DASHBOARDS: A TOOL TO DEMONSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165257
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DASHBOARDS: A TOOL TO DEMONSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING
Author(s):
Griffin, Elaine; Staebler, Suzanne; Muery, Karen; McCorstin, Phyllis; Harrington, Linda
Author Details:
Elaine Griffin, MSC(A) RN AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, Texas, USA, email: elainemgriffin@yahoo.com; Suzanne Staebler, RN, MSN, RNC, NNP; Karen Muery, RN, MSN, CNS; Phyllis McCorstin, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS; Linda Harrington, PhD, RN, CNS, CPHQ
Abstract:
The contributions of the advanced practice nurse (APN) to an institution are often an enigma to administrators and others. ôWhatÆs a CNS/APN do?ö is a common question, and the inability to answer this in terms of institutional value leads the APN to be saddled with low-value tasks such as mandatory training. Dashboards are one tool to address this question. An administrative metric used to track financial and quality performance, dashboards can be adapted to present the strategies and outcomes achieved by the APN. It is an invaluable tool to demonstrate the APNÆs value to an institution. The APN role increases in value when their responsibilities contribute to departmental and institutional strategic goals. Articulating these contributions is easiest when tied to measurable outcomes. This abstract demonstrates how dashboards can be used to identify measurable results and present them to others so that the impact of APN practice can be demonstrated. The APN should first identify the strategic goals of the institution, service, and department. APN tasks, projects, and processes are identified and linked to the strategic goals they support. Measurable outcomes can be derived from the desired goals of specific processes. For example, the success of an education program designed to reduce infection risk in neutropenic patients is measured in terms of hospital admissions for infection. Whenever possible, data is obtained from existing sources. Timeframes for reporting data should be realistic and reflect the data collection process. We have found that dashboards have helped us to identify nursing- sensitive outcomes impacted by APN practice. This in turn has helped us to articulate exactly how our APN roles support the strategic goals of the institution. Response from administrators has been very positive. There is evidence that our dashboards have helped some of us to gain support for re-prioritizing time and resources to support clinical projects. Access to data has improved over time as we have demonstrated its utility in supporting strategic goals. Dashboards provide a means for APNs to organize and articulate their practice and how it links to nursing-sensitive outcomes and institutional goals. This in turn helps to gain and maintain administrative support for APNs as valued members of the institution.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleDASHBOARDS: A TOOL TO DEMONSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE IN THE HOSPITAL SETTINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Elaineen_US
dc.contributor.authorStaebler, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuery, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCorstin, Phyllisen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsElaine Griffin, MSC(A) RN AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, Texas, USA, email: elainemgriffin@yahoo.com; Suzanne Staebler, RN, MSN, RNC, NNP; Karen Muery, RN, MSN, CNS; Phyllis McCorstin, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS; Linda Harrington, PhD, RN, CNS, CPHQen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165257-
dc.description.abstractThe contributions of the advanced practice nurse (APN) to an institution are often an enigma to administrators and others. ôWhatÆs a CNS/APN do?ö is a common question, and the inability to answer this in terms of institutional value leads the APN to be saddled with low-value tasks such as mandatory training. Dashboards are one tool to address this question. An administrative metric used to track financial and quality performance, dashboards can be adapted to present the strategies and outcomes achieved by the APN. It is an invaluable tool to demonstrate the APNÆs value to an institution. The APN role increases in value when their responsibilities contribute to departmental and institutional strategic goals. Articulating these contributions is easiest when tied to measurable outcomes. This abstract demonstrates how dashboards can be used to identify measurable results and present them to others so that the impact of APN practice can be demonstrated. The APN should first identify the strategic goals of the institution, service, and department. APN tasks, projects, and processes are identified and linked to the strategic goals they support. Measurable outcomes can be derived from the desired goals of specific processes. For example, the success of an education program designed to reduce infection risk in neutropenic patients is measured in terms of hospital admissions for infection. Whenever possible, data is obtained from existing sources. Timeframes for reporting data should be realistic and reflect the data collection process. We have found that dashboards have helped us to identify nursing- sensitive outcomes impacted by APN practice. This in turn has helped us to articulate exactly how our APN roles support the strategic goals of the institution. Response from administrators has been very positive. There is evidence that our dashboards have helped some of us to gain support for re-prioritizing time and resources to support clinical projects. Access to data has improved over time as we have demonstrated its utility in supporting strategic goals. Dashboards provide a means for APNs to organize and articulate their practice and how it links to nursing-sensitive outcomes and institutional goals. This in turn helps to gain and maintain administrative support for APNs as valued members of the institution.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:18Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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