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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163124
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a Community of Scholars: Impact on Clinical Practice
Author(s):
Jones, Dorothy A.; Clabo, Laurie M. Lauzon; Gavaghan, Susan; Donahue, Vivian
Author Details:
Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RNC, FAAN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, email: Dorothy.jones@bc.edu; Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Susan Gavaghan RN, MSN; Vivian Donahue, RN, MS
Abstract:
Purpose: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Research Task Force (CNSRTF) is a self- selected group of CNS's, formed to create a community of research scholars at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2002, the group participated in the annual Staff Perception of the Professional Practice Environment Survey by adding a list of common patient problems frequently observed in the hospitalized adult populations. Staff preparedness to manage the problem and availability of resources related to each problem were also evaluated. Theoretical Framework: Group Process Theory Clinical Reasoning. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A list of over twenty-common patient problems were identified informed by the nursing language classifications. The problems were presented to a panel of CNS's and inter rater reliability was established at 95%. The Common Patient Problems were added to the survey and distributed to over 3000 staff nurses. Each problem was rated on a 4 point liker with nurses also rating their perceived level of preparedness and resources. for each problem. Results: Over 1138 nurse surveys were received and analyzed by the CNSRTF. Problems were rank ordered and reported as percentages. Mean scores were for nurses perception of preparedness and resources. Anxiety, risk for infection and management of infection were the most common problems identified overall. Common patient problems also varied by specialties and settings (e.g. ICU's). Unit data was used to guide specific CNS initiatives to improve practice. Conclusions and Implications: Conclusions: The goal of the CNSRTF is to improve practice outcomes through research, enhance staff development and promote professional practice through scholarship. New initiatives around wound care, the airway management, ethical dilemmas and substance abuse have been implemented to develop staff and promote quality care outcomes. The CNSRTF continues to work together as a group increasing its membership, promoting personal advancement and expanding its research initiatives on a national level.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a Community of Scholars: Impact on Clinical Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Dorothy A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorClabo, Laurie M. Lauzonen_US
dc.contributor.authorGavaghan, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonahue, Vivianen_US
dc.author.detailsDorothy A. Jones, EdD, RNC, FAAN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, email: Dorothy.jones@bc.edu; Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Susan Gavaghan RN, MSN; Vivian Donahue, RN, MSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163124-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Research Task Force (CNSRTF) is a self- selected group of CNS's, formed to create a community of research scholars at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2002, the group participated in the annual Staff Perception of the Professional Practice Environment Survey by adding a list of common patient problems frequently observed in the hospitalized adult populations. Staff preparedness to manage the problem and availability of resources related to each problem were also evaluated. Theoretical Framework: Group Process Theory Clinical Reasoning. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A list of over twenty-common patient problems were identified informed by the nursing language classifications. The problems were presented to a panel of CNS's and inter rater reliability was established at 95%. The Common Patient Problems were added to the survey and distributed to over 3000 staff nurses. Each problem was rated on a 4 point liker with nurses also rating their perceived level of preparedness and resources. for each problem. Results: Over 1138 nurse surveys were received and analyzed by the CNSRTF. Problems were rank ordered and reported as percentages. Mean scores were for nurses perception of preparedness and resources. Anxiety, risk for infection and management of infection were the most common problems identified overall. Common patient problems also varied by specialties and settings (e.g. ICU's). Unit data was used to guide specific CNS initiatives to improve practice. Conclusions and Implications: Conclusions: The goal of the CNSRTF is to improve practice outcomes through research, enhance staff development and promote professional practice through scholarship. New initiatives around wound care, the airway management, ethical dilemmas and substance abuse have been implemented to develop staff and promote quality care outcomes. The CNSRTF continues to work together as a group increasing its membership, promoting personal advancement and expanding its research initiatives on a national level.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:01:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:01:43Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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