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Practicum Reflection Journal : A Gap Analysis Of The Agency 's Electronic Medical Record ( Emr )

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Practicum Reflection Journal 3 Nurse administrators need to adroitly balance many aspects of their role, moving seamlessly from senior leadership meetings to assisting patients while completing walking rounds on an inpatient unit. This is what I have witnessed over the past three weeks in my practicum. The experience has been rich, and I am grateful to my preceptor, Karen Slifka for having lengthy conversations with me, as we discussed the current happenings at the hospital, and the practicum readings. Karen and I reviewed unit specific budgets, discussing both the revenues and expenses. We had continued attending meeting about the implementation of the agency’s electronic medical record (EMR). Our discussions also included civility in…show more content…
Jannetti, Inc., 2012). This allows for the planning of a learning activity, with a desired outcome in mind. After the material is presented, the REDCap survey will be given again to determine the outcomes for staff. According to American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (2012), there are several requirements for each continuing education offering. Each presenter must submit documentation: bio, conflict of interest, and commercial interest. Offerings must include a gap analysis worksheet that includes: current state, desired state, and identified gap. The nurse planner uses those three elements to determine if the gap is related to deficits in knowledge, not knowing; skill, not knowing how; or practice, not knowing how to put into operation. Learners’ are asked if they have gained knowledge and how likely they are to engage in a practice change (American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, 2012, pp.5-6). Attendees are asked for suggestions for future offering, which can also be used for a gap analysis. It is well accepted that increasing nursing knowledge has a direct outcome on quality of care. The IROP committee members want to establish if ROP concepts result in better outcomes in patients’ perceptions of care. This can be accomplished by analyzing the Perceptions of Care (PoC) patient survey. The 21-item questionnaire
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