Nursing

Tool of the month: Plan, do, study, act table

Nurse Leader Insider, May 14, 2012

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The tool of the month feature highlights one free downloadable tool each month. Click over to our website, download the tool, customize it, and use it today!

One of the simplest tools to implement successful change is Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA). You might suggest a pilot study in your discussions with the executive team, which will lead you to this tool. This process encourages rapid incremental improvements in cost and quality outcomes. Sometimes we spend so long planning formal changes that we miss the opportunity for, as well as the immediate value from, the change. This process facilitates movement and results in the opportunity to see quick wins or when a change might not be a good fit for your unit or organization and needs to be stopped.

Find an overview of each step in the PDSA plan here.

Editor's note: For a whole library of FREE tools like this one, visit the Tools Library,
part of www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.



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