Patient Safety. Academic Dissemination of Findings

Disseminating Findings of the Practicum Project

My observations regarding collaboration and patient safety characterized my practicum project experience. Patient safety refers to the prevention of errors that would have adverse effects on patients when they seek medical services in the healthcare setting. Relative to this assertion, McVay, Stamatakis, Jacobs, Tabak, and Brownson (2016) say it is possible to compromise patient safety when healthcare service providers fail to collaborate with one another. The premise of the practicum project plan was to ascertain how effective team collaboration could bolster patient safety standards. A possible outcome of this process was the development of productive and enjoyable healthcare environments for patients and healthcare staff. Besides, an implementation of the findings could improve patient safety levels and reduce worker absenteeism rates (McVay et al. 2016)

Justification of Results Dissemination

Tabak, Reis, Wilson, and Brownson (2015) say that the dissemination of health information is important to the development of discoveries for improving public health outcomes. The process should be nurtured because it is instrumental in improving population health outcomes and expanding academic knowledge on patient safety and team collaboration (Alspach, 2010). Also, disseminating the findings could improve the utilization of health data to find the most effective interventions for promoting teamwork and collaboration in the practical setting.

Target Audience and Place to Share Findings

The target audience would be health administrators, including nursing leaders, because they have a duty to make sure there is synchrony in healthcare teams and functions (ANA, 2019). Publishing the results to the American Nurses Association would be a positive step towards improving health management in the discipline because the American Nurses Association is focused on advancing and protecting the profession (ANA, 2019). Lastly, the findings should be electronically disseminated because the American Nursing Association has an online portal where people share such information, subject to their rules and procedures (ANA, 2019).

References

Alspach, G. (2010). Converting presentations into journal articles: A guide for nurses. Critical Care Nurse, 30(2), 8-15.

ANA. (2019). Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all. Web.

McVay, A. B., Stamatakis, K. A., Jacobs, J. A., Tabak, R. G., & Brownson, R. C. (2016).

The role of researchers in disseminating evidence to public health practice settings: A cross-sectional study. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(1), 42-46. Web.

Tabak, R. G., Reis, R, S., Wilson, P., & Brownson, R. C. (2015). Dissemination of health-related research among scientists in three countries: Access to resources and current practices. Biomed Research International, 5(2), 1-10. Web.