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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164307
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Essential Leadership for Essential Care: The CNS Within the Interdisciplinary Team Model
Author(s):
Benedict, Lyn; Robinson, Karen
Author Details:
Lyn Benedict, MSN, RN, CNS, Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Karen Robinson, MSN, RN, CNS
Abstract:
Purpose: With an increased number of seniors, coupled with advances in medicine, healthcare systems are faced with older, sicker patients who are at high risk for functional decline. As the complexity of care increases, the care delivery systems will need to adapt. Significance: As complex care increases for hospitalized elders, the clinical specialist is essential for the ongoing development of nursing practice and the care standards in conjunction within an interdisciplinary team model known as the Acute Care for Elders (ACE). Design/Background/Rationale: The ACE model is supported by research and has been proven effective in the care of the hospitalized older adult. Central to the model is the role of nursing, specifically the leadership of the CNS. The model has now been coupled with the care of chronic disease management, such as with heart failure, stroke, and pneumonia. Methods/Description: The CNS plans, implements, and evaluates health programs, as well as reviews and formulates healthcare policies specific to a targeted population using evidence based practice (EBP). With the CNS as leader of the interdisciplinary team, primarily nurse-driven, the team develops a comprehensive care and discharge plan, implemented across a care continuum Findings/Outcomes: The team delivers cost-effective, coordinated care that promotes process improvement, with the result being practice alignment to current standards of care. Conclusions: By effectively facilitating the expertise and collaboration skills of the ACE team members, coupled with the use of research and education, the CNS role positively influences the care/management outcomes for high-risk, elderly patient populations within an acute care unit and throughout the care continuum.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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.titleEssential Leadership for Essential Care: The CNS Within the Interdisciplinary Team Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBenedict, Lynen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsLyn Benedict, MSN, RN, CNS, Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Karen Robinson, MSN, RN, CNSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164307-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: With an increased number of seniors, coupled with advances in medicine, healthcare systems are faced with older, sicker patients who are at high risk for functional decline. As the complexity of care increases, the care delivery systems will need to adapt. Significance: As complex care increases for hospitalized elders, the clinical specialist is essential for the ongoing development of nursing practice and the care standards in conjunction within an interdisciplinary team model known as the Acute Care for Elders (ACE). Design/Background/Rationale: The ACE model is supported by research and has been proven effective in the care of the hospitalized older adult. Central to the model is the role of nursing, specifically the leadership of the CNS. The model has now been coupled with the care of chronic disease management, such as with heart failure, stroke, and pneumonia. Methods/Description: The CNS plans, implements, and evaluates health programs, as well as reviews and formulates healthcare policies specific to a targeted population using evidence based practice (EBP). With the CNS as leader of the interdisciplinary team, primarily nurse-driven, the team develops a comprehensive care and discharge plan, implemented across a care continuum Findings/Outcomes: The team delivers cost-effective, coordinated care that promotes process improvement, with the result being practice alignment to current standards of care. Conclusions: By effectively facilitating the expertise and collaboration skills of the ACE team members, coupled with the use of research and education, the CNS role positively influences the care/management outcomes for high-risk, elderly patient populations within an acute care unit and throughout the care continuum.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:57Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_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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