iplinary team at Pacific Oaks Hospital has noted a rise in pressure ulcer rates and considered setting up strategies to decrease the pressure ulcer rates. Several models have been developed to improve the quality of human health (Sadeghi, Barzi, Mikhail & Shabot, 2013). Among the various models developed include the Public Heath Model and the Model for Improvement. The purpose for this project is to evaluate the Public Health Model and the Model for Improvement to assess how they can aid in decreasing the pressure ulcer rates.
The public health care model is among the most important models ever developed. The model incorporates a variety of prevention and care strategies. Gilbert (2011) states that the model focuses on the causes of disease, socio-cultural and economic factors that might interrupt the quality of healthcare services. The model is characterized by unique elements such as leadership, surveillance, and partnerships. The model can be adopted to improve the quality of service and welfare of people suffering from pressure ulcer disease. Actually, the model can be employed in developing effective prevention, rehabilitation, and palliative care strategies at different stages of disease development. For instance, surveillance can enhance timely detection of the diseases. As a result, prevention schemes will be established on time and, therefore, reduce the identified pressure ulcer rates.
The model emphasis on teamwork and strategic performance. However, the model directs that the size and nature of the team should be determined by the needs and nature of the organization. The model explains that it is important to set goals that the improvement strategy intends to achieve. According to Hickey & Brosnan (2012), setting of goals gives the team a roadmap of whatever it intends to achieve.
The model reflects on the importance of establishing measures and selecting changes. In essence, establishing measures aids in assessing whether adoption of a specific ...Show more