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    NHS FPX 8040 Assessment 1 Project Charter Part 1

    Student Name

    Capella University

    NHS-FPX 8040 Project Charter

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    Project Overview

    Project NameDecreasing Mortality Rates due to Skin Cancer in West Virginia University Hospital through Early Prevention Strategies
    Gap Analysis
    Current StateIncrease in mortality rates due to skin cancer (7%)
    Desired StateReducing the number of deaths due to skin cancer (less than 5%)
    Identified GapThe identified gap is 2%
    Methods Used to Identify the GapQuestionnaires, Assessments, Synopses, and Surveys
    CampaignsCampaigns to increase patient knowledge about skin cancer and lifestyle modifications
    Learning sessionsLearning sessions for the healthcare staff in the oncology department
    Implications/Relevance to Identified Population
    Improvements neededStaff training and increasing awareness about prevention strategies
    ImpactIncrease in lifespan; decrease in deaths caused by skin cancer
    Evidence to Support the Need
    ResearchDietz et al. (2020) emphasize the role of cancer treatment, screening tests, early diagnosis, and treatment in reducing skin cancer mortality rates (American Cancer Society, 2022a).
    Problem Statement
    IssueIncreased mortality rates in the West Virginia population due to skin cancer
    ResolutionAchievable through educational and secondary prevention strategies
    SMART Objectives
    SpecificReduce skin cancer rate from 7% to 5% from 2023 to 2024 by implementing prevention, early detection, and training strategies for healthcare workers
    MeasurableMonitor deaths monthly using EHR or surveys
    AchievableRealistic objective achievable through collaboration with healthcare staff
    RelevanceInterventions are relevant to the issue of increased mortality rates
    Time-boundGoal to be accomplished within one year (2023-2024)
    Project AIM
    PurposeEncourage healthcare workers at West Virginia University Hospital to reduce mortality rates in patients
    Planning and PreparationTwo months – Identifying goals and objectives, evaluating patients, discussing obstacles, and securing funds
    ImplementationForwarding the plan, promoting prevention strategies, increasing collaboration, arranging educational seminars, and assessing progress
    Goal EvaluationSix months – Evaluating information, identifying gaps, and making necessary adjustments


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    NHS FPX 8040 Assessment 1 Project Charter Part 1