The Integration and Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Team Function

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149512
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Integration and Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Team Function
Abstract:
The Integration and Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Team Function
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:van Soeren, Mary H., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Canadian Health Care Innovations
Title:Consultant
Co-Authors:Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Scott Reeves, Chris Kenaszchuk
[Clinical Session Presentation] Current health care changes are moving towards a greater need to improve team function and evidence-based practices in hospital environments. This enhances full utilization of all professional roles and increases patient safety through improved communication and research based practices. Standardization of practices, early utilization of new knowledge to improve outcomes and redistribution of the team so the right person is providing the right care at the right time are all desirable to improve health human resource utilization. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) role may be pivotal in this process. In a recent pilot study we found the NP role to be one that improves quality and continuity of care, focuses on professional nursing issues, improves communication and collaboration, focuses on evidence-based medicine, enhances teaching, and provides a holistic approach which is detail oriented and patient-centred. Currently we are evaluating the NP role in hospitals across Ontario, Canada to describe the impact of the role across different clinical settings. Approximately 10 percent of all NPs working in specialty settings in the province have been involved in a prospective study to investigate role integration, team function and the impact of the NP role on the patient experience. Using quantitative and qualitative methods we will describe how role implementation influences team function and collaboration. Patient perceptions of the NP role regarding improved access to and coordination of care will be shared. We will discuss the impact of the NP role beyond the medical management of patients and include the nature of their interprofessional relations as well as methods to improve resource utilization of these nurses. Implementations for the development of the NP role will also be outlined.
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.titleThe Integration and Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Team Functionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149512-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Integration and Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Team Function</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">van Soeren, Mary H., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Canadian Health Care Innovations</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.vansoeren@sympatico.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Scott Reeves, Chris Kenaszchuk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Current health care changes are moving towards a greater need to improve team function and evidence-based practices in hospital environments. This enhances full utilization of all professional roles and increases patient safety through improved communication and research based practices. Standardization of practices, early utilization of new knowledge to improve outcomes and redistribution of the team so the right person is providing the right care at the right time are all desirable to improve health human resource utilization. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) role may be pivotal in this process. In a recent pilot study we found the NP role to be one that improves quality and continuity of care, focuses on professional nursing issues, improves communication and collaboration, focuses on evidence-based medicine, enhances teaching, and provides a holistic approach which is detail oriented and patient-centred. Currently we are evaluating the NP role in hospitals across Ontario, Canada to describe the impact of the role across different clinical settings. Approximately 10 percent of all NPs working in specialty settings in the province have been involved in a prospective study to investigate role integration, team function and the impact of the NP role on the patient experience. Using quantitative and qualitative methods we will describe how role implementation influences team function and collaboration. Patient perceptions of the NP role regarding improved access to and coordination of care will be shared. We will discuss the impact of the NP role beyond the medical management of patients and include the nature of their interprofessional relations as well as methods to improve resource utilization of these nurses. Implementations for the development of the NP role will also be outlined.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:03:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:03:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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