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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164350
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing at New Heights: First Friday Grand Rounds
Author(s):
Moffitt, Brenda L.
Author Details:
Brenda L. Moffitt, MSN, CNS, ARNP, Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The focus of this presentation is to discuss strategies utilized by clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) at a small rural hospital to aid in discussions of quality patient care and outcomes. Significance: CNSs are charged with improving nursing care and nursing systems. Grand Rounds serves as a vehicle for discussion of ethics, culture, pain management, quality patient outcomes, and continuity of patient care. Design/Background/Rationale: Grand Rounds offers an educational opportunity for nursing staff to be involved with the solutions that impact nursing practice. This promotes buy-in of staff nurses to changes in nursing practice. Methods/Description: Grand Rounds is offered on a monthly basis. One hour of continuing nursing credit is awarded each month for attendance. Each month a different patient's case is presented and discussed. The patient diagnoses vary from month to month. A case study and discussion format is utilized to focus on culture, ethics, pain management, and patient outcomes. Critical thinking is encouraged by discussion questions. Findings/Outcomes: Grand Rounds has proven to be an effective tool for creating change in nursing practice. Policy compliance/implementation awareness has improved with nurses participating in Grand Rounds. A serendipitous outcome of the project has been involvement of staff nurses and physicians in presenting case studies of various patients. Conclusions: Grand Rounds allows nurses to soar to new heights of providing patient care. Nurses are challenged to look for new solutions to caring for patients. Nurses are charged with incorporating evidence-based practice into the everyday care of patients.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing at New Heights: First Friday Grand Roundsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoffitt, Brenda L.en_US
dc.author.detailsBrenda L. Moffitt, MSN, CNS, ARNP, Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164350-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The focus of this presentation is to discuss strategies utilized by clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) at a small rural hospital to aid in discussions of quality patient care and outcomes. Significance: CNSs are charged with improving nursing care and nursing systems. Grand Rounds serves as a vehicle for discussion of ethics, culture, pain management, quality patient outcomes, and continuity of patient care. Design/Background/Rationale: Grand Rounds offers an educational opportunity for nursing staff to be involved with the solutions that impact nursing practice. This promotes buy-in of staff nurses to changes in nursing practice. Methods/Description: Grand Rounds is offered on a monthly basis. One hour of continuing nursing credit is awarded each month for attendance. Each month a different patient's case is presented and discussed. The patient diagnoses vary from month to month. A case study and discussion format is utilized to focus on culture, ethics, pain management, and patient outcomes. Critical thinking is encouraged by discussion questions. Findings/Outcomes: Grand Rounds has proven to be an effective tool for creating change in nursing practice. Policy compliance/implementation awareness has improved with nurses participating in Grand Rounds. A serendipitous outcome of the project has been involvement of staff nurses and physicians in presenting case studies of various patients. Conclusions: Grand Rounds allows nurses to soar to new heights of providing patient care. Nurses are challenged to look for new solutions to caring for patients. Nurses are charged with incorporating evidence-based practice into the everyday care of patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:46Z-
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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