Nursing Management in the Twenty-First Century: How an In-Patient Oncology unit improved the flow of Communication.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164992
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Management in the Twenty-First Century: How an In-Patient Oncology unit improved the flow of Communication.
Author(s):
Jewell, Jaine; Johnston, Patricia A.
Author Details:
Jaine Jewell, RN, OCN, Assistant Nurse Manager, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: jjewell@mdanderson.org; Patricia A. Johnston, RN, MHA, OCN
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: With over 150 nurses, the Leadership Team on this 52-bed Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) unit has struggled to establish an environment where each nurse is eager to participate in unit activities and keep up to date. Looking around us we see them using personal digital assistants (PDA's) to look up new drugs and calculate their Intakes and Outputs, yet we have difficulty getting them to read their practice updates, participate in new initiatives and keep up with institutional news. Feedback from nursing staff revealed a general perception of inundation with e-mails and requests, many of which were not relevant to our unit or to them personally, and many of which were formatted in a manner that was long-winded and/or confusing. The purpose of this poster is to show how effective the use of an electronic newsletter, web-based scheduling and a unit-specific web-site can be on the flow of communication on a nursing unit. The first step was the creation of a monthly electronic newsletter. This contained a summary of practice changes and initiatives which were directly applicable to the unit, reminders of deadlines, and acknowledgements of unit staff accomplishments. The subsequent implementation of web-based self scheduling on this unit was a major staff satisfier. Coincidentally, the scheduling site was initially only accessible through the newly created unit web-site; this drove traffic to the web-site and encouraged navigation. The unit-based web-site includes pages specific to each staffing group and unit-based committee, as well as an abundance of resource material. The web-site also includes photo collections of unit events, summaries of collected data, and has links to other useful institutional and outside web-sites. Although difficult to quantify, the resulting response to requests for assistance, volunteers for project work, and the general improvement in the flow of information have led the Leadership Team to determine these initiatives a success. The next focus will be to implement file sharing software to the web-site. Nursing practice in today's world embraces ever changing technology. Nursing Leadership teams must look to creative uses of new technology to meet their goals and remain competitive.
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.titleNursing Management in the Twenty-First Century: How an In-Patient Oncology unit improved the flow of Communication.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJewell, Jaineen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Patricia A.en_US
dc.author.detailsJaine Jewell, RN, OCN, Assistant Nurse Manager, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: jjewell@mdanderson.org; Patricia A. Johnston, RN, MHA, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164992-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: With over 150 nurses, the Leadership Team on this 52-bed Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) unit has struggled to establish an environment where each nurse is eager to participate in unit activities and keep up to date. Looking around us we see them using personal digital assistants (PDA's) to look up new drugs and calculate their Intakes and Outputs, yet we have difficulty getting them to read their practice updates, participate in new initiatives and keep up with institutional news. Feedback from nursing staff revealed a general perception of inundation with e-mails and requests, many of which were not relevant to our unit or to them personally, and many of which were formatted in a manner that was long-winded and/or confusing. The purpose of this poster is to show how effective the use of an electronic newsletter, web-based scheduling and a unit-specific web-site can be on the flow of communication on a nursing unit. The first step was the creation of a monthly electronic newsletter. This contained a summary of practice changes and initiatives which were directly applicable to the unit, reminders of deadlines, and acknowledgements of unit staff accomplishments. The subsequent implementation of web-based self scheduling on this unit was a major staff satisfier. Coincidentally, the scheduling site was initially only accessible through the newly created unit web-site; this drove traffic to the web-site and encouraged navigation. The unit-based web-site includes pages specific to each staffing group and unit-based committee, as well as an abundance of resource material. The web-site also includes photo collections of unit events, summaries of collected data, and has links to other useful institutional and outside web-sites. Although difficult to quantify, the resulting response to requests for assistance, volunteers for project work, and the general improvement in the flow of information have led the Leadership Team to determine these initiatives a success. The next focus will be to implement file sharing software to the web-site. Nursing practice in today's world embraces ever changing technology. Nursing Leadership teams must look to creative uses of new technology to meet their goals and remain competitive.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:10:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:10:37Z-
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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