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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157007
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CSI Newport Beach. Clinical Search and Investigation: Nurse Peer Review
Author(s):
Lepman, Deborah A.; Hewett, Mary
Author Details:
Deborah A. Lepman, RN,MPH,CEN, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California, USA, email: dlepman@hoaghospital.org; Mary Hewett
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Our chief nursing officer identified the creation of a formal nurse peer review as a significant opportunity for our nursing department. As a Magnet facility, professional accountability was fundamental to our process and structure. As nursing leaders, we agreed that it was time to initiate a formal nurse peer review process in our organization. A nursing director volunteered to coordinate the development of our hospital's first nurse peer review council and the program was initiated. DESCRIPTION: Nurse peer review is multifaceted and serves several purposes. Two of those purposes are the demonstration of professionalism and clinical competency. The American Nurses Association defines nursing peer-review as the process for evaluating the care provided by an individual according to accepted standards. A literature review was completed and highlighted that nurse peer review should include expert representation from all nursing areas. Each nursing director identified a nurse to represent him or her in the peer review process. A tool to review, investigate, and document referral cases was then developed. We also felt it essential to adopt a confidentiality statement communicating our commitment to integrity, trust, and respect among our nursing peers. The first formal nurse peer review meeting took place on February 15, 2008. We immediately began to receive cases from the Sentinel Clinical Event Committee, the body responsible for all clinical and sentinel events, for our review and management. Nurse Peer Review now meets monthly to review cases and identify opportunities to improve patient care through revision of existing policy and procedure, process change and re-education of our nursing staff. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Since its inception, Nurse Peer Review has reviewed a total of 59 case referrals and has finalized 49 reviews. Two policies have been revised. The first addresses the preparation, storage and delivery of heparin drips and the second clarifies and outlines the correct management and replacement of G-tubes. A formal vision and mission statement have been adopted and is strongly supported by nursing staff, our nursing leaders and hospital administration. Since its implementation, 3 additional departments have joined the council. In addition, due to a heightened focus on medication management, the pharmacy department has become a standing member of the nurse peer review process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCSI Newport Beach. Clinical Search and Investigation: Nurse Peer Reviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLepman, Deborah A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHewett, Maryen_GB
dc.author.detailsDeborah A. Lepman, RN,MPH,CEN, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California, USA, email: dlepman@hoaghospital.org; Mary Hewetten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157007-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Our chief nursing officer identified the creation of a formal nurse peer review as a significant opportunity for our nursing department. As a Magnet facility, professional accountability was fundamental to our process and structure. As nursing leaders, we agreed that it was time to initiate a formal nurse peer review process in our organization. A nursing director volunteered to coordinate the development of our hospital's first nurse peer review council and the program was initiated. DESCRIPTION: Nurse peer review is multifaceted and serves several purposes. Two of those purposes are the demonstration of professionalism and clinical competency. The American Nurses Association defines nursing peer-review as the process for evaluating the care provided by an individual according to accepted standards. A literature review was completed and highlighted that nurse peer review should include expert representation from all nursing areas. Each nursing director identified a nurse to represent him or her in the peer review process. A tool to review, investigate, and document referral cases was then developed. We also felt it essential to adopt a confidentiality statement communicating our commitment to integrity, trust, and respect among our nursing peers. The first formal nurse peer review meeting took place on February 15, 2008. We immediately began to receive cases from the Sentinel Clinical Event Committee, the body responsible for all clinical and sentinel events, for our review and management. Nurse Peer Review now meets monthly to review cases and identify opportunities to improve patient care through revision of existing policy and procedure, process change and re-education of our nursing staff. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Since its inception, Nurse Peer Review has reviewed a total of 59 case referrals and has finalized 49 reviews. Two policies have been revised. The first addresses the preparation, storage and delivery of heparin drips and the second clarifies and outlines the correct management and replacement of G-tubes. A formal vision and mission statement have been adopted and is strongly supported by nursing staff, our nursing leaders and hospital administration. Since its implementation, 3 additional departments have joined the council. In addition, due to a heightened focus on medication management, the pharmacy department has become a standing member of the nurse peer review process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:20:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:20:19Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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