Professional Communication Practices between Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149458
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Presentation
Title:
Professional Communication Practices between Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes
Abstract:
Professional Communication Practices between Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Marchese, Katherine Hostvedt, PhD, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pennsylvania
[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Currently, the bulk of nursing work in nursing homes is completed by personnel other than registered nurses (RNs). The ?nursing team? is often comprised of RNs, LPNs and CNAs. Ideally, each member of this inter-professional team, lead by an RN, would have clearly defined roles, responsibilities and mechanisms for sharing information. Literature suggests that there are disconnects in the patterns of communication and group dynamics between RNs, LPNs and CNAs. The purpose of this project was to analyze professional communication practices currently utilized by RNs, LPNs and CNAs in nursing homes, and to develop a set of recommendations based on findings to enhance and encourage professional communication among nursing team members. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 nursing team members in 2 Philadelphia-area nursing homes. Emergent themes included; minimal clinical information sharing, no perceived professional role differentiation between RNs and LPNs, event-initiated nursing assessment, little feedback given to CNAs. Recommendations include the establishment of clinical reporting both between shifts and among nursing team members, and the development of a template for clinical reporting.
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.titleProfessional Communication Practices between Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149458-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Professional Communication Practices between Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marchese, Katherine Hostvedt, PhD, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hostvedt@nursing.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Currently, the bulk of nursing work in nursing homes is completed by personnel other than registered nurses (RNs). The ?nursing team? is often comprised of RNs, LPNs and CNAs. Ideally, each member of this inter-professional team, lead by an RN, would have clearly defined roles, responsibilities and mechanisms for sharing information. Literature suggests that there are disconnects in the patterns of communication and group dynamics between RNs, LPNs and CNAs. The purpose of this project was to analyze professional communication practices currently utilized by RNs, LPNs and CNAs in nursing homes, and to develop a set of recommendations based on findings to enhance and encourage professional communication among nursing team members. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 nursing team members in 2 Philadelphia-area nursing homes. Emergent themes included; minimal clinical information sharing, no perceived professional role differentiation between RNs and LPNs, event-initiated nursing assessment, little feedback given to CNAs. Recommendations include the establishment of clinical reporting both between shifts and among nursing team members, and the development of a template for clinical reporting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:02:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:02:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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