Identify opportunities for waste reduction.

Question Description

NSG/451

Assignment Content

  • Think about the clinical environment where you work or one in which you previously worked.
    Identify opportunities for waste reduction. Consider the following:
    • Setting: administrative, operational, clinical
    • Efficiency
    • Value to patient
  • Suggest process changes to improve the situation.
    Write a 175-word communication to frontline staff and nurse leaders explaining your findings.
    Develop a 7- to 10-slide presentation for your department.
  • (Reducing and eliminating waste is essential to managing resources. Waste in health care can take many forms: materials, unneeded transport of people or items from one place to another, inventories, wait times, employees working on processes that are not valuable to the customer, arduous processes, re-work due to incompetence or lack of organization, and incorrect staff staffing levels.
  • The Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) developed a Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification tool.)
  • Review the IHI resources to better understand some of the ways you can affect waste as a nurse and nurse leader.

Also: In a separate paper

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • -In the current U.S. health care system, is health care a right or a privilege?
  • -Do you think health care should be a right or a privilege?

Support your stance with two scholarly articles

Please cite with at least 1 source using APA format.

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