Problem Statement (PICOT)
Part 1: Problem Statement
Need statement: Staffing, clients’ face-toface treatment and visits as well as being part of the health care team in the COVID-19 epidemic are all issues. This pandemic is having a negative effect on the healthcare team and their clients. Quality care has become difficult. It is therefore necessary to implement a COVID-19 plan to guarantee safe treatment and visits, as well as improve documentation in order to increase the quality of the care.
People and setting: This population includes healthcare workers, clients and their family members who work and receive care at a hospital during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Intervention Overview: This intervention consists of developing and implementing an action plan which guarantees the safety of clients’ visits and treatment throughout COVID-19. This plan includes strategies for reducing the viral spread, including the use of PPE, social isolation, and hand washing. This plan would include guidelines for virtual communication as well as training to healthcare providers about how to communicate effectively with their clients and families.
Comparing Approaches. An alternative would be to concentrate solely on the virtual treatment and communication, instead of in-person meetings. Although this method could lower the COVID-19 infection risk, it may also reduce the quality care for patients with complex needs.
Draft of Initial Outcome: This intervention aims to increase the safety and standard of care for clients affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. It would achieve this by reducing COVID-19 risk transmission, improving communication between healthcare professionals, clients and their families and improving documentation.
Estimated time: It will take about six months to develop and implement this intervention. First, two months are dedicated to the creation of the plan as well as the training of health care providers. In the following two months, you will be implementing the plan and monitoring its effectiveness. The final two months will involve the evaluation of the plan’s impact on the safety and quality of care provided.
Literature Review, Part 2.
Literature review shows the importance of a safety plan for COVID-19 patients and visitors. The pandemic’s impact has been shown in studies to be significant on both the quality and safety of healthcare (Aziz et. al., 2021; Omar et. al. 2020). It is important to use strategies that will help to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. These include the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), social distance, and good hand hygiene. Virtual communication has also been shown to be an alternative for in-person consultations, particularly with clients who have chronic illnesses (Goh, et. al., 2010).
A literature review also highlights that interprofessional cooperation is essential in establishing and implementing intervention. To ensure that the plan is effective, collaboration between healthcare professionals and infection prevention experts is crucial (Cdc 2021). Literature also stresses the importance of policies and guidelines that support interventions such as those created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC, 2021).
Conclusion: The literature review confirms the necessity of a safety plan for COVID-19 patients and staff during pandemic. This review highlights the need for interprofessional collaboration, as well as policies and guidelines that will support the plan’s implementation.