The model of medical care that seems to be the most productive is the lean manufacturing model. This is a model based on eliminating all types of losses by continuous improvement through the involvement of nurses. The introduction of lean manufacturing technologies into the daily practice of medical workers providing primary health care contributes to creating a patient-oriented system for providing medical services. In addition, they positively impact the production environment in such areas as ensuring safety and quality, fulfilling orders, eliminating losses, reducing costs, and creating a corporate culture.
According to Edelman, Mandle, and Kudzma (2014), it has several advantages compared to other models of nursing care. For example, compared to the patient-centered or functional models, there is a careful attitude to the time resource as the primary value. This result is achieved due to the optimal logistics of the implemented processes, organized, taking into account the principles of ergonomics and compliance with the volume of the working space. Based on the application of the lean production model, my work meets all these requirements.
This model defined the technical requirements for clinical trials, namely for its main elements (sample, criteria, and focus group). This is due to the desire to eliminate unnecessary delays in the development of research. In addition, the lean production model is aimed at the economic use of human and material resources. For this reason, the actual data are used in clinical practice while maintaining complete control of their quality, safety, and effectiveness (Schmidt & Brown, 2019). The quality of the search, evaluation, and synthesis of evidence largely depends on the collaborative work of medical personnel consisting of specialists of different specialties and competencies. Such a complex multidisciplinary activity under the lean production model is ensured through high-tech equipment and training of physicians in new technical skills. In addition, it is based on non-technical skills that contribute to the safe and effective work of the team.
The planning, implementation, and evaluation of treatment outcomes largely depend on many factors, such as evidence, clinical judgments, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences. Considering these factors in the lean production model is mandatory since it improves the quality and effectiveness of treatment of patients (“NURS 350 Research in nursing,” 2012). Cooperation in the collection, documentation, and dissemination of evidence is carried out in the presence of a precise, unambiguous formulation of the task, a qualified distribution of roles, and a prompt response. This becomes possible in the conditions of the lean use model since it requires employees to develop the skills necessary to ensure effective interprofessional interaction.
During the implementation of this program, high efficiency was shown by me; passing this program will undoubtedly have a positive impact on my professional development and future. Completing this course will allow me to guarantee high-quality, timely, and qualified care to patients. As a confirmation of my fulfillment of the basic requirements, the solution to the task when it was necessary to choose an effective method of providing medical care can be considered. Many indicators show the relationship between academic experience and the actual application of the acquired skills in practice. This includes reducing the waiting time for patients to receive medical care and improving the safety of medical services (“NURS 561 Health promotion and disease prevention,” 2021). In addition, there is an increase in the level of satisfaction of the population with their availability and quality, which is also an essential indicative factor.
Passing the RN-BSN program at WCU allowed me to choose in favor of an effective model of health care. The results were the reorganization of the provision of medical care to the patient, taking into account the rational use of his time, and improving the quality and accessibility of medical care. As long-term effects, an increase in satisfaction with the level of services provided and a reduction in the burden on medical personnel by increasing the efficiency of nurses can be distinguished.
Edelman, C. L., Mandle, C. L., & Kudzma, E. C. (2014). Health promotion throughout the life span. St. Louis, USA: Elsevier Mosby.
NURS 350 Research in nursing. (2012).
Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. (2019). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (4th ed.). Sudbury, USA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.