A Staffing Matrix Tool Based on the Synergy Model to Make Nursing Assignments in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157032
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Staffing Matrix Tool Based on the Synergy Model to Make Nursing Assignments in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Author(s):
Pope, Tracy
Author Details:
Tracy Pope, RN,AAS,CCRN, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, San Diego, California, USA, email: tracy014@earthlink.net
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care was based on the premise that patients' outcomes are optimized when patients' needs match nurses' competencies. Nurse satisfaction is essential to nurse retention and healthy work environments. The aim of this evidence-based practice project was to determine the impact of the use of a Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool based on the Synergy Model on nurse satisfaction with patient assignments made in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESCRIPTION: This interventional study involves the development and implementation of a new assessment tool based on the AACN Synergy Model to better match patient needs with nurse competency. This prospective evidence-based practice project will use validated, published scoring tools developed by AACN to assess PICU patient characteristics/needs along with an investigator-developed Nurse Staffing Matrix to assess nurse competencies/skills. These tools and Matrix scoring system will replace the existing nurse skill assessment process currently being used in the PICU. The Nurse Staffing Matrix will measure subjective and objective assessment of nurse's competency. This Staffing Matrix will combine the nurse's subjective self-rating system using Benner's Model of Novice to Expert and the Synergy Model's Nurse Competencies scale and objective information such as age, gender, years of nursing experience, years in PICU, highest nursing degree, and nursing certifications. The PICU charge nurse will match patients with the highest acuity score with nurses with the highest score from the Nurse Staffing Matrix for each shift to determine the right nurse for the right patient. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Nurses participating in the study are asked to complete the Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool and a healthy work environment (HWE) survey. The scores from the Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool will be used by the PICU charge nurse to make patient assignments and the results of the HWE survey will remain confidential. After 2 months, the nurses will retake the HWE survey. If the results of the HWE survey reveal a positive impact on nurse satisfaction with patient assignments when using the Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool, this tool will be recommended for continued use.
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.titleA Staffing Matrix Tool Based on the Synergy Model to Make Nursing Assignments in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPope, Tracyen_GB
dc.author.detailsTracy Pope, RN,AAS,CCRN, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, San Diego, California, USA, email: tracy014@earthlink.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157032-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care was based on the premise that patients' outcomes are optimized when patients' needs match nurses' competencies. Nurse satisfaction is essential to nurse retention and healthy work environments. The aim of this evidence-based practice project was to determine the impact of the use of a Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool based on the Synergy Model on nurse satisfaction with patient assignments made in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESCRIPTION: This interventional study involves the development and implementation of a new assessment tool based on the AACN Synergy Model to better match patient needs with nurse competency. This prospective evidence-based practice project will use validated, published scoring tools developed by AACN to assess PICU patient characteristics/needs along with an investigator-developed Nurse Staffing Matrix to assess nurse competencies/skills. These tools and Matrix scoring system will replace the existing nurse skill assessment process currently being used in the PICU. The Nurse Staffing Matrix will measure subjective and objective assessment of nurse's competency. This Staffing Matrix will combine the nurse's subjective self-rating system using Benner's Model of Novice to Expert and the Synergy Model's Nurse Competencies scale and objective information such as age, gender, years of nursing experience, years in PICU, highest nursing degree, and nursing certifications. The PICU charge nurse will match patients with the highest acuity score with nurses with the highest score from the Nurse Staffing Matrix for each shift to determine the right nurse for the right patient. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Nurses participating in the study are asked to complete the Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool and a healthy work environment (HWE) survey. The scores from the Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool will be used by the PICU charge nurse to make patient assignments and the results of the HWE survey will remain confidential. After 2 months, the nurses will retake the HWE survey. If the results of the HWE survey reveal a positive impact on nurse satisfaction with patient assignments when using the Nurse Staffing Matrix Tool, this tool will be recommended for continued use.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:21:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:21:37Z-
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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