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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155490
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of the Advanced Practice Nurse on Patient Care Outcomes
Abstract:
Effects of the Advanced Practice Nurse on Patient Care Outcomes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Osborne, Tasha L., RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:St. Michael's Hospital
Co-Authors:Amy McCutcheon, BScN, MScN, PhD; Ruth Anne Campbell, RN; Debbie Galet, BSc(OT)
Study: The impact of an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) on patient care outcomes in an orthopaedic, neurology and plastic surgery unit was examined. Method: An APN was recruited to be a member of the unit leadership team to create a center of excellence in clinical scholarship, staff education, innovation, and research. The Kouzes & Posner's Five Practices of Leadership was used by the leadership team as a framework. A Clinical Learning, Innovation and Research (CLIR) Unit was created to provide the structure and evidence-based care pathways were developed to guide best practice. Results: From 2003 to 2004 the average LOS has decreased from 8.0 days to 5.5 days. Necessary patient referrals to rehabilitation were decreased from 80% to 40% without an increase in readmissions to acute care facilities. Positive relationships have been built with partnering facilities and patient and staff satisfaction are continuously improving. Conclusions: The APN role is integral in increasing efficiencies and quality of care. The APN makes a difference in patient care outcomes.
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.titleEffects of the Advanced Practice Nurse on Patient Care Outcomesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155490-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of the Advanced Practice Nurse on Patient Care Outcomes</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">Osborne, Tasha L., RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Michael's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">campbellra@smh.toronto.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Amy McCutcheon, BScN, MScN, PhD; Ruth Anne Campbell, RN; Debbie Galet, BSc(OT)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Study: The impact of an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) on patient care outcomes in an orthopaedic, neurology and plastic surgery unit was examined. Method: An APN was recruited to be a member of the unit leadership team to create a center of excellence in clinical scholarship, staff education, innovation, and research. The Kouzes &amp; Posner's Five Practices of Leadership was used by the leadership team as a framework. A Clinical Learning, Innovation and Research (CLIR) Unit was created to provide the structure and evidence-based care pathways were developed to guide best practice. Results: From 2003 to 2004 the average LOS has decreased from 8.0 days to 5.5 days. Necessary patient referrals to rehabilitation were decreased from 80% to 40% without an increase in readmissions to acute care facilities. Positive relationships have been built with partnering facilities and patient and staff satisfaction are continuously improving. Conclusions: The APN role is integral in increasing efficiencies and quality of care. The APN makes a difference in patient care outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:53:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:53:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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