For this assessment it is suggested you take one of two approaches:
1. Build on the work that you have done in your first two assessments and create an agenda and PowerPoint of
an educational in-service session that would help a specific staff audience learn, provide feedback, and
understand their roles and practice new skills related to your safety improvement plan, or
2. Locate a safety improvement plan through an external resource and create an agenda and PowerPoint of an
educational in-service session that would help a specific staff audience learn, provide feedback, and
understand their roles and practice new skills related to the issues and improvement goals presented in your
The final deliverable for this assessment will be a PowerPoint presentation with detailed presenter’s notes
representing the material you would deliver at an in-service session to raise awareness of your chosen safety
improvement initiative and to explain the need for it. Additionally, you must educate the audience as to their role
and importance to the success of the initiative. This includes providing examples and practice opportunities to test
out new ideas or practices related to the safety improvement initiative.
Be sure that your presentation addresses the following, which corresponds to the grading criteria in the scoring
guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.
List the purpose and goals of an in-service session for nurses.
Explain the need for and process to improve safety outcomes related to a specific organizational issue.
Explain to the audience their role and importance of making the improvement plan successful.
Create resources or activities to encourage skill development and process understanding related to a safety
Communicate with nurses in a respectful and informative way that clearly presents expectations and solicits
feedback on communication strategies for future improvement.
There are various ways to structure an in-service session; below is just one example:
Part 1: Agenda and Outcomes.
Explain to your audience what they are going to learn or do, and what they are expected to take away.
Part 2: Safety Improvement Plan.
Give an overview of the current problem, the proposed plan, and what the improvement plan is trying
Explain why it is important for the organization to address the current situation.
Part 3: Audience’s Role and Importance.
Discuss how the staff audience will be expected to help implement and drive the improvement plan.
Explain why they are critical to the success of the improvement plan.
Describe how their work could benefit from embracing their role in the plan.
Part 4: New Process and Skills Practice.
Explain new processes or skills.
Develop an activity that allows the staff audience to practice and ask questions about these.
In the notes section of your PowerPoint, brainstorm potential responses to likely questions or concerns.
Part 5: Soliciting Feedback.
Describe how you would solicit feedback from the audience on the improvement plan and the inservice.
Explain how you might integrate this feedback for future improvements.
Remember to account for activity and discussion time.