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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164359
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Virtual CNS Role: Impacting Outcomes With Innovative Strategies
Author(s):
Vollman, Kathleen M.
Author Details:
Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM, Advancing Nursing, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: To demonstrate a new model of CNS practice through motivational seminar education, with a call to action followed by virtual mentoring on changing practice and assistance with resources through Internet communication. Significance: The virtual CNS role extends the impact of the role beyond the walls of an institution to offer this resource and expertise to staff nurses who want to make a difference but are unsure of how to get started. Design/Background/Rationale: There are a large number of organization that are not fortunate enough to have a CNS to help guide in evidence-based practice change and professional development of the staff. Methods/Description: The initial contact is made through delivery of educational seminars that provide evidence-based education with a strong motivational component to propel the staff nurse/educator or manager to have a desire to begin a grassroots initiative to improve practice. The offer to provide support through the Internet with mentoring of the change process and evidence-based resources is given. The financial compensation can be built into the seminar fee, or, with industry-sponsored seminars, the clinical follow through can be negotiated as a consulting fee. Findings/Outcomes: With two full years of performing the virtual CNS role, the outcomes have been exciting. One organization's ICU started a practice committee and within 2 years had conducted 17 PI projects to improve practice. They presented a poster at a national meeting crediting the virtual CNS for inspiring their work. Multiple examples of evidence-based practice improvement through the virtual CNS role have helped to change nurses and patients lives by evidence-based practice changes, including positioning, oral care, reducing infections, and early recognition and treatment of sepsis. The feedback to demonstrate success comes through many sources including e-mail updates, publications, phone calls, and industry feedback. Conclusions: The virtual CNS role stretches the traditional boundaries of improving clinical practice at the bedside.
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.titleVirtual CNS Role: Impacting Outcomes With Innovative Strategiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVollman, Kathleen M.en_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM, Advancing Nursing, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164359-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To demonstrate a new model of CNS practice through motivational seminar education, with a call to action followed by virtual mentoring on changing practice and assistance with resources through Internet communication. Significance: The virtual CNS role extends the impact of the role beyond the walls of an institution to offer this resource and expertise to staff nurses who want to make a difference but are unsure of how to get started. Design/Background/Rationale: There are a large number of organization that are not fortunate enough to have a CNS to help guide in evidence-based practice change and professional development of the staff. Methods/Description: The initial contact is made through delivery of educational seminars that provide evidence-based education with a strong motivational component to propel the staff nurse/educator or manager to have a desire to begin a grassroots initiative to improve practice. The offer to provide support through the Internet with mentoring of the change process and evidence-based resources is given. The financial compensation can be built into the seminar fee, or, with industry-sponsored seminars, the clinical follow through can be negotiated as a consulting fee. Findings/Outcomes: With two full years of performing the virtual CNS role, the outcomes have been exciting. One organization's ICU started a practice committee and within 2 years had conducted 17 PI projects to improve practice. They presented a poster at a national meeting crediting the virtual CNS for inspiring their work. Multiple examples of evidence-based practice improvement through the virtual CNS role have helped to change nurses and patients lives by evidence-based practice changes, including positioning, oral care, reducing infections, and early recognition and treatment of sepsis. The feedback to demonstrate success comes through many sources including e-mail updates, publications, phone calls, and industry feedback. Conclusions: The virtual CNS role stretches the traditional boundaries of improving clinical practice at the bedside.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:56Z-
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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