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Team B Curriculum Objectives Paper
Shaundra Allbritton, Lori Gibbons-Nelson, & Jennifer Pavel
NUR/588
January 26, 2015
Mary Martin

Team Curriculum Objectives Paper
Department of Veterans Affairs is comprised of three administrations, Veterans Health and Benefits Administration, and National Cemetery Administration. Although all three serve Veterans and their families, VHA is the largest of the three that work to meet their health care needs. With more than 54 VA medical organizations, rarely, two functions are the same, however, the mission, is the same for each of them (“United States Department of Veterans Affairs,” 2014). Established by The Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals are a primary focus of all VA facilities (“The Joint Commission”, 2015). Learning Team B (LTB) will provide a description of the VA, the VA mission, community and the constituents, as well as an educational goal based on safety goals established by the Joint Commission. This year’s safety goals did not change from the previous year; however, there has been a few amendments made. The safety goal is to improve patient identification accuracy (“The Joint Commission”, 2015). Three behavioral objectives, goals, the relevance of each goal, as well as an evaluation method and rationale for each objective will also be described. Lastly, LTB will present a lesson plan in outline format (“Nur/588 Assignment”, 2014). The Scenario - Department of Veterans Affairs

The federal government serves VA as it constituent because appropriated funds are utilized via the Medical Care Budget Authority to operate this conglomerate organization. VA has health care organizations located in the smallest to the largest communities in cities throughout the U.S. VA is devoted to delivering excellent health care to the clients and their families served. Efforts to cover the continuum of care, services include primary care, surgical care (inpatient and outpatient settings), and specialty cares, pharmacy, mental health, long-term care, and prosthetics. Additional services include a civilian health program (CHAMPVA), and commitment to the latest conflict eras in Iraq and Afghanistan through 2015 (“U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,” 2014). According to “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” (2013), the VA mission is to “Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.” (About VHA). The driving force, the mission stands behind the quality care provided to the patients. Care and services are provided at both parent facilities and community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCS). Parent facilities provide all services while some services are not available at CBOCS. In this case services are outsourced and referred to as Non-VA Cares (“U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs”, 2013). Educational Goal

Overall Education Goal for target population inpatient nursing to include ICU, Psychiatry and Medical/Surgical units. 1. To demonstrate compliance and full implementation of the National Patient Safety Goal #1 Improve the accuracy of patient identifiacation. Evidenced by

a. Use of two patient identifiers when taking blood samples or administering medications or blood products. b. Documented implementation of VHA Directive 2002-070, Ensuring Correct Surgery c. Develop outcome measures to show 100% compliance with policy IM-03- Identify authentication and identification of patients. d. Use of BCMA to the fullest extent possible.

Newsday (April 7, 2002) reported 440 deaths occur in the U.S. related to blood transfusion. The VA National Center Root Cause Analysis (RCA) cases on blood transfusion and in 2002 the Joint Commission reported 12 sentinel events related to blood transfusion. In 1994 a nurse working at a VA Medical Center came up with the idea of bar coding medications at the bedside after renting a car using a bar code. By 2003, bar code medication...
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