the following, which corresponds to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.
- List the purpose and goals of an in-service session focusing on safe medication administration for nurses.
- Explain the need for and process to improve safety outcomes related to medication administration.
- Explain to the audience their role and importance of making the improvement plan focusing on medication administration successful.
- Create resources or activities to encourage skill development and process understanding related to a safety improvement initiative on medication administration.
- Communicate with nurses in a respectful and informative way that clearly presents expectations and solicits feedback on communication strategies for future improvement.
There are various ways to structure an in-service session; below is just one example:
- Part 1: Agenda and Outcomes.
- Explain to your audience what they are going to learn or do, and what they are expected to take away.
- Part 2: Safety Improvement Plan.
- Give an overview of the current problem focusing on medication administration, the proposed plan, and what the improvement plan is trying to address.
- Explain why it is important for the organization to address the current situation.
- Part 3: Audience’s Role and Importance.
- Discuss how the staff audience will be expected to help implement and drive the improvement plan.
- Explain why they are critical to the success of the improvement plan focusing on medication administration.
- Describe how their work could benefit from embracing their role in the plan.
- Part 4: New Process and Skills Practice.
- Explain new processes or skills.
- Develop an activity that allows the staff audience to practice and ask questions about these new processes and skills.
- In the notes section of your PowerPoint, brainstorm potential responses to likely questions or concerns.
- Part 5: Soliciting Feedback.
- Describe how you would solicit feedback from the audience on the improvement plan and the in-service.
- Explain how you might integrate this feedback for future improvements.
Remember to account for activity and discussion time.
For tips on developing PowerPoint presentations, refer to:
- Capella University Library: PowerPoint Presentations.
- Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations [PPTX].
- Presentation length: There is no required length; use just enough slides to address all the necessary elements. Remember to use short, concise bullet points on the slides and expand on your points in the presenter’s notes. If you use 2 or 3 slides to address each of the parts in the above example, your presentation would be at least 10 slides and no more than 15 slides (not including the title, conclusion, or references slides).
- Speaker notes: Speaker notes (located under each slide) should reflect what you would actually say if you were delivering the presentation to an audience. This presentation does NOT require audio or a transcript. Another presenter would be able to use the presentation by following the speaker’s notes.
- APA format: Use APA formatting for in-text citations. Include an APA-formatted reference slide at the end of your presentation.
- Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your assertions. Resources should be no more than 5 years old