Using the Nursing Intervention Classification to Describe the Role of the Nurse Practitioner

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148355
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Presentation
Title:
Using the Nursing Intervention Classification to Describe the Role of the Nurse Practitioner
Abstract:
Using the Nursing Intervention Classification to Describe the Role of the Nurse Practitioner
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Haugsdal, Cindy
P.I. Institution Name:Albert Lea Medical Center
Objective: The purpose of this study was to extend the “specialty use” research completed by the Nursing Interventions (NIC) research team by identifying the top 20 interventions within NIC that nurse practitioners (NP) state describes their nursing practice. It is necessary for clinical databases to be developed that include the work of NPs and it is through the use of standardized languages (i.e. NIC) that these databases can be developed. NIC captures the interventions performed by nurses. It is described as being applicable to nurses in all settings and across the care continuum. The NIC research team has published results of surveys completed by a variety of specialty organizations within nursing (i.e. oncology, pediatrics, and critical care) listing the most often identified interventions pertinent to each of the specialties. One specialty within nursing that has not been surveyed is the nurse practitioner. The NIC has many interventions that describe the work of the practitioner, but the most pertinent interventions to their practice have not been identified by nurse practitioners themselves. Design: This was a descriptive study using a survey method. Sample: The sample included 1,128 licensed nurse practitioners with prescriptive privileges in the state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Nursing provided the names and mailing information. Four hundred fourteen (414) surveys were returned (36.7%). Setting: The state of Minnesota. Name of Variables or Concept: Interventions were those described in the NIC classification that the NPs stated they used within their practice in the last month. Measures/Instruments: The survey included demographics and a list of the 486 NIC intervention labels and definitions. The NPs were asked to indicate all interventions that they used in their practice in the last month. The frequencies of interventions chosen were identified for all NPs and each clinical specialty. Findings: The average number of interventions chosen per NP was 120 and the top interventions were identified by 70 - 90% of the NPs. There were 4 common interventions (Documentation, Telephone Consultation, Teaching: Prescribed Medication, & Emotional Support) identified across the 7 clinical specialty areas. Each specialty identified interventions clearly unique to their practice. Conclusions: The NIC classification system does describe the role of the NP. Interventions were identified related to health screening, treatment and management, health promotion and education, psychosocial support, and indirect activities. A partnership between CPT and NIC would better describe the practice of the NP. Implications: The NP practice is currently not visible in large databases. The core interventions identified by the various NP specialties can be used to build computerized documentation systems thus building clinical databases to describe the role of the NP.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing the Nursing Intervention Classification to Describe the Role of the Nurse Practitioneren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148355-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using the Nursing Intervention Classification to Describe the Role of the Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haugsdal, Cindy</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Albert Lea Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">haugsdal.cindy@mayo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to extend the &ldquo;specialty use&rdquo; research completed by the Nursing Interventions (NIC) research team by identifying the top 20 interventions within NIC that nurse practitioners (NP) state describes their nursing practice. It is necessary for clinical databases to be developed that include the work of NPs and it is through the use of standardized languages (i.e. NIC) that these databases can be developed. NIC captures the interventions performed by nurses. It is described as being applicable to nurses in all settings and across the care continuum. The NIC research team has published results of surveys completed by a variety of specialty organizations within nursing (i.e. oncology, pediatrics, and critical care) listing the most often identified interventions pertinent to each of the specialties. One specialty within nursing that has not been surveyed is the nurse practitioner. The NIC has many interventions that describe the work of the practitioner, but the most pertinent interventions to their practice have not been identified by nurse practitioners themselves. Design: This was a descriptive study using a survey method. Sample: The sample included 1,128 licensed nurse practitioners with prescriptive privileges in the state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Nursing provided the names and mailing information. Four hundred fourteen (414) surveys were returned (36.7%). Setting: The state of Minnesota. Name of Variables or Concept: Interventions were those described in the NIC classification that the NPs stated they used within their practice in the last month. Measures/Instruments: The survey included demographics and a list of the 486 NIC intervention labels and definitions. The NPs were asked to indicate all interventions that they used in their practice in the last month. The frequencies of interventions chosen were identified for all NPs and each clinical specialty. Findings: The average number of interventions chosen per NP was 120 and the top interventions were identified by 70 - 90% of the NPs. There were 4 common interventions (Documentation, Telephone Consultation, Teaching: Prescribed Medication, &amp; Emotional Support) identified across the 7 clinical specialty areas. Each specialty identified interventions clearly unique to their practice. Conclusions: The NIC classification system does describe the role of the NP. Interventions were identified related to health screening, treatment and management, health promotion and education, psychosocial support, and indirect activities. A partnership between CPT and NIC would better describe the practice of the NP. Implications: The NP practice is currently not visible in large databases. The core interventions identified by the various NP specialties can be used to build computerized documentation systems thus building clinical databases to describe the role of the NP.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:57Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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