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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164373
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Program Evaluation: A Vital Competency for Today's CNS
Author(s):
Curl, Peggy; Bradley, Dora
Author Details:
Peggy Curl, MSN, ARNP, WOCN, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, Kansas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Dora Bradley PhD, RN
Abstract:
Problem: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is often challenged to create programs in response to population-based needs. Frequently, in the rush to meet the need, programs are planned and implemented before an evaluation plan is developed to measure effectiveness. However, an effective evaluation is a "powerful" tool to provide information to make decisions, measure impact, and justify continuation. Purpose: To develop and implement a comprehensive program evaluation designed to attain useful information to guide decision-making, improve outcomes and determine the value of a new inpatient surgical bariatric program. Description: The program evaluation was developed using process and outcome variables identified as indicators of best practice and important to stakeholders. Significant measures were complication rates, cost benefit, length of stay, satisfaction, and environmental factors. Method: The evaluation plan was based on questions reflecting critical variables identified through national benchmarking and stakeholders' expectations. Reliable and valid measures were identified or created. Specific data collection and analysis processes were delineated. A formal communication strategy was designed for respective stakeholders. Evaluation: Through ongoing evaluation, numerous areas for improvement were identified. Changes included new equipment, patient room redesign and sensitivity training for the interdisciplinary team. Analysis also demonstrated variation in pre-operative preparation for bariatric patients. Subsequently, consistent standards were implemented incorporating critical components supported by best practice. Implications for Practice: Comprehensive evaluation plans with reliable and valid measures provide avenues to validate change and increase program support. Adding this vital competency to the CNS repertoire enhances their contribution and value to today's dynamic healthcare organization.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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.titleProgram Evaluation: A Vital Competency for Today's CNSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCurl, Peggyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Doraen_US
dc.author.detailsPeggy Curl, MSN, ARNP, WOCN, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, Kansas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Dora Bradley PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164373-
dc.description.abstractProblem: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is often challenged to create programs in response to population-based needs. Frequently, in the rush to meet the need, programs are planned and implemented before an evaluation plan is developed to measure effectiveness. However, an effective evaluation is a "powerful" tool to provide information to make decisions, measure impact, and justify continuation. Purpose: To develop and implement a comprehensive program evaluation designed to attain useful information to guide decision-making, improve outcomes and determine the value of a new inpatient surgical bariatric program. Description: The program evaluation was developed using process and outcome variables identified as indicators of best practice and important to stakeholders. Significant measures were complication rates, cost benefit, length of stay, satisfaction, and environmental factors. Method: The evaluation plan was based on questions reflecting critical variables identified through national benchmarking and stakeholders' expectations. Reliable and valid measures were identified or created. Specific data collection and analysis processes were delineated. A formal communication strategy was designed for respective stakeholders. Evaluation: Through ongoing evaluation, numerous areas for improvement were identified. Changes included new equipment, patient room redesign and sensitivity training for the interdisciplinary team. Analysis also demonstrated variation in pre-operative preparation for bariatric patients. Subsequently, consistent standards were implemented incorporating critical components supported by best practice. Implications for Practice: Comprehensive evaluation plans with reliable and valid measures provide avenues to validate change and increase program support. Adding this vital competency to the CNS repertoire enhances their contribution and value to today's dynamic healthcare organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:47:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:47:11Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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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