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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164621
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Managing in the Millennium: Creating a Unit Website
Author(s):
Rice, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Rice, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
Abstract:
In this millennium, the nursing shortage is real. We work long hours and extra days. This workload gives us less time for committee participation and exchanging ideas and new information. The staff development committee on our 24-bed oncology/hematology unit thought a website for members and staff to promote continued education and facilitate professional growth and development would assist with our ongoing needs. This abstract will discuss the creation and development of a unit-based committee website and its benefits. Websites offer flexibility and convenience by working at each individual's pace with the ability to retrieve information for informal review whenever and wherever necessary. We would have a vehicle to reach staff anytime, promoting time management for committee members enhancing interest. An online search by the chairperson followed. A popular Internet browser was chosen which offered a "ready-to-go" website with built-in web pages awaiting customization. Committee and unit needs were evaluated. A "Home" page and "Meet the Members" page fulfilled introduction needs, including the committee's purpose statement. It was determined that our files could use further organization and a "File Cabinet" page was utilized. Information would be available for future members and staff in years to come. Confidentiality issues were solved with "members only" criteria to view file cabinet documents. A "Message Board" was developed to communicate to staff other non-restrictive issues or subject matter. The message board also assists staff in meeting hospital requirements by posting policy reminders and memos. It enhances staff educational needs as with new research drugs and protocol reviews, for example. An "Educational" page is available with links to other websites including those with CEUs. We have a "Photo" page promoting teamwork and camaraderie. Committee and staff members have the ability to check on issues and unit business from any on-line PC. New information is added as it develops. Committee involvement is higher then ever. We have successfully promoted committee and staff unit involvement and increased our ability to communicate by using this tool of the millennium-a working website.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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.titleManaging in the Millennium: Creating a Unit Websiteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRice, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Rice, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164621-
dc.description.abstractIn this millennium, the nursing shortage is real. We work long hours and extra days. This workload gives us less time for committee participation and exchanging ideas and new information. The staff development committee on our 24-bed oncology/hematology unit thought a website for members and staff to promote continued education and facilitate professional growth and development would assist with our ongoing needs. This abstract will discuss the creation and development of a unit-based committee website and its benefits. Websites offer flexibility and convenience by working at each individual's pace with the ability to retrieve information for informal review whenever and wherever necessary. We would have a vehicle to reach staff anytime, promoting time management for committee members enhancing interest. An online search by the chairperson followed. A popular Internet browser was chosen which offered a "ready-to-go" website with built-in web pages awaiting customization. Committee and unit needs were evaluated. A "Home" page and "Meet the Members" page fulfilled introduction needs, including the committee's purpose statement. It was determined that our files could use further organization and a "File Cabinet" page was utilized. Information would be available for future members and staff in years to come. Confidentiality issues were solved with "members only" criteria to view file cabinet documents. A "Message Board" was developed to communicate to staff other non-restrictive issues or subject matter. The message board also assists staff in meeting hospital requirements by posting policy reminders and memos. It enhances staff educational needs as with new research drugs and protocol reviews, for example. An "Educational" page is available with links to other websites including those with CEUs. We have a "Photo" page promoting teamwork and camaraderie. Committee and staff members have the ability to check on issues and unit business from any on-line PC. New information is added as it develops. Committee involvement is higher then ever. We have successfully promoted committee and staff unit involvement and increased our ability to communicate by using this tool of the millennium-a working website.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:04:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:04:01Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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.-
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