You were recently promoted to the position of Director of the Medical Surgical unit at your local hospital. You just finished meeting with a group of Directors who were discussing the Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) rates. Your unit’s CAUTI rate has not decreased since the implementation of a new policy over a year ago. Financial repercussions of the high CAUTI rate cannot continue. You have been given the task of reviewing the policy and creating a SWOT Analysis, offering recommendations for change.
Choose strengths/positive aspects of the policy, including regulatory guidelines.
Support choice of strengths with current literature.
W: Weaknesses of policy
Choose weaknesses/concerns of the policy related to regulatory guidelines.
Include weaknesses/concerns of the policy related to financial guidelines.
Support choice of weaknesses with current literature.
Include opportunities for growth or improvement of the policy.
Include perceived opportunities for financial, legal, ethical, quality and safety.
Support choice of opportunities with current literature.
Include perceived threats to financial, legal, ethical, quality and safety.
Support choice of threats with current literature.
Propose clearly stated and concise recommendations for change.
Include descriptions of necessary actions.
Use evidence to support your recommendations.