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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621171
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
Qualitative Research
Title:
Strengthening the Signal Functions in Lejweleputsua Health District
Author(s):
Kumpi, Mookho; Motete, Rebecca; Bekker, Elgonda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mookho Kumpi; Rebecca Motete; Elgonda Bekker, M Soc Sc, RN, RM, R AdvM
Abstract:

Purpose: The purpose of this leadership project was to strengthen World Health Organization (WHO) signal functions in all seven-delivery sites in the district to improve responsiveness to routine and emergency care.

Abstract: Apart from being a quality improvement project this project was also a leadership development initiative in the STTI Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy. Lejweleputswa is one of the five districts in South Africa that under-performed during 2011-2013 period with regard to perinatal outcomes. Baseline statics on current levels of WHO signal functions coverage was retrieved from District Health Information System using a designed tool. Facilities were classified as Basic Emergency Obstetric Care / Comprehensive Emergency obstetric Care. Seven facilities were assessed, results analyzed and shared with stakeholders.

Awareness and the need for change were created. A team was formed consisting of District Specialist Team and Unit managers. Action plans were drawn and empowerment was done using outreach and benchmarking. Resources were shared and reallocated. Process matters addressed with regard to acquisition plans and budgets and the campaign on Acceleration in  Reduction of Maternal and Child mortality in Africa was launched.

Initial statistics showed evidence of effectiveness when one facility reached 100% compliance on signal functions. The project influenced the district strategic decisions. The worst performing delivery site was merged with regional hospital and it also resulted in the birth of reproductive health clinic and a successful CARMMA event. The Project was presented in the Free State Millennium Development Goal (MDG) count down summit and the signal functions are now part of the MEC injunctions.

Compliance on signal functions should be measured against the maternal and neonatal indicators. Results associated with the change would be measurable in the next triennium. Facility accreditation will be done based on signal functions. The mentee developed her leadership competencies throughout this project and can now with confidence function as a leader in practice.

Keywords:
Maternal Child Nursing; WHO signal functions.; Kouzes and Posner; The Leadership Challenge
CINAHL Headings:
Maternal-Child Health; Maternal-Child Nursing; Maternal-Child Health--South Africa; Maternal-Child Nursing--South Africa; Obstetric Care; Obstetric Care--South Africa; Maternal Mortality; Maternal Mortality--South Africa; Quality Improvement; Leadership
Repository Posting Date:
22-Dec-2016
Date of Publication:
22-Dec-2016
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
STTI Tau Lambda Conference 2015
Conference Host:
Tau Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sponsors:
Johnson & Johnson
Description:
This presentation is the summation of a project undertaken as part of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (2013-2015 cohort).

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachQualitative Researchen
dc.titleStrengthening the Signal Functions in Lejweleputsua Health Districten_US
dc.contributor.authorKumpi, Mookhoen
dc.contributor.authorMotete, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorBekker, Elgondaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMookho Kumpi; Rebecca Motete; Elgonda Bekker, M Soc Sc, RN, RM, R AdvMen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621171-
dc.description.abstract<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Purpose</span>: The purpose of this leadership project was to strengthen World Health Organization (WHO) signal functions in all seven-delivery sites in the district to improve responsiveness to routine and emergency care.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Abstract</span>: Apart from being a quality improvement project this project was also a leadership development initiative in the STTI Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy. Lejweleputswa is one of the five districts in South Africa that under-performed during 2011-2013 period with regard to perinatal outcomes. Baseline statics on current levels of WHO signal functions coverage was retrieved from District Health Information System using a designed tool. Facilities were classified as Basic Emergency Obstetric Care / Comprehensive Emergency obstetric Care. Seven facilities were assessed, results analyzed and shared with stakeholders.</p> <p>Awareness and the need for change were created. A team was formed consisting of District Specialist Team and Unit managers. Action plans were drawn and empowerment was done using outreach and benchmarking. Resources were shared and reallocated. Process matters addressed with regard to acquisition plans and budgets and the campaign on Acceleration in  Reduction of Maternal and Child mortality in Africa was launched.</p> <p>Initial statistics showed evidence of effectiveness when one facility reached 100% compliance on signal functions. The project influenced the district strategic decisions. The worst performing delivery site was merged with regional hospital and it also resulted in the birth of reproductive health clinic and a successful CARMMA event. The Project was presented in the Free State Millennium Development Goal (MDG) count down summit and the signal functions are now part of the MEC injunctions.</p> <p>Compliance on signal functions should be measured against the maternal and neonatal indicators. Results associated with the change would be measurable in the next triennium. Facility accreditation will be done based on signal functions. The mentee developed her leadership competencies throughout this project and can now with confidence function as a leader in practice.</p>en
dc.subjectMaternal Child Nursingen
dc.subjectWHO signal functions.en
dc.subjectKouzes and Posneren
dc.subjectThe Leadership Challengeen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Healthen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Health--South Africaen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Nursing--South Africaen
dc.subject.cinahlObstetric Careen
dc.subject.cinahlObstetric Care--South Africaen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal Mortalityen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal Mortality--South Africaen
dc.subject.cinahlQuality Improvementen
dc.subject.cinahlLeadershipen
dc.date.available2016-12-22T15:41:59Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-22-
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-22T15:41:59Z-
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.nameSTTI Tau Lambda Conference 2015en
dc.conference.hostTau Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationSunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africaen
dc.description.sponsorshipJohnson & Johnsonen
dc.descriptionThis presentation is the summation of a project undertaken as part of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (2013-2015 cohort).en
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