The first step to gaining the support and funding with your idea to improve patient care is to perform research and be prepared. One should be able to support their ideas with literature and evidence based practice. I would input my idea along with the evidence based practice into a neatly design PowerPoint. The presentation would last approximately 10 minutes. The presentation will clear and simple for the upper management team to understand. The presentation would state the purpose of the idea, benefits of the idea, cost of the idea, and the population that the idea is targeting. I would show compassion for my idea while connecting with the upper management. At the end of the presentation there will be allotted time for any questions that upper management may have.
Top tips for presenting an effective presentation: Show compassion and connect with the audience, focus on the audience needs, keep it simple, smile and make eye contact, start strong, keep slides to the minimum of 10-30, tell stories, use your voice effectively, body language, and relax, breath, enjoy (Anderson, 2013)
Communication is a process through which information, understanding, and perceptions are passed from one person to another; communication is very important in nursing as it is an integral part in the field. Many of the times when we meet for the council meeting, staffs have been coming up with ideas on how patient care can be improved and the process has been encouraged as it seeks to come up with new ways of improving service to the patients. In some instances, there are ideas which I approve without involving the management, and there are others which need the approval of the top management to be implemented.
My unit council had noted that patients have been walking for long to access services within the facility, this is because the parking lot is located fur and sometimes the patients have been facing challenges (Huber, 2017).To present the changes to the upper management I used oral presentation though there were some visual tools to help in illustrating issues which cannot be presented verbally. During the presentation, I made sure to explain how the idea come about and how my unit has come up with a solution to the problem. In the discussion, we talked of the possible outcome if the idea was implemented and how it would improve service to the patients. The issue could be solved by coming up with valet parking for emergency patients. By the time we left the boardroom, the management had approved the implementation of valet parking for emergency patients. The reason why I chose this type of communication is that it is easy to get the feedback and I can evaluate the visual impressions of the management.