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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148676
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Changing the Nursing Model of Care on an Acute Care Unit
Abstract:
Changing the Nursing Model of Care on an Acute Care Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Havey, Sheila A., BScN
P.I. Institution Name:Renfrew Victoria Hospital
Title:Advance Practice / Resource Nurse
Co-Authors:Maureen A. Sly-Havey, RN, MSN
[Scientific session research presentation] The nursing staff on the active care unit at Renfrew Victoria Hospital had always used a team model of care. The Registered Nurses would pass medications and perform treatments on patients, while the Registered Practical Nurses would complete the basic care. This model was unsatisfactory to patients and families, nursing staff, physicians, and administration. A small group of staff members, including RN's and RPN's, were recruited in the challenge to find a new model of nursing care. This group reviewed literature describing different models of nursing care; visited other hospitals where a change from the team nursing model had already taken place; and, decided on a total patient care nursing model. Before implementation, several barriers needed to be addressed. The RPN's were not functioning at their full scope of practice, so therefore, they needed to upgrade their medication and physical assessment skills. Equipment needed to be ordered and processes in the day-to-day running of the unit needed to be changed. The new model of care went ?live? in January 2005. Since that time, changes have been made to the model and to processes on the unit. However, all parties are satisfied with the team model of nursing care. The benefits include an improved patient satisfaction as both patients and families know exactly who their nurse is, who to direct questions to, and don't see a number of people in and out of their room. The Registered Nurses feel that they are able to better care for a smaller group of patients. The Registered Practical Nurses now feel that they are functioning at their scope of practice. A qualitative study showed an increase in nursing job satisfaction. The physicians and administrators are able to identify the nurse looking after each patient and can direct questions and concerns to that particular nurse.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChanging the Nursing Model of Care on an Acute Care Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148676-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Changing the Nursing Model of Care on an Acute Care Unit</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Havey, Sheila A., BScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Renfrew Victoria Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Advance Practice / Resource Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">haveys@renfrewhosp.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maureen A. Sly-Havey, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] The nursing staff on the active care unit at Renfrew Victoria Hospital had always used a team model of care. The Registered Nurses would pass medications and perform treatments on patients, while the Registered Practical Nurses would complete the basic care. This model was unsatisfactory to patients and families, nursing staff, physicians, and administration. A small group of staff members, including RN's and RPN's, were recruited in the challenge to find a new model of nursing care. This group reviewed literature describing different models of nursing care; visited other hospitals where a change from the team nursing model had already taken place; and, decided on a total patient care nursing model.&nbsp;Before implementation, several barriers needed to be addressed. The RPN's were not functioning at their full scope of practice, so therefore, they needed to upgrade their medication and physical assessment skills. Equipment needed to be ordered and processes in the day-to-day running of the unit needed to be changed. The new model of care went ?live? in January 2005. Since that time, changes have been made to the model and to processes on the unit. However, all parties are satisfied with the team model of nursing care. The benefits include an improved patient satisfaction as both patients and families know exactly who their nurse is, who to direct questions to, and don't see a number of people in and out of their room. The Registered Nurses feel that they are able to better care for a smaller group of patients. The Registered Practical Nurses now feel that they are functioning at their scope of practice. A qualitative study showed an increase in nursing job satisfaction. The physicians and administrators are able to identify the nurse looking after each patient and can direct questions and concerns to that particular nurse.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:48:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:48:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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