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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164267
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the CNS in Supporting Evidence Based Practice within a Shared Leadership Structure
Author(s):
Crumley, Carolyn
Author Details:
Carolyn Crumley, MSN, RN, BC, M-S, CNS, CWOCN, St. Mary Medical Center, Blue Springs, Missouri, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: Clinical Nurse Specialists were identified as a critical member of Shared Leadership Councils, primarily for their role in promoting Evidence Based Practice. Significance: The incorporation of research and other forms of evidence into nursing practice promotes quality patient care and improved patient outcomes. Design: Our Shared Leadership structure was revised in 2005, with the formation of new councils to encompass the previously separate councils at our two hospitals. New members were recruited to serve on the councils, and new guidelines were developed. The promotion of evidence based practice remained an overriding principle throughout the development and implementation of the new structure. Methods: Our revised Shared Leadership Structure includes decentralized decision making through Unit-based Partnership Councils (UPCs). To address more global, organizational issues, three system-wide councils were formed - Patient Care, Work Environment and Professional Practice. A Coordinating Council provides oversight for all of the councils. Findings: Through the participation of Clinical Nurse Specialists on the Task Force that defined the new structure, and ongoing participation on the Coordinating Council and System-wide councils, we have identified and implemented several processes to ensure that decisions made by the councils reflect evidence based practice. Our next challenge includes a more active role in promoting the use of research and evidence by the Unit-based Partnership Councils. Conclusions: We have found that most practicing staff nurses have a limited awareness of the existing body of nursing evidence, and a marginal understanding of how to incorporate evidence into practice. Within a shared leadership structure, which promotes decision making. Implications for Practice: The involvement of Clinical Nurse Specialist within the organization's Shared Leadership structure supports Evidence Based Nursing Practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of the CNS in Supporting Evidence Based Practice within a Shared Leadership Structureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrumley, Carolynen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn Crumley, MSN, RN, BC, M-S, CNS, CWOCN, St. Mary Medical Center, Blue Springs, Missouri, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164267-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Clinical Nurse Specialists were identified as a critical member of Shared Leadership Councils, primarily for their role in promoting Evidence Based Practice. Significance: The incorporation of research and other forms of evidence into nursing practice promotes quality patient care and improved patient outcomes. Design: Our Shared Leadership structure was revised in 2005, with the formation of new councils to encompass the previously separate councils at our two hospitals. New members were recruited to serve on the councils, and new guidelines were developed. The promotion of evidence based practice remained an overriding principle throughout the development and implementation of the new structure. Methods: Our revised Shared Leadership Structure includes decentralized decision making through Unit-based Partnership Councils (UPCs). To address more global, organizational issues, three system-wide councils were formed - Patient Care, Work Environment and Professional Practice. A Coordinating Council provides oversight for all of the councils. Findings: Through the participation of Clinical Nurse Specialists on the Task Force that defined the new structure, and ongoing participation on the Coordinating Council and System-wide councils, we have identified and implemented several processes to ensure that decisions made by the councils reflect evidence based practice. Our next challenge includes a more active role in promoting the use of research and evidence by the Unit-based Partnership Councils. Conclusions: We have found that most practicing staff nurses have a limited awareness of the existing body of nursing evidence, and a marginal understanding of how to incorporate evidence into practice. Within a shared leadership structure, which promotes decision making. Implications for Practice: The involvement of Clinical Nurse Specialist within the organization's Shared Leadership structure supports Evidence Based Nursing Practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:09Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_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.en_US
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