Standards for quality improvement reporting excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines offer a framework for evaluating the type and efficacy of interventions meant to enhance the quality of care. The current presentation contains sections such as introduction, background and motivation for the project, literature review, objectives and scope of study, implementation plan and procedures, metrics of success, timeline, budget, and risk management plan. In contrast, the SQUIRE guideline contains additional information that was not incorporated in the proposed study, for example, study question, ethical issues, summary, relation to other evidence, limitations, interpretation, and source of funding. Helpful aspects that will be integrated into the final presentation are the study question, ethical issues, and limitations of the study.
Details of Information to be Added
Proposed additions to the final presentation include study questions, ethical issues, and limitations of the study. The study question spells out the main improvement-associated query as well as additional questions that the study intends to answer. Formulating a study question enables the investigator to determine whether the study objectives have been attained at the culmination of the investigation (Hancock & Algozzine, 2017). The proposed question is “Do the use of a medication schedule time tool and patient participation in medication management improve medication safety and reconciliation in a home-care setting post-discharge? Ethical issues that will be addressed consist of the approval process and any anticipated or observed concerns during the study. Limitations will comprise issues related to the sample size, type and selection, duration of the study, and flaws in the design or method, which could have affected the outcomes.
The Author’s Opinion of the Squire Guidelines
The squire guidelines are helpful in the development and appraisal of a quality improvement project presentation. They provide a systematic and detailed approach to covering vital components of the project presentation. They also include specific information under each heading and subheading, which is critical to avoiding ambiguity and repetition. Therefore, the author plans to use most aspects of the guideline in future presentations and papers.
Hancock, D. R., & Algozzine, B. (2017). Doing case study research: A practical guide for beginning researchers. Teachers College Press.