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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162879
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Shared Scheduling in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Abstract:
Shared Scheduling in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:Neal, Terry, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Blank Children's Hospital
Contact Telephone:515/241-6611
Co-Authors:Patricia A. Shumate, RN
Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to develop and implement the concept of Shared Scheduling for the staff in the Pediatric ED. Pediatric emergency nursing is a specialty area that requires a high level of expertise and can be a stressful area to work. The scheduling process can be a source of frustration and dissatisfaction. As a strategy for retention and improved satisfaction, we decided to investigate Shared Scheduling for our department. Prior to implementation our RN turnover rate was 37%. Shared Scheduling is Self-Scheduling for the nurse who work in the Pediatric ED. We call it Shared Scheduling because it requires the staff to work together and be responsible for completing the schedule. Implementation: Planning and implementation include the following steps: (1) a review of the literature to determine how other hospitals had accomplished Shared Scheduling; (2) organization of a team of nurses to develop a plan to implement the Shared Scheduling process. The team included 6 Pediatric ED nurses and the nurse manager; (3) generation of Shared Scheduling guidelines; (4) obtaining administrative support; (5) creating an educational plan regarding the Shared Scheduling process; (6) implementing Shared Scheduling; and (7) conducting survey with staff to evaluate and monitor its success. Outcomes: The impact Shared Scheduling has had in the Pediatric ED has been positive. After three years of Shared Scheduling, a recent survey has shown the staff feels this process has been successful. The staff likes the flexibility and control they have with their schedule. This process facilitates a team approach to staffing. The nurses are required to complete their schedule following the guidelines and changes are made based on minimum requirements and level of experience to ensure adequate coverage of shifts. Adjustments in the guidelines and process have been made based on feedback from the staff. Morale has improved and staff turnover had decreased. Three years post implementation and our RN turnover has decreased. Recommendations: Recommendations for the Shared Scheduling implementation process include: (1) research successful implementation of Shared Scheduling in other institutions; (2) form a committee; (3) develop a plan for implementation; (4) implement Shared Scheduling; and (5) allow time for its success. There may be resistance in the beginning, but in our experience, most will agree that it is a successful process for scheduling. The success of Shared Scheduling is evidenced by the benefits to the department as well as the individual. [Clinical Poster]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleShared Scheduling in the Pediatric Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162879-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Shared Scheduling in the Pediatric Emergency Department</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Neal, Terry, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Blank Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">515/241-6611</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">NealTA@ihs.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia A. Shumate, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to develop and implement the concept of Shared Scheduling for the staff in the Pediatric ED. Pediatric emergency nursing is a specialty area that requires a high level of expertise and can be a stressful area to work. The scheduling process can be a source of frustration and dissatisfaction. As a strategy for retention and improved satisfaction, we decided to investigate Shared Scheduling for our department. Prior to implementation our RN turnover rate was 37%. Shared Scheduling is Self-Scheduling for the nurse who work in the Pediatric ED. We call it Shared Scheduling because it requires the staff to work together and be responsible for completing the schedule. Implementation: Planning and implementation include the following steps: (1) a review of the literature to determine how other hospitals had accomplished Shared Scheduling; (2) organization of a team of nurses to develop a plan to implement the Shared Scheduling process. The team included 6 Pediatric ED nurses and the nurse manager; (3) generation of Shared Scheduling guidelines; (4) obtaining administrative support; (5) creating an educational plan regarding the Shared Scheduling process; (6) implementing Shared Scheduling; and (7) conducting survey with staff to evaluate and monitor its success. Outcomes: The impact Shared Scheduling has had in the Pediatric ED has been positive. After three years of Shared Scheduling, a recent survey has shown the staff feels this process has been successful. The staff likes the flexibility and control they have with their schedule. This process facilitates a team approach to staffing. The nurses are required to complete their schedule following the guidelines and changes are made based on minimum requirements and level of experience to ensure adequate coverage of shifts. Adjustments in the guidelines and process have been made based on feedback from the staff. Morale has improved and staff turnover had decreased. Three years post implementation and our RN turnover has decreased. Recommendations: Recommendations for the Shared Scheduling implementation process include: (1) research successful implementation of Shared Scheduling in other institutions; (2) form a committee; (3) develop a plan for implementation; (4) implement Shared Scheduling; and (5) allow time for its success. There may be resistance in the beginning, but in our experience, most will agree that it is a successful process for scheduling. The success of Shared Scheduling is evidenced by the benefits to the department as well as the individual. [Clinical Poster]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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