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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164303
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Hospital Product Evaluation Committee
Author(s):
Tripepi-Bova, Kathy
Author Details:
Kathy Tripepi-Bova, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the process of leading a hospital product evaluation in a large teaching hospital Significance: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) has many skills at her disposal to effectively lead a hospital product evaluation committee Design: Product has many avenues of entering into a hospital and making its way onto nursing units without prior notification. The product evaluation committee lead by a CNS was developed as a clearinghouse to look at changes in clinical product coming into the hospital as it affects nursing and clinical practice Methods: The product evaluation committee is a multidisciplinary team that serves as a clearing house for new or existing clinical product brought into the hospital. Information on new product or changes in product is sent to the CNS who acts as a filter for what will be reviewed by the committee. The CNS then sends out an agenda that the committee will address. The committee examines cost, searches for redundancy of similar product, reviews clinical impact of product and either accepts, defers or denies the product. The CNS then brings the product forward to hospital groups who will be most impacted by product change. If a clinical trial is needed for further study of the product then the CNS organizes the trial and evaluation. Any concerns about product switch are addressed by the CNS. Findings: Significant cost savings to the institution and health system has resulted from the diligent approach to product evaluation while maintaining or improving clinical practice Conclusions: A CNS lead product evaluation committee is an effective means of saving cost while maintaining consistency of product in clinical practice. Implications for Practice: The product evaluation committee that is lead by a CNS, utilizes all the spheres of influence of the CNS. The CNS utilizes leadership skills to guide the committee, clinical skills to look at clinical impact of product, research skills for trialing product, educator skills when introducing new products to nurses and collaborative skills when working with members of the committee and hospital groups.
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.titleThe Hospital Product Evaluation Committeeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTripepi-Bova, Kathyen_US
dc.author.detailsKathy Tripepi-Bova, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164303-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the process of leading a hospital product evaluation in a large teaching hospital Significance: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) has many skills at her disposal to effectively lead a hospital product evaluation committee Design: Product has many avenues of entering into a hospital and making its way onto nursing units without prior notification. The product evaluation committee lead by a CNS was developed as a clearinghouse to look at changes in clinical product coming into the hospital as it affects nursing and clinical practice Methods: The product evaluation committee is a multidisciplinary team that serves as a clearing house for new or existing clinical product brought into the hospital. Information on new product or changes in product is sent to the CNS who acts as a filter for what will be reviewed by the committee. The CNS then sends out an agenda that the committee will address. The committee examines cost, searches for redundancy of similar product, reviews clinical impact of product and either accepts, defers or denies the product. The CNS then brings the product forward to hospital groups who will be most impacted by product change. If a clinical trial is needed for further study of the product then the CNS organizes the trial and evaluation. Any concerns about product switch are addressed by the CNS. Findings: Significant cost savings to the institution and health system has resulted from the diligent approach to product evaluation while maintaining or improving clinical practice Conclusions: A CNS lead product evaluation committee is an effective means of saving cost while maintaining consistency of product in clinical practice. Implications for Practice: The product evaluation committee that is lead by a CNS, utilizes all the spheres of influence of the CNS. The CNS utilizes leadership skills to guide the committee, clinical skills to look at clinical impact of product, research skills for trialing product, educator skills when introducing new products to nurses and collaborative skills when working with members of the committee and hospital groups.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:52Z-
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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