Critical Thinking Incident

Activity 3
Critical Thinking Incident
Think about and analyze a specific situation that has occurred in your work setting and the impact critical thinking had on that specific situation.
• Think back to a critical incident in your workplace that affected patient safety, had an unintended outcome, or did not contribute to the well-being of the patient. Reflect on the incident to identify why the breakdowns in quality and safety occurred.
• Refer to Box 5-4, Guidelines for Analyzing CT (Rubenfeld & Scheffer, 2015) to examine an event/incidence, to synthesize what happened, and how to prevent it in the future.
In the format you have chosen to show mastery:
• A description of a critical incident that occurred in your workplace that had an unintended outcome or did not contribute to the well-being of the patient.
• An analysis of the event using the questions from box 5-4. Use these questions to analyze the event- it is not necessary to use all of them, but the ones that pertain to your event. You can then use the information from your answers to identify and talk about the incident, what worked well and what did not.
• Your reflection of the incident, what the breakdowns were and why they occurred.
• What steps a leader/manager can take to prevent future incidents or describe how you would create an environment where these incidences are less likely to happen; for example, what would you do differently?
Reading and Resources
Read Chapter 7 In Rubenfeld, M. G., & Scheffer, B.K. (2015). Critical thinking TACTICS for nurses: Achieving the IOM competencies (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Additional Instructions:
1. All submissions should have a title page and reference page.
2. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly resources.
3. Adhere to grammar, spelling and punctuation criteria.
4. Adhere to APA compliance guidelines.
5. Adhere to the chosen Submission Option for Delivery of Activity guidelines.
Think about and analyze a specific situation that has occurred in your work setting and the impact critical thinking had on that specific situation.
• Think back to a critical incident in your workplace that affected patient safety, had an unintended outcome, or did not contribute to the well-being of the patient. Reflect on the incident to identify why the breakdowns in quality and safety occurred.
• Refer to Box 5-4, Guidelines for Analyzing CT (Rubenfeld & Scheffer, 2015) to examine an event/incidence, to synthesize what happened, and how to prevent it in the future.
In the format you have chosen to show mastery:
• A description of a critical incident that occurred in your workplace that had an unintended outcome or did not contribute to the well-being of the patient.
• An analysis of the event using the questions from box 5-4. Use these questions to analyze the event- it is not necessary to use all of them, but the ones that pertain to your event. You can then use the information from your answers to identify and talk about the incident, what worked well and what did not.
• Your reflection of the incident, what the breakdowns were and why they occurred.
• What steps a leader/manager can take to prevent future incidents or describe how you would create an environment where these incidences are less likely to happen; for example, what would you do differently?
GRADING RUBRIC
1. Fully details a critical incident that occurred in the workplace that had unintended outcomes or did not contribute to the well-being of the patient.
2. Fully analyzes the incident using the appropriate questions from box 5-4.
3. Fully reflects on the incident and identifies what breakdowns occurred and why these breakdowns in quality and safety occurred.
4. Fully details what steps to take as a leader and manager to prevent the incident from occurring again.
5. No errors in APA, Spelling, and Punctuation.
6. Provides three or more references.

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