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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162607
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Risk Management in a Fast Track Minor Care Program
Abstract:
Risk Management in a Fast Track Minor Care Program
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1995
Author:Patty, W.
P.I. Institution Name:Truman Medical Center-West
Contact Address:, Kansas City, MO, USA
The purpose of this clinical project was to develop a risk management program to be utilized by advance practice nurses within a Fast Track of an inner-city Level I Trauma Center. A secondary function of the risk management program was to provide education to Masters level nurse practitioner students during clinical rotations in the Fast Track Program. The goal of implementing a risk management program was to obtain consistency and thoroughness in examinations and documentation. In addition, the program needed to be efficient, reliable and usable to insure safe patient care. To accomplish these goals, a simultaneous two step approach was utilized in the development of the program. Step 1 included didactic education on the concepts or risk management by the program medical director and the physician risk management specialist. In step 2, written risk management guidelines were developed and placed in a three ring binder to provide a foundation for self education and clinical practice. The guidelines identified those physical assessment attributes necessary for history and physical examination of each system. Education was enhanced by the insertion of current, relevant journal articles and special examination diagrams along side the appropriate assessment guideline. By instituting this program, it was found that the risk management guidelines provided a format for a consistent, systematic examination of patient complaints. Students utilized the guidelines to improve clinical skills, while the self-education component allowed for life-long skill development. Peer and physician chart reviews, daily chart audits, and staff physician semi-annual advance practice nurses' evaluations indicated a steady improvement in both assessment and documentation. No major category risk management problems have been detected in the three years of operation of the program. Students have reported self-assessed improvement in examination and documentation following clinical rotations. The development of assessment and documentation guidelines and utilizing this method of education can provide improvement in risk management not only for advance practice nurses but for all emergency nursing patient encounters. [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.titleRisk Management in a Fast Track Minor Care Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162607-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Risk Management in a Fast Track Minor Care Program</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">Patty, W.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Truman Medical Center-West</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Kansas City, MO, 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 a risk management program to be utilized by advance practice nurses within a Fast Track of an inner-city Level I Trauma Center. A secondary function of the risk management program was to provide education to Masters level nurse practitioner students during clinical rotations in the Fast Track Program. The goal of implementing a risk management program was to obtain consistency and thoroughness in examinations and documentation. In addition, the program needed to be efficient, reliable and usable to insure safe patient care. To accomplish these goals, a simultaneous two step approach was utilized in the development of the program. Step 1 included didactic education on the concepts or risk management by the program medical director and the physician risk management specialist. In step 2, written risk management guidelines were developed and placed in a three ring binder to provide a foundation for self education and clinical practice. The guidelines identified those physical assessment attributes necessary for history and physical examination of each system. Education was enhanced by the insertion of current, relevant journal articles and special examination diagrams along side the appropriate assessment guideline. By instituting this program, it was found that the risk management guidelines provided a format for a consistent, systematic examination of patient complaints. Students utilized the guidelines to improve clinical skills, while the self-education component allowed for life-long skill development. Peer and physician chart reviews, daily chart audits, and staff physician semi-annual advance practice nurses' evaluations indicated a steady improvement in both assessment and documentation. No major category risk management problems have been detected in the three years of operation of the program. Students have reported self-assessed improvement in examination and documentation following clinical rotations. The development of assessment and documentation guidelines and utilizing this method of education can provide improvement in risk management not only for advance practice nurses but for all emergency nursing patient encounters. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:31:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:31:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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