The Procedure Program must have a clear description of the philosophy, values, and principles that underlie the program provide guidance for all treatment decisions, program decisions, and evaluations; and are used to promote consistency, integrity, and sustainable effort across all provider organization units.
Setting clear inclusion and exclusion criteria define the scope for the audience most likely to benefit when the program is implemented. The Procedure Program Plan documents these elements and provides a framework for implementation and sustainability:
- Procedure Program Charter
- Essential Element Descriptions
- Operational Practice Profiles
- Procedure Program Plans
- Plan Attachments
A Procedure Program Charter is developed and agreed upon by the stakeholders to cement commitment and detail roles responsibilities. The Charter also documents each organization’s objectives to integrate them throughout the Procedure Program Portfolio. Stakeholders are identified within the organization, and supporting company departments, and Industry Partners and Regulators. Interviews are arranged that identifies and establishes requirements. This potentially avoids defensive and subversive actions by those without a voice.
Procedure Program Elements relate requirements and principles with essential functional roles, and core activities. Clear Essential Element Descriptions that describe the functions performed must be present to say that a program exists at a given location. Operational Practice Profiles describe the core activities that allow a program to be teachable, learnable, and doable in practice; and promote consistency across practitioners at the level of actual service delivery. These create the elements of Procedure Program Plan as well as supporting Plan Attachments such as Procedure Standards, Design Principles, Format and Syntax Guides, and Templates)