CNS Collaboration Promotes Continuity of Care and Returns Financial Outcome Measures

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155658
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CNS Collaboration Promotes Continuity of Care and Returns Financial Outcome Measures
Abstract:
CNS Collaboration Promotes Continuity of Care and Returns Financial Outcome Measures
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Salamon, Lisa A., MSN, CNS, RNBC, WOCN
P.I. Institution Name:Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Kathy Tripeppi-Bova, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Collaboration between healthcare providers has shown to positively impact patient outcomes. Much of the literature describes collaboration between physicians and nurses or other providers. This presentation will describe the unique collaborative practice between two clinical nurse specialists within the same health system. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the roles of the CNS in the acute and subacute settings within the context of a conceptual model of CNS practice and to describe how their collaborative practice influenced patient care in two settings and across the healthcare continuum. Esophagectomy surgery patients are a complex patient population whose postoperative care may require an extended stay in a subacute care setting before their discharge home. A collaborative practice model was established between the thoracic acute care clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the subacute CNS in an effort to optimize care, reinforce education, assist in the transition to subacute and subsequently to home, and to prevent readmission back to the acute care setting. Although this complex patient population is used to demonstrate the effects of a collaborative practice, this model of practice can be applied to any patient population and across any level of care. Three years of data was collected. The result of our collaboration was a decrease in the average length of stay in both settings, a decrease in the number of readmissions back to the acute care hospital from the subacute care setting, and a decrease in the average direct cost per admission in both settings.
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.titleCNS Collaboration Promotes Continuity of Care and Returns Financial Outcome Measuresen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155658-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">CNS Collaboration Promotes Continuity of Care and Returns Financial Outcome Measures</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">Salamon, Lisa A., MSN, CNS, RNBC, WOCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Cleveland Clinic Foundation</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">care4u@neo.rr.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathy Tripeppi-Bova, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Collaboration between healthcare providers has shown to positively impact patient outcomes. Much of the literature describes collaboration between physicians and nurses or other providers. This presentation will describe the unique collaborative practice between two clinical nurse specialists within the same health system. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the roles of the CNS in the acute and subacute settings within the context of a conceptual model of CNS practice and to describe how their collaborative practice influenced patient care in two settings and across the healthcare continuum. Esophagectomy surgery patients are a complex patient population whose postoperative care may require an extended stay in a subacute care setting before their discharge home. A collaborative practice model was established between the thoracic acute care clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the subacute CNS in an effort to optimize care, reinforce education, assist in the transition to subacute and subsequently to home, and to prevent readmission back to the acute care setting. Although this complex patient population is used to demonstrate the effects of a collaborative practice, this model of practice can be applied to any patient population and across any level of care. Three years of data was collected. The result of our collaboration was a decrease in the average length of stay in both settings, a decrease in the number of readmissions back to the acute care hospital from the subacute care setting, and a decrease in the average direct cost per admission in both settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:03:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:03:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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