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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150095
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse-Led Infirmary Service
Abstract:
Nurse-Led Infirmary Service
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Li, Helena Yuk Lin, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Tai Po Hospital
Title:General Manager (Nursing)
Co-Authors:Boris Hing Kuen To, RN
This abstract aims to give a description of the development of leadership among nurses working in a 298-bed infirmary unit in a general hospital. The experience of nurses then varied from fresh graduate to three years of post-graduate experience. Patients were referred from a central registrty with varied degree of physical disability. The patient care delivery model designed was nurse-led. Upon admission, the phsyican and the Named Nurse would assess the patient to develop the care plan. Patients progress were monitored through regular case conferences with physicans and allied health professionals. The Chief of Service compiled a list of Standing Order, which listed the drugs that nurses could adminster according to his/her assessment of patient's condition for prompt relief of patients' distress. The goals of nursing in this unit were to maintain the functional status, to enhance optimal health and to promote the patients' quality of life. With holistic approach in mind, other than provision of basic care such as feeding, bathing, grooming andf bowel, nurses arranged scheduled recreation activity sessions such as games, music and learning group to maintain patients' cognitive and reality orientation. The patients' families were also invited to join outing to parks, markets and barbeque activity to further enhance family linkage. Two indicators were identified to monitor the quality of nursing care: pressure sore rate and fall rate. Fall rate from 1999-2002 was 0.63, 0.45, 0.4 and 0.46 per thousand days respectively. The pressure sore rate from 2000-2002 was 0.46, 0.33 and 0.31 respectively. Through participative management, all nurses felt that they belonged to the unit. Their contribution improved the service quality. Ample education opportunities, team building and due recognition all played an important role to the emerging leadership qualities of the nurses.
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.titleNurse-Led Infirmary Serviceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150095-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse-Led Infirmary Service</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Li, Helena Yuk Lin, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tai Po Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">General Manager (Nursing)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">liyl@ha.org.hk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Boris Hing Kuen To, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This abstract aims to give a description of the development of leadership among nurses working in a 298-bed infirmary unit in a general hospital. The experience of nurses then varied from fresh graduate to three years of post-graduate experience. Patients were referred from a central registrty with varied degree of physical disability. The patient care delivery model designed was nurse-led. Upon admission, the phsyican and the Named Nurse would assess the patient to develop the care plan. Patients progress were monitored through regular case conferences with physicans and allied health professionals. The Chief of Service compiled a list of Standing Order, which listed the drugs that nurses could adminster according to his/her assessment of patient's condition for prompt relief of patients' distress. The goals of nursing in this unit were to maintain the functional status, to enhance optimal health and to promote the patients' quality of life. With holistic approach in mind, other than provision of basic care such as feeding, bathing, grooming andf bowel, nurses arranged scheduled recreation activity sessions such as games, music and learning group to maintain patients' cognitive and reality orientation. The patients' families were also invited to join outing to parks, markets and barbeque activity to further enhance family linkage. Two indicators were identified to monitor the quality of nursing care: pressure sore rate and fall rate. Fall rate from 1999-2002 was 0.63, 0.45, 0.4 and 0.46 per thousand days respectively. The pressure sore rate from 2000-2002 was 0.46, 0.33 and 0.31 respectively. Through participative management, all nurses felt that they belonged to the unit. Their contribution improved the service quality. Ample education opportunities, team building and due recognition all played an important role to the emerging leadership qualities of the nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:16:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:16:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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