Applying Nursing Knowledge to Improve Patient Care at a Major Medical Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149965
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Applying Nursing Knowledge to Improve Patient Care at a Major Medical Center
Abstract:
Applying Nursing Knowledge to Improve Patient Care at a Major Medical Center
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Alligood, Martha Raile, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:East Carolina University
Title:Professor and Director of PhD Program
The problem was the quality of patient care reflected by a low JCAHO nursing score, downsized and weary nursing staff due to ownership changes at the medical center. The purpose of this project was to improve the quality of patient care by applying nursing knowledge to practice, streamlining patient care services by selecting a specific nursing approach and facilitating the educational development of the staff. An action research design was carried out in three phases with the goal of improving patient care. Action research progresses in a cyclical manner alternating between action and critical reflection and this approach contributed to the fit of this method for the project given the one day a week schedule of the consultant. This presentation outlines the activities of a three-phase process; the goals and the outcomes of each of the phases demonstrates how critical reflection contributed new goals and activities as the project progressed. Results, in addition to those noted in each phase of the research process, were that the JCAHO nursing score was increased by ten points, there was a remarkable renewal of interest in nursing practice among the nurses, and a major increase in the number of staff nurses who decided to continue their education by entering educational programs for BSN, MS, & PhD.
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.titleApplying Nursing Knowledge to Improve Patient Care at a Major Medical Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149965-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Applying Nursing Knowledge to Improve Patient Care at a Major Medical Center</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Alligood, Martha Raile, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Carolina University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Director of PhD Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">alligoodmar@mail.ecu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The problem was the quality of patient care reflected by a low JCAHO nursing score, downsized and weary nursing staff due to ownership changes at the medical center. The purpose of this project was to improve the quality of patient care by applying nursing knowledge to practice, streamlining patient care services by selecting a specific nursing approach and facilitating the educational development of the staff. An action research design was carried out in three phases with the goal of improving patient care. Action research progresses in a cyclical manner alternating between action and critical reflection and this approach contributed to the fit of this method for the project given the one day a week schedule of the consultant. This presentation outlines the activities of a three-phase process; the goals and the outcomes of each of the phases demonstrates how critical reflection contributed new goals and activities as the project progressed. Results, in addition to those noted in each phase of the research process, were that the JCAHO nursing score was increased by ten points, there was a remarkable renewal of interest in nursing practice among the nurses, and a major increase in the number of staff nurses who decided to continue their education by entering educational programs for BSN, MS, &amp; PhD.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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