Assignment On Medical Imaging Dept's Waiting List

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RESEARCHPROPOSAL1
TABLEOFCONTENTSIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Consultation with colleagues.......................................................................................................3Focused clinical question.............................................................................................................4Description a search strategy...........................................................................................................4Problem statement...........................................................................................................................6Research Methodology....................................................................................................................7Methods of data collection/ generation and analysis.......................................................................8Ethical considerations......................................................................................................................9Timeline, budget and dissemination plan......................................................................................10Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................12References......................................................................................................................................132
INTRODUCTIONThe Medical Imaging Department combines technologically advanced imaging serviceswith delivery of high quality patient care in a professional environment. The department aims toprovide patients best services as per their requirements. According to generalised view, theMedical Imaging department performs around 48,000 diagnostic cases each year throughradiologists (Cheng and et.al., 2014). The Medical Imaging Department is engaged in providingdiagnostic, ultrasound, CAT scan, bone densitometry, nuclear medicine and mammographyservices to the patients as per their problems.It also uses filmless environment with the use of PACS (Picture ArchivingCommunication System) through which situation of the affected part is analysed. Thus, it can besaid that Medical Imaging Department offers a complete range of diagnostic and interventionalservices in radiology and subspecialty areas (Thrall, 201). The present research proposal will bemade with an aim to analyse if out of hours and weekend services could reduce the waiting list ofMedical Imaging Department. Thus, considering the same emphasis has been laid on showcasingwhy the need of out-of-hours and weekend services are generated.Consultation with colleaguesAboriginal Australians generally experience a lot of health issues; therefore for thispurpose they usually visit Medical Imaging Department to get to know about their healthconditions. Hence, in this perspective, the nurses have identified that waiting list is gettingincreased due to unavailability of staff members and rescheduling of appointments (Berberat,Grobholz and Roelcke, 2014). Thus, considering the problem, consultation has been carried outamong nurse and either Nurse Unit Manager or Clinical Nurse Consultant regarding the out-of-hours and weekend services in Medical Imaging Department.It has been noticed that health problems have been driving people to visit MedicalImaging Department; however due to lack of sufficient staff members, patients have to wait forlonger time span (Mair, Love and Frazer, 2013). The problem has been identified afterwardsobserving continuous waiting line in Medical Imaging Department. A large number of patientsmost of the time left untreated due to lack of proper scheduling. It has been observed thatsometimes they do not get appointments and sometimes they do not come at the time when they3
are given the appointments. A few patients have also been observed who visit the departmentfrequently and even after that, they do not get timely appointments (Thomsen, 2014).Thus, considering this issue, nurses of Medical Imaging Department have decided tospeak with Clinical Nurse Consultant so as to enhance the duration of services especially duringweekends so that patients may not have to wait for longer time span (Cullen and et.al., 2015).Consulting with the same authorities could assist in enhancing the duration of the services; hencepatients will be able to get necessary treatment from the respective department. Face to faceconversation will be carried out so that all the situation could be communicated to the Nursingauthority in suitable manner. This can be done along with discussions and meetings where all theauthorities will sit together (Pariente Mary and Schreiber, 2015). Later on, the same informationwill be communicated with the help of emails to the entire staff.Focused clinical questionCan out-of-hour and weekend services reduce the waiting line in Medical ImagingDepartment?Focused clinical question will be selected as waiting list in Medical Imaging Departmenthas been increasing; thus in terms of solution, the present proposal will be carried out. It can alsobe said that with the help of clinical question, researcher will be able to carry out the entireprocedure of research in appropriate manner (Dang and Pheng, 2015). The question will guidethe literature and it will also assist in finding out how the services could be deliveredprominently. The proposal plan will be carried out for the purpose of finding solutions for thepatients who experience diverse problems due to increased wait list. Medline, CINAHL and TheCochrane Library are the database that will be used for the purpose of searching literature for thestudy. Researching such database will also assist the investigator to identify several solutions thatcould be adopted to reduce the waiting line in Medical Imaging Department (Žikić, 2016).DESCRIPTIONASEARCHSTRATEGYUnder search strategy, various database like Medline, CINAHL and The CochraneLibrary will be accessed for collecting data about the subject matter. Further, Google researchwill also be carried out for the purpose of collecting wide range of data. The database will assistthe researcher to carry out the process of searching in suitable manner. Several key terms will beused to research the content for the study (Boehm and Thomas, 2013). A search strategy is a4
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