Identification of Common Patient Problems, Level of Preparedness, and Adequacy of Resources as Identified by Staff and Clinical Nurse Specialist Across Three Data Sets

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164323
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identification of Common Patient Problems, Level of Preparedness, and Adequacy of Resources as Identified by Staff and Clinical Nurse Specialist Across Three Data Sets
Author(s):
Cox, Erin; Jeffries, Marian; Jones, Dorothy A.
Author Details:
Erin Cox, MS, RN, CCRN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Marion Jeffries, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C; Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RNc, FAAN, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Abstract:
Purpose: The study compared the ranking of the 10 most common patient problems as reported by staff and clinical nurse specialists, the level of preparedness to address each problem, and the adequacy of resources needed, across 3 study groups. Significance: CNSs are central to the identification, intervention, and evaluation of patient care. CNSs at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) developed a survey to describe the focus of nursing practice. Survey findings can be used to describe the content of nursing care, to cost out nursing care, and to guide the CNS role. Methods/Description: The study sample consisted of 3 independent groups, including staff nurses, CNSs at MGH, and a national sample of CNSs. The survey, Common Patient Problems, was developed and validated by the MGH CNS Research Task Force and contains 27 common patient problems identified as frequently occurring across patient populations responsive to nursing care. Participants rated the frequency of occurrence for each problem, preparedness, and adequacy of resources. Study data from all 3 samples was analyzed and compared. Conclusions: Study results indicated a high degree of agreement on the ranking of frequently occurring problems (eg, anxiety) across groups. Differences were noted with respect to years of experience, scope of practice, geographic location, level of preparedness, and resource adequacy.
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.titleIdentification of Common Patient Problems, Level of Preparedness, and Adequacy of Resources as Identified by Staff and Clinical Nurse Specialist Across Three Data Setsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCox, Erinen_US
dc.contributor.authorJeffries, Marianen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Dorothy A.en_US
dc.author.detailsErin Cox, MS, RN, CCRN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Marion Jeffries, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C; Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RNc, FAAN, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164323-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The study compared the ranking of the 10 most common patient problems as reported by staff and clinical nurse specialists, the level of preparedness to address each problem, and the adequacy of resources needed, across 3 study groups. Significance: CNSs are central to the identification, intervention, and evaluation of patient care. CNSs at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) developed a survey to describe the focus of nursing practice. Survey findings can be used to describe the content of nursing care, to cost out nursing care, and to guide the CNS role. Methods/Description: The study sample consisted of 3 independent groups, including staff nurses, CNSs at MGH, and a national sample of CNSs. The survey, Common Patient Problems, was developed and validated by the MGH CNS Research Task Force and contains 27 common patient problems identified as frequently occurring across patient populations responsive to nursing care. Participants rated the frequency of occurrence for each problem, preparedness, and adequacy of resources. Study data from all 3 samples was analyzed and compared. Conclusions: Study results indicated a high degree of agreement on the ranking of frequently occurring problems (eg, anxiety) across groups. Differences were noted with respect to years of experience, scope of practice, geographic location, level of preparedness, and resource adequacy.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:15Z-
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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