The Use of Whiteboards in Patient's Room

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Use of Whiteboards 1 Running head: USE OF WHITEBOARDS IMPROVES PATIENT Use of Whiteboards Improves Patient Communication Process during Hospitalization i Table of Contents Chapter One: Introduction Problem Statement ………………………………………………….. 3 Statement of Purpose ………………………………………………… 3 Significance of the Problem Scope and Importance of the Problem ……………………………… 4 Application to Practice …………………………………………….. 4 Contributions to Knowledge ……………………………………….. 4 Background of the Problem ………………………………………… 5 Significance of Study ………………………………………………. 5 Sell Idea ……………………………………………………………. 5 Target Audience …………………………………………………... 5 Accessible Audience ……………………………………………… 5…show more content…
Sentinel events are a major cause of deaths in hospitals, these deaths may have been prevented if there was not a break down in the communications process. Due to the rise of such events it has been decided that by the Commission that National Patient Goals would include patient safety as an area of focus. Significance of Study. Current research in regards to the use of whiteboards has stated that they are most effective. Sell Idea. The reason to conduct this study is clear. Patients are dissatisfied with the communications process and they do not feel that they are a part of their plan of care during hospitalization. Target Audience. The target audiences of this study are patients who are hospitalized. The intended reader of this study are nursing leaders and administrators who have the need or a desire to increase safety and patient satisfaction as well as meeting the physical and emotional needs of the hospitalized clients who they serve. Accessible Audience. The accessible audiences are patients who are hospitalized at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Use of Whiteboards 6 Chapter 2: Review of Literature “Patient satisfaction is undoubtedly on the minds of hospital administrators in an increasingly consumer-driven healthcare system. With patient
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