Improving Emergency Department Throughput and Nurse Satisfaction with the Creation of an Admission Nurse Position

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160947
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Presentation
Title:
Improving Emergency Department Throughput and Nurse Satisfaction with the Creation of an Admission Nurse Position
Abstract:
Improving Emergency Department Throughput and Nurse Satisfaction with the Creation of an Admission Nurse Position
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Fender, Morgan
P.I. Institution Name:Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College
Contact Address:10 White Lily, Collinsville, IL, 62234, USA
Contact Telephone:6186701755
Co-Authors:M. Fender, , Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, Saint Louis, MO;
Background: The escalating epidemic of Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding has led to the creation of many new concepts to help improve ED throughput. One concept is a patient flow initiative using an admission nurse to expedite the admission process and transport patients from the ED to the hospital. The introduction of an admission nurse has the potential to improve teamwork, patient flow, quality of care, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Objective: To propose a study to evaluate the effect of adding an admission nurse to the ED staff on ED throughput and nurse satisfaction. Literature Review: The review of literature consist of demonstration projects, rather than research studies, that suggest an improvement in continuity of care, length of the admission process and nurse satisfaction but fail to describe a sample or provide any measurable data. Sample: The proposed study will occur in a 22 bed ED of an independent, nonprofit rural hospital located in the Midwest. Times will be collected on all patients admitted to the ED. Measurement: The length of stay of all patients, divided into intervals, will be collected for each one day interval for a period of three months. A survey will be used to measure nurse satisfaction during the admission nurse process and three weeks after the completion of the admission nurse trial. Analysis: A statistical analysis, the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA), will be used to evaluate the hidden patterns of data and effects on the intervention. Significance: Methods for accelerating patient throughput must be found to keep up with the increasing demands for emergency services. The evaluation of an admission nurse position to facilitate admissions, resulting in more time for nurses to provide quality care to all patients, is one possible way to improve patient throughput and nurse satisfaction.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Emergency Department Throughput and Nurse Satisfaction with the Creation of an Admission Nurse Positionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160947-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving Emergency Department Throughput and Nurse Satisfaction with the Creation of an Admission Nurse Position</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fender, Morgan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10 White Lily, Collinsville, IL, 62234, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">6186701755</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">MEF5643@BJC.ORG</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M. Fender, , Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, Saint Louis, MO;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: The escalating epidemic of Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding has led to the creation of many new concepts to help improve ED throughput. One concept is a patient flow initiative using an admission nurse to expedite the admission process and transport patients from the ED to the hospital. The introduction of an admission nurse has the potential to improve teamwork, patient flow, quality of care, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Objective: To propose a study to evaluate the effect of adding an admission nurse to the ED staff on ED throughput and nurse satisfaction. Literature Review: The review of literature consist of demonstration projects, rather than research studies, that suggest an improvement in continuity of care, length of the admission process and nurse satisfaction but fail to describe a sample or provide any measurable data. Sample: The proposed study will occur in a 22 bed ED of an independent, nonprofit rural hospital located in the Midwest. Times will be collected on all patients admitted to the ED. Measurement: The length of stay of all patients, divided into intervals, will be collected for each one day interval for a period of three months. A survey will be used to measure nurse satisfaction during the admission nurse process and three weeks after the completion of the admission nurse trial. Analysis: A statistical analysis, the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA), will be used to evaluate the hidden patterns of data and effects on the intervention. Significance: Methods for accelerating patient throughput must be found to keep up with the increasing demands for emergency services. The evaluation of an admission nurse position to facilitate admissions, resulting in more time for nurses to provide quality care to all patients, is one possible way to improve patient throughput and nurse satisfaction.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:13:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:13:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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