Leadership Role of the CNS: Harmonising Practice Within a Merged Quaternary Healthcare Organization

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164313
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leadership Role of the CNS: Harmonising Practice Within a Merged Quaternary Healthcare Organization
Author(s):
Brecht, Krista; Laizner, Andrea Maria; Watt, Suzanne
Author Details:
Krista Brecht, MScN, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Andrea Maria Laizner, PhD, RN; Suzanne Watt, MSc(A)N, CON�
Abstract:
Purpose: To highlight the CNS's role in harmonising pain management while considering organizational culture, practice, policy, and procedures. Significance: The CNS role, which includes leadership, clinical practice, teaching, and research, is critical to successful harmonisation of practice within a context of cultural diversity. Design/Background/Rationale: In 2003, the McGill University Health Centre nursing executive council chose pain management as a nursing-sensitive, quality-care indicator. Having an important pool of CNSs, the Director of Nursing appointed two CNSs in pain management as co-chairs of the pain taskforce. In 2004, the MUHC became a Quebec spotlight organisation for implementation of selected Registered Nurses Association of Ontario's best practice guidelines. Methods/Description: CNSs were appointed to indicator-specific taskforces and the BPG steering committee. Some received training as BPG Advocates. They were instrumental in developing a strategic plan to facilitate communication, sharing knowledge and expertise to benchmark against other healthcare organizations. Findings/Outcomes: CNSs mobilised nurses to act as surveyors. Nurses on the pilot units responded to the project with enthusiasm. CNSs supported them in the challenges they faced. Conclusions: The CNSs played a key role in mobilising staff nurses from each site quality committee to survey patient populations and in engaging unit nurses to change their practice vis-a-vis pain assessment, management, and the sustaining of these changes. CNSs were also a driving force in harmonising documentation and assessment tools.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership Role of the CNS: Harmonising Practice Within a Merged Quaternary Healthcare Organizationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrecht, Kristaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaizner, Andrea Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Suzanneen_US
dc.author.detailsKrista Brecht, MScN, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Andrea Maria Laizner, PhD, RN; Suzanne Watt, MSc(A)N, CON�en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164313-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To highlight the CNS's role in harmonising pain management while considering organizational culture, practice, policy, and procedures. Significance: The CNS role, which includes leadership, clinical practice, teaching, and research, is critical to successful harmonisation of practice within a context of cultural diversity. Design/Background/Rationale: In 2003, the McGill University Health Centre nursing executive council chose pain management as a nursing-sensitive, quality-care indicator. Having an important pool of CNSs, the Director of Nursing appointed two CNSs in pain management as co-chairs of the pain taskforce. In 2004, the MUHC became a Quebec spotlight organisation for implementation of selected Registered Nurses Association of Ontario's best practice guidelines. Methods/Description: CNSs were appointed to indicator-specific taskforces and the BPG steering committee. Some received training as BPG Advocates. They were instrumental in developing a strategic plan to facilitate communication, sharing knowledge and expertise to benchmark against other healthcare organizations. Findings/Outcomes: CNSs mobilised nurses to act as surveyors. Nurses on the pilot units responded to the project with enthusiasm. CNSs supported them in the challenges they faced. Conclusions: The CNSs played a key role in mobilising staff nurses from each site quality committee to survey patient populations and in engaging unit nurses to change their practice vis-a-vis pain assessment, management, and the sustaining of these changes. CNSs were also a driving force in harmonising documentation and assessment tools.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:04Z-
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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