30-Minute Weekly Initiative Assessment Measures

Sarah Beebe, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE

Session Overview:

In preparation for the pilot launch of the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare’s (GNSH) 30-Minute Weekly Initiative, an innovative program that aims to use patient stories to improve team engagement and patient safety worldwide, theory-driven, evidence-based measures are needed to assess the structure, process, and outcomes of such a campaign. This presentation will describe the planned assessment process for a pilot study of the 30-Minute Weekly Initiative in select organizations in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. The evaluation plan, based on the Donabedian Structure-Process-Outcomes Model,1–6 assesses the structure and process of the program through evidence-based usability, feasibility, and team engagement metrics, previously used in healthcare research. The priorities of the pilot study are to determine program ease of use, feasibility, organization readiness, and the effects on team engagement, while maintaining awareness of survey fatigue and respecting participant and facilitator professional time. Participants, facilitators, and the program itself will be assessed through first-click testing,12 surveying of the participants and facilitators at defined points in the initiative, and interviews of the facilitators by experienced debriefers. These measurements not only originate from research, but they also evolved from interprofessional collaboration with experts in the field, including comparison with the clinical and systems discussion topics within each Team Engagement session. 

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this information session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Donabedian Structure-Process-Outcomes Model as it applies to developing an evaluation plan.
  2. Discuss evidence-based measurements that assess usability and team engagement.