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Conduct an educational needs assessment and analysis of your place of employment.

Include in your assessment the following information:

1)Type of institution
2)Type of nursing care/services provided
3)Volume of activity of the institution
4)Levels of nursing care staff employed
5)Summarize the results of the educational needs assessment and analysis addressing the following points:

1)Select a small but representative sample group that you will use to conduct your assessment.
2)Collect data using interviews, questionnaires, checklists, review of institution's documents, or direct observation.
3)Evaluate the data.

6)Based on your analysis identify the highest priority educational need of your institution.
7)Identify institutional forces in favor/against responding to educational needs, such as budgetary and staff constraints, staff receptiveness, and support from management. Identify key stakeholders.
8)Based upon the existing structure of the organization, identify the next step within the institution to respond to the educational need identified as highest priority.

Any help will be much appreciated to help me get started. Thank you.

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The first page of an educational assessment and analysis in healthcare (see http://www.springerlink.com/content/l851562573722140/), which is a sample of the content of the article.

A tentative outline was provided and used some hypothetical information for each section to illustrate how to write up each section and can be used as a type of exemplar for your final copy.

RESPONSE:

Educational Needs Assessment and Analysis for (Name of Facility)

I. Introduction

II. Institution

A. Type of institution
B. Type of nursing care/services provided
C. Volume of activity of the institution
D. Levels of nursing care staff employed (these can be collapsed under one heading if there is not enough information to warrant a separate heading).

III. Results of the Educational Needs Assessment and Analysis

A. Sample
B. Method
C. Data Analysis and Results
D. Institutional Forces
E. Education Training Program

IV. Conclusion

Now let's look at some information for each, some of which you provided in your emails to see if we can make it flow. I provided some hypothetical information for illustrative purposes only. You will be using your own data. You might consider using the headings from the tentative outline above for organization and flow.

Educational Needs Assessment and Analysis for (Hospital Name)

Caring for older patients differs from caring for younger patients on a number of dimensions. For example, older patients often have several chronic conditions, take multiple medications, and respond to treatments and medications differently than do younger persons. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment becomes more difficult. In fact, few physicians and other health professionals are fully trained to recognize or address the unique and complex needs of the elderly, nor are they able to perform an effective geriatric assessment. As a result, health professionals and physicians often consider conditions like memory loss or incontinence to be the expected side effects of aging, though appropriate interventions can improve these conditions. In many cases, physicians hesitate to prescribe exercise regimens or cholesterol lowering strategies, even though patients could benefit. Depression, which physicians often confuse with the onset of cognitive impairment, is often undiagnosed in older adults. In addition, many physicians and healthcare professionals are not trained to consider the social, environmental, and psychological factors such as retirement and isolation that can compound the effects of a patient's illness (O'Neill & Barry, http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/pdf/trainging.pdf). ...

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