The prevention and management of Covid is crucial in the current pandemic time for patient safety in the healthcare environment. What is evident in the care setting is that there should be an adequate training program for the nurses so that they can handle situations in urgent care. In consultation with my preceptor regarding policies and SOPs set by the National Institute of Health that aid the achievement of prevention and management goals in the healthcare setting, I along with my preceptor was able to curate a list of measurable outcomes for my proposed capstone project intervention and that it is implementing preceptorship program. The preceptorship program equips nurses and care providers with the necessary information to manage and prevent the Coronavirus (Quek et al, 2019). The measurable outcomes that are essentially related to the proposed intervention of the capstone change project are as follows:
- The preceptorship program urged preceptors and nurses to take effective immediate actions in detecting Covid and preventing virus spread.
Rationale: The program is effective to reduce Covid-19 transmission as preceptors have enough information on potential recommendations in terms of hygiene practices. Preceptors would be able to teach newly qualified nurses in terms of testing capacity, social distancing strategies, and detecting Covid positive patients in the community (Strickland, 2020).
- The training program helped preceptors to emphasize the gravity of the situation for training new nurse practitioners.
Rationale: The preceptorship program played a positive role in terms of the development of decision-making skills in preceptors to deliver immediate care solutions to the newly qualified nurses. This initiative added preceptees’ engagement, sustainability, and value to the program (Rambod et al, 2018).
- The clear difference in preceptors’ and nurses’ efficiency and capability between the start of the preceptorship training and at the end of the intervention.
Rationale: Achieving success with the preceptorship training program in a sizeable portion of the Covid affected population is the measure of training program success. If fewer members of the population will be getting affected at the end of the preceptorship program, the intervention will have achieved its objective.
Quek, G. J., Ho, G. H., Hassan, N. B., Quek, S. E., & Shorey, S. (2019). Perceptions of preceptorship among newly graduated nurses and preceptors: A descriptive qualitative study. Nurse education in practice, 37, 62-67.
Rambod, M., Sharif, F., & Khademian, Z. (2018). The impact of the preceptorship program on self-efficacy and learning outcomes in nursing students. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 23(6), 444.
Strickland, J. L. (2020). Preceptor Training: A Quantitative Study to Determine the Effectiveness of a Formal Preceptor Training Program for Medical-Surgical Nurse Preceptors.