Expediting Patient Care and Increasing Job Satisfaction Through Nurse Only Visits

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162598
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Expediting Patient Care and Increasing Job Satisfaction Through Nurse Only Visits
Abstract:
Expediting Patient Care and Increasing Job Satisfaction Through Nurse Only Visits
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1995
Author:Endres, B.
P.I. Institution Name:Hennepin County Medical Center
Contact Address:, Minneapolis, MN, USA
The purpose of this clinical project was to develop and implement a system for "Nurse Only" visits in the Emergency Department (ED). It was hoped that for certain patients, "Nurse Only" visits would decrease waiting times, promote good patient teaching, and increase the autonomy of the registered nurse. Patients that were returning for treatment as a result of positive gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and strep A tests were selected for "Nurse Only" visits. Patients needing Human Diploid Cell Vaccine for rabies prophylaxis were also included. Long waits in these patient groups had resulted in anger and frustration among patients and nurses. In order to institute treatment, standing orders were developed and then signed and approved by the Medical Director. On presentation for the visit, the patient was reassessed by the nurse. The nurse then gave the patient medications and specific discharge information as outlined in the standing order for the patient's diagnosis. If the person needed support or assistance with their circumstances, the nurse could consult the Social Worker or Battered WomenÆs Advocate. As a result of the "Nurse Only" visit program, patient waiting times decreased from 74.5 minutes to 37.6 minutes. In addition, nurses reported increased job satisfaction from the ability to provide quality patient counseling and assisting patients in moving through the ED visit faster. [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.titleExpediting Patient Care and Increasing Job Satisfaction Through Nurse Only Visitsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162598-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Expediting Patient Care and Increasing Job Satisfaction Through Nurse Only Visits</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">1995</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Endres, B.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hennepin County Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Minneapolis, MN, USA</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 purpose of this clinical project was to develop and implement a system for &quot;Nurse Only&quot; visits in the Emergency Department (ED). It was hoped that for certain patients, &quot;Nurse Only&quot; visits would decrease waiting times, promote good patient teaching, and increase the autonomy of the registered nurse. Patients that were returning for treatment as a result of positive gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and strep A tests were selected for &quot;Nurse Only&quot; visits. Patients needing Human Diploid Cell Vaccine for rabies prophylaxis were also included. Long waits in these patient groups had resulted in anger and frustration among patients and nurses. In order to institute treatment, standing orders were developed and then signed and approved by the Medical Director. On presentation for the visit, the patient was reassessed by the nurse. The nurse then gave the patient medications and specific discharge information as outlined in the standing order for the patient's diagnosis. If the person needed support or assistance with their circumstances, the nurse could consult the Social Worker or Battered Women&AElig;s Advocate. As a result of the &quot;Nurse Only&quot; visit program, patient waiting times decreased from 74.5 minutes to 37.6 minutes. In addition, nurses reported increased job satisfaction from the ability to provide quality patient counseling and assisting patients in moving through the ED visit faster. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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