Standardizing Clinical Practice Through State ENA Nurse Practice Committee Initiative

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162581
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Standardizing Clinical Practice Through State ENA Nurse Practice Committee Initiative
Abstract:
Standardizing Clinical Practice Through State ENA Nurse Practice Committee Initiative
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1996
Author:Sharp, Roberta, RN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Maine ENA Nurse Practice Committee
The intent of this clinical project was to determine if the State ENA Nursing Practice Committee could be instrumental in standardizing nursing practices in our state.

The State Nursing Practice Committee asked for restraint policies and procedures from emergency departments throughout the state. We chose restraint policies because they were being targeted by JCAHO. The committee reviewed and collated all the restraint policies, procedures, and flow sheets that were returned to us. A draft cover letter explaining the findings and an ideal policy incorporating the best features of all the policies was distributed to 38 hospitals in the state. At a later date we contacted each hospital for feedback about the usefulness of the project. Specifically, we wanted to know if the information changed practice in the care of the restrained patient or helped to revise policy or procedure.

Fourteen out of 38 hospitals (36%) responded to our request for policies. Follow-up gave us the following data: eight hospitals (21%) found the packet to be helpful in updating their restraint policy, five hospitals (13%) reviewed the packet to affirm compliance in their present policy, and 10 hospitals (26%) had developed new policies as mandated by JCAHO visits prior to receiving the packet. Eleven hospitals (29%) didnÆt recall receiving the packet. Although the number of hospitals that benefited directly from our study was low, the project enhanced the visibility of our State ENA Nurse Practice Committee as a resource for clinical practice, and generated discussion at our state ENA meetings for other guidelines to review.

State ENA nursing practice committees can be instrumental in standardizing nursing practices on a state level. Based on the positive comments that we received, the state nursing practice committee will endeavor to review other suggested guidelines to encourage standardized patient care. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStandardizing Clinical Practice Through State ENA Nurse Practice Committee Initiativeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162581-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Standardizing Clinical Practice Through State ENA Nurse Practice Committee Initiative</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1996</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sharp, Roberta, RN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Maine ENA Nurse Practice Committee</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The intent of this clinical project was to determine if the State ENA Nursing Practice Committee could be instrumental in standardizing nursing practices in our state.<br/><br/>The State Nursing Practice Committee asked for restraint policies and procedures from emergency departments throughout the state. We chose restraint policies because they were being targeted by JCAHO. The committee reviewed and collated all the restraint policies, procedures, and flow sheets that were returned to us. A draft cover letter explaining the findings and an ideal policy incorporating the best features of all the policies was distributed to 38 hospitals in the state. At a later date we contacted each hospital for feedback about the usefulness of the project. Specifically, we wanted to know if the information changed practice in the care of the restrained patient or helped to revise policy or procedure.<br/><br/>Fourteen out of 38 hospitals (36%) responded to our request for policies. Follow-up gave us the following data: eight hospitals (21%) found the packet to be helpful in updating their restraint policy, five hospitals (13%) reviewed the packet to affirm compliance in their present policy, and 10 hospitals (26%) had developed new policies as mandated by JCAHO visits prior to receiving the packet. Eleven hospitals (29%) didn&AElig;t recall receiving the packet. Although the number of hospitals that benefited directly from our study was low, the project enhanced the visibility of our State ENA Nurse Practice Committee as a resource for clinical practice, and generated discussion at our state ENA meetings for other guidelines to review.<br/><br/>State ENA nursing practice committees can be instrumental in standardizing nursing practices on a state level. Based on the positive comments that we received, the state nursing practice committee will endeavor to review other suggested guidelines to encourage standardized patient care. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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