Medication Policy Implementation Plan Part 1: First, answer the questions presen
Medication Policy Implementation Plan Part 1: First, answer the questions presented in Box 16-1 Assessment of Practice Environment (page 436 of your textbook) to assess the practice environment. Type your answers as a numbered list (APA formatting is not required for Part 1). Part 2: The new policy on medication administration changes several steps in the ordering, checking, and administration of certain medications. This is due to a steady increase in medication errors over the past 18 months. There are many new nursing staff and there have been equipment changes with a new bar code system in place which only a few nurses seem to know how to use correctly. You are the chair of the committee tasked with disseminating this new policy and all changes to the units. Using strategies identified in chapter 16, write an implementation plan for the change. You may wish to use Kotter's model as a reference. Be sure to discuss phases of implementation, education, equipment needs, and possible costs as well as a timeline for implementation and expected outcomes. APA format is required with 2 – 3 pages in length. Submit both your answers to the questions from Box 16-1 (part 1) and your implementation plan (part 2) to receive credit for this assignment. Click the assignment link to compare your work to the rubric before submitting it. Click the same link to submit your assignment.

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