Think of a time in which you encountered a change in nursing practice, patient care delivery, or within a healthcare organization, and respond to the following:

  1. What change did you encounter?
  2. Was the change planned or unplanned?
  3. List the variables that made this change difficult.
  4. Who were the people involved, and what were their attitudes toward the change?
  5. What were some lessons learned during the change process?
  6. How might you apply those lessons learned to the process of translating an evidence-based intervention into practice?


  1. What change did you encounter?

I encountered a change in patient care delivery at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In my current position, it is a company and Medicaid policy that I conduct patient home supervisory visits every 30 days for assessments, to check the patient care area for safety, to review changes to the plan of care, and to make sure the nurse and family has everything they need to successfully provide care for the patient. Because the paediatric home patients I supervise are very vulnerable, and the concerns for the pandemic were quite serious, the State of Virginia put all patient home visits on hold and allowed for visits to be conducted virtually. As a result, instead of going to the homes, I was visiting patients and their families via zoom, FaceTime, or a phone call.

  • Was the change planned or unplanned?

The change was unplanned as the enormity of the pandemic was unknown and its ramifications were also unknown. Home care organizations in Virginia were notified of the state-wide changes via memo and we had to act quickly.

  • List the variables that made this change difficult.

This change was difficult in that it was unprecedented. The company was not prepared nor had any experience with….Kindly click the purchase icon to  purchase the full solution at $5