DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMBULATORY NURSING NEWSLETTER: A MECHANISM TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164919
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMBULATORY NURSING NEWSLETTER: A MECHANISM TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION
Author(s):
Baron, Roberta; Houlihan, Nancy
Author Details:
Roberta Baron, RN, MSN, AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: baronr@mskcc.org; Nancy Houlihan, RN, MA, AOCN
Abstract:
Education: Maintaining open communication among nurses and keeping them apprised of new and important information can be very challenging, particularly in large health care delivery systems. It is especially challenging at our comprehensive cancer center which houses nurses at multiple ambulatory sites both within and outside the New York City area. The Ambulatory Nursing Newsletter was created to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, professional interests and accomplishments with our ambulatory nursing colleagues across all settings. A newsletter task force was formed in April, 2007 which consisted of volunteers from our Ambulatory Education and Professional Development Council. Task force members worked effectively as a team to brainstorm topic ideas and obtain and organize content. They also had the opportunity to develop skills in writing and editing articles under the guidance of more senior task force members. General ambulatory nursing staff were encouraged to submit topic ideas and articles and also benefitted from working with task force members on their work. Additionally, members of our Recruitment, Retention and Recognition council participated by highlighting the professional and personal accomplishments of our nurses. The first issue was published in August, 2007 with quarterly issues published thereafter. Regular columns include an educational, clinical and research component; a feature article on a person or clinical area of note; quarterly tips from our medical librarian; updates from our informatics task force; meeting updates from our four ambulatory nursing councils; and staff accomplishments. An online survey was distributed to all ambulatory care nurses to evaluate if the newsletter was meeting its goals. Approximately 375 nurses were surveyed with 205 responses. Of the 179 responders that indicated they read the newsletter, 97% believed that the newsletter met the goal of increasing communication. Responses to other questions were helpful in identifying preferences and eliciting new ideas. The newsletter successfully met its goal of increasing communication among ambulatory nurses as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the survey. Secondary benefits emerged with regard to professional development. The newsletter has helped foster skills among staff with regard to writing, editing and teamwork.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDEVELOPMENT OF AN AMBULATORY NURSING NEWSLETTER: A MECHANISM TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaron, Robertaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoulihan, Nancyen_US
dc.author.detailsRoberta Baron, RN, MSN, AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: baronr@mskcc.org; Nancy Houlihan, RN, MA, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164919-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Maintaining open communication among nurses and keeping them apprised of new and important information can be very challenging, particularly in large health care delivery systems. It is especially challenging at our comprehensive cancer center which houses nurses at multiple ambulatory sites both within and outside the New York City area. The Ambulatory Nursing Newsletter was created to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, professional interests and accomplishments with our ambulatory nursing colleagues across all settings. A newsletter task force was formed in April, 2007 which consisted of volunteers from our Ambulatory Education and Professional Development Council. Task force members worked effectively as a team to brainstorm topic ideas and obtain and organize content. They also had the opportunity to develop skills in writing and editing articles under the guidance of more senior task force members. General ambulatory nursing staff were encouraged to submit topic ideas and articles and also benefitted from working with task force members on their work. Additionally, members of our Recruitment, Retention and Recognition council participated by highlighting the professional and personal accomplishments of our nurses. The first issue was published in August, 2007 with quarterly issues published thereafter. Regular columns include an educational, clinical and research component; a feature article on a person or clinical area of note; quarterly tips from our medical librarian; updates from our informatics task force; meeting updates from our four ambulatory nursing councils; and staff accomplishments. An online survey was distributed to all ambulatory care nurses to evaluate if the newsletter was meeting its goals. Approximately 375 nurses were surveyed with 205 responses. Of the 179 responders that indicated they read the newsletter, 97% believed that the newsletter met the goal of increasing communication. Responses to other questions were helpful in identifying preferences and eliciting new ideas. The newsletter successfully met its goal of increasing communication among ambulatory nurses as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the survey. Secondary benefits emerged with regard to professional development. The newsletter has helped foster skills among staff with regard to writing, editing and teamwork.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:18Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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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