Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate through Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Formulated VTE Protocol

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154028
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Presentation
Title:
Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate through Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Formulated VTE Protocol
Abstract:
Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate through Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Formulated VTE Protocol
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Blum, Cynthia, PhD, RN, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Atlantic University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Ruth McCaffrey ND, ARNP-BC,
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: This is the third phase of a study that 1) used interdisciplinary research to educate nurses to VTE prevention, 2) measured changes in VTE rates post implementation of a VTE prevention protocol, and finally 3) explored the nurses? perception of their role in this work. The purpose of the final phase of the study was to explore changes in nurse perception of self as a patient safety advocate, feelings of nurse empowerment, and nurse perception of VTE prevention as an expression of nurse caring.
Methods:  Six months after the implementation of interdisciplinary designed VTE prevention protocol, focus groups were conducted with nurses throughout the hospital. Data analysis revealed common themes with data saturation occurring quickly.
Results: Nurses expressed confidence with using the protocol and advocating for their patients. Concern was expressed in the area of communication with physicians and the need to understand mutual roles in patient safety related to VTE prevention. Nurses expressed feeling empowered by participating in the research process and using this as an opportunity to find their voice when advocating for patients. Initial concerns with stepping out of their comfort zone were replaced with feelings of satisfaction in identifying patients at risk and implementing preventative care. Additional possibilities to expand this project as well as other patient safety ideas were identified by nurses who expressed excitement with the tangible effects of patient care advocacy.
Conclusion: Nurses are eager to advocate for their patients and are willing to participate in research to improve patient outcomes. In addition to improved patient outcomes, nurses felt empowered in this role. In order to promote nursing research, sharing with nurses the outcomes of their work provides an opportunity for a ?think tank? to further explore patient safety.
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 Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate through Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Formulated VTE Protocolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154028-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate through Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Formulated VTE Protocol</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Blum, Cynthia, PhD, RN, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Atlantic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cblum@fau.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ruth McCaffrey ND, ARNP-BC,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;This is the third phase of a study that 1) used interdisciplinary research to educate nurses to VTE prevention, 2) measured changes in VTE rates post implementation of a VTE prevention protocol, and finally 3) explored the nurses? perception of their role in this work. The purpose of the final phase of the study was to explore changes in nurse perception of self as a patient safety advocate, feelings of nurse empowerment, and nurse perception of VTE prevention as an expression of nurse caring. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;Six months after the implementation of interdisciplinary designed VTE prevention protocol, focus groups were conducted with nurses throughout the hospital. Data analysis revealed common themes with data saturation occurring quickly. <br/>Results:&nbsp;Nurses expressed confidence with using the protocol and advocating for their patients. Concern was expressed in the area of communication with physicians and the need to understand mutual roles in patient safety related to VTE prevention. Nurses expressed feeling empowered by participating in the research process and using this as an opportunity to find their voice when advocating for patients. Initial concerns with stepping out of their comfort zone were replaced with feelings of satisfaction in identifying patients at risk and implementing preventative care. Additional possibilities to expand this project as well as other patient safety ideas were identified by nurses who expressed excitement with the tangible effects of patient care advocacy. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Nurses are eager to advocate for their patients and are willing to participate in research to improve patient outcomes. In addition to improved patient outcomes, nurses felt empowered in this role. In order to promote nursing research, sharing with nurses the outcomes of their work provides an opportunity for a ?think tank? to further explore patient safety.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:41:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:41:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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