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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164299
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Shared Medical Appointments: An Innovation for Advanced Practice
Author(s):
Sanders, Debra
Author Details:
Debra Sanders, MSN, RN, APRN, BC, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize colleagues with shared medical appointments (SMA), a growing practice innovation, and to detail the role of the clinical nurse specialist as a ideal team member in developing and delivering this practice approach. Significance: SMA's are a viable alternative to address access to care while maximizing patient education, support, and patient satisfaction. Many practice sites are now exploring this approach for a variety of patient populations. SMA's have positively impacted both the patient and the provider, and can be advantageous to the organization from service, public relations, and fiscal perspectives. Design: The SMA, first proposed by Dr. Noffsinger, Kaiser of Northern California to improve quality of care, is growing in popularity. Since many patient populations have diverse, ongoing needs yet less time allotted for physician return visits as well as difficulty with access to care when needed, the SMA is a viable alternative practice approach. Methods: SMA's are a vehicle for multiple patients, sharing a common problem or need, to meet with the provider simultaneously as an innovative practice strategy in order to increase patient access to care, while optimizing provider time and efficiency. Findings: Outcomes include more a more effective mechanism to ensure access to care, increase provider productivity, enhance patient satisfaction, address individual needs within the context of the shared setting, to meet the patient's clinical, psychosocial, and educational needs in a more feasible and effective way, and to facilitate more seamless management of a patient population's needs. Conclusions: In conclusion, the SMA is a practice innovation that is growing quickly in a variety of practice arenas. This approach has many positive outcomes for both patients and providers, and the CNS role is a good fit for this practice innovation. Implications for Practice: The multifaceted roles of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) enable the CNS to be an ideal member of the health care team for developing and delivering this practice approach.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleShared Medical Appointments: An Innovation for Advanced Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSanders, Debraen_US
dc.author.detailsDebra Sanders, MSN, RN, APRN, BC, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164299-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize colleagues with shared medical appointments (SMA), a growing practice innovation, and to detail the role of the clinical nurse specialist as a ideal team member in developing and delivering this practice approach. Significance: SMA's are a viable alternative to address access to care while maximizing patient education, support, and patient satisfaction. Many practice sites are now exploring this approach for a variety of patient populations. SMA's have positively impacted both the patient and the provider, and can be advantageous to the organization from service, public relations, and fiscal perspectives. Design: The SMA, first proposed by Dr. Noffsinger, Kaiser of Northern California to improve quality of care, is growing in popularity. Since many patient populations have diverse, ongoing needs yet less time allotted for physician return visits as well as difficulty with access to care when needed, the SMA is a viable alternative practice approach. Methods: SMA's are a vehicle for multiple patients, sharing a common problem or need, to meet with the provider simultaneously as an innovative practice strategy in order to increase patient access to care, while optimizing provider time and efficiency. Findings: Outcomes include more a more effective mechanism to ensure access to care, increase provider productivity, enhance patient satisfaction, address individual needs within the context of the shared setting, to meet the patient's clinical, psychosocial, and educational needs in a more feasible and effective way, and to facilitate more seamless management of a patient population's needs. Conclusions: In conclusion, the SMA is a practice innovation that is growing quickly in a variety of practice arenas. This approach has many positive outcomes for both patients and providers, and the CNS role is a good fit for this practice innovation. Implications for Practice: The multifaceted roles of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) enable the CNS to be an ideal member of the health care team for developing and delivering this practice approach.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:48Z-
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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