Chaos and Perfection: The Villains of Project Implementation

Author(s): Erika Simon

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Quality Improvement

Role: Manager, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

You’ve just bought a new device for your organization and the changes impact everyone. Change can invite chaos and perfection paralysis; somewhere in the middle there is a solution. Join us for this engaging and interactive foundational session preparing the learner for success in project implementation. Follow a real-life exemplar, providing specific exercises and tools using a process-improvement framework.


  • Determine common barriers and solutions to healthcare-associated projects, including known and unknown variables contributing to failed implementation.
  • Identify the phases of project implementation using a formalized model (Lean Six Sigma Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control).
  • Examine exemplars of successful project implementations, including tools and strategies to utilize in a resource-limited facility.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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