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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164277
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring CNS Value: A Integrative Approach
Author(s):
Etland, Caroline
Author Details:
Caroline Etland, MSN, CNS, AOCN, Palomar Pomerado Health System, Poway, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this initiative is to demonstrate the added value of the CNS role in an integrated healthcare system. Objectives include consensus on productivity measurement and demonstrated linkage to the nursing strategic plan. Significance: Demonstrating the value of the CNS can facilitate demand for the role and improved understanding of the scope of practice throughout an organization. Knowledge of CNS influence on patients, nurses and the organization can improve professional image and facilitate effective functioning. Design: CNS outcomes are difficult to measure, and are not routinely reported in acute care. Seldom do CNSs measure productivity, and therefore cannot quantify how time is spent or measurable effect. Evaluating one's own practice and reporting back to the organization demonstrates a high level of professionalism, in addition to making clinical and change activities transparent to interested parties. Methods: Elements of the Nursing Strategic Plan were identified for routine reporting, including the CNS Added Value project. A subgroup reviewed the literature on CNS outcomes, productivity and cost analysis. No formula or model clearly described methodology for determining CNS cost impact in a comprehensive fashion. Internal databases were evaluated for access to financial and patient quality data that could support improvement through CNS intervention. It was decided to approach CNS value analysis from a broader perspective than simply evaluating the financial impact. It was determined that an annual summary of quantitative and qualitative data would best describe the acute care CNS impact on the three spheres of influence. A productivity tool was created to track data on time spent on selected activities. In addition, each CNS identifies a cost analysis that will be evaluated annually, and provides exemplars to support the quantitative data. Findings: Productivity is currently being tracked by the CNSs. Analysis of productivity may provide insight regarding the CNS dose effect for selected activities/projects. Positive cost impact can be demonstrated for selected CNS projects. Conclusions: Conclusions are pending. Implications for Practice: Analysis of productivity can inform clinical and quality activities of CNSs, as well as demonstrate financial impact. Evaluation of productivity and outcomes demonstrates value and educates other healthcare professionals regarding scope of CNS 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:
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.titleMeasuring CNS Value: A Integrative Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEtland, Carolineen_US
dc.author.detailsCaroline Etland, MSN, CNS, AOCN, Palomar Pomerado Health System, Poway, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164277-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this initiative is to demonstrate the added value of the CNS role in an integrated healthcare system. Objectives include consensus on productivity measurement and demonstrated linkage to the nursing strategic plan. Significance: Demonstrating the value of the CNS can facilitate demand for the role and improved understanding of the scope of practice throughout an organization. Knowledge of CNS influence on patients, nurses and the organization can improve professional image and facilitate effective functioning. Design: CNS outcomes are difficult to measure, and are not routinely reported in acute care. Seldom do CNSs measure productivity, and therefore cannot quantify how time is spent or measurable effect. Evaluating one's own practice and reporting back to the organization demonstrates a high level of professionalism, in addition to making clinical and change activities transparent to interested parties. Methods: Elements of the Nursing Strategic Plan were identified for routine reporting, including the CNS Added Value project. A subgroup reviewed the literature on CNS outcomes, productivity and cost analysis. No formula or model clearly described methodology for determining CNS cost impact in a comprehensive fashion. Internal databases were evaluated for access to financial and patient quality data that could support improvement through CNS intervention. It was decided to approach CNS value analysis from a broader perspective than simply evaluating the financial impact. It was determined that an annual summary of quantitative and qualitative data would best describe the acute care CNS impact on the three spheres of influence. A productivity tool was created to track data on time spent on selected activities. In addition, each CNS identifies a cost analysis that will be evaluated annually, and provides exemplars to support the quantitative data. Findings: Productivity is currently being tracked by the CNSs. Analysis of productivity may provide insight regarding the CNS dose effect for selected activities/projects. Positive cost impact can be demonstrated for selected CNS projects. Conclusions: Conclusions are pending. Implications for Practice: Analysis of productivity can inform clinical and quality activities of CNSs, as well as demonstrate financial impact. Evaluation of productivity and outcomes demonstrates value and educates other healthcare professionals regarding scope of CNS practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:21Z-
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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