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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165552
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing a Primary Nursing Model in Ambulatory Oncology
Author(s):
Sinn, Paula
Author Details:
Paula Sinn, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Abstract:
Lengthy wait times for treatment have been linked to patient and nurse dissatisfaction. In our task oriented system, patient treatment was "first come," "first served," void of planned continuity of care. Without a responsibility relationship between the nurse and patient, nursing turnover was high. Prior to implementing primary nursing, our patient satisfaction survey showed that the majority of patients preferred to see the same nurse. The purpose of implementing primary nursing was to establish that each patient's nursing care would become the direct responsibility of a primary nurse. We developed and implemented primary nursing guidelines. By the completion of their first visit to the infusion center, all patients can identify their primary nurse. To enhance continuity when the primary nurse is away, each patient was given an associate team. Nurse scheduling is done to promote patient based assignments. Monthly meetings to refine our primary nursing model included the nurse manager and all staff. Built into the model is a periodic check of patient assignment of primary and associate nurses. Primary nursing offers individualized, consistent nursing care in our outpatient infusion center. Each patient identifies with the primary nurse and her associates for care. Results of our second patient satisfaction survey, distributed seven months after starting primary nursing, indicated that even more patients than in the first survey prefer to have the same nurse or alternate. We have demonstrated a significant reduction in the time a patient waits for treatment. We have increased nurse and patient satisfaction significantly.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing a Primary Nursing Model in Ambulatory Oncologyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSinn, Paulaen_US
dc.author.detailsPaula Sinn, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165552-
dc.description.abstractLengthy wait times for treatment have been linked to patient and nurse dissatisfaction. In our task oriented system, patient treatment was "first come," "first served," void of planned continuity of care. Without a responsibility relationship between the nurse and patient, nursing turnover was high. Prior to implementing primary nursing, our patient satisfaction survey showed that the majority of patients preferred to see the same nurse. The purpose of implementing primary nursing was to establish that each patient's nursing care would become the direct responsibility of a primary nurse. We developed and implemented primary nursing guidelines. By the completion of their first visit to the infusion center, all patients can identify their primary nurse. To enhance continuity when the primary nurse is away, each patient was given an associate team. Nurse scheduling is done to promote patient based assignments. Monthly meetings to refine our primary nursing model included the nurse manager and all staff. Built into the model is a periodic check of patient assignment of primary and associate nurses. Primary nursing offers individualized, consistent nursing care in our outpatient infusion center. Each patient identifies with the primary nurse and her associates for care. Results of our second patient satisfaction survey, distributed seven months after starting primary nursing, indicated that even more patients than in the first survey prefer to have the same nurse or alternate. We have demonstrated a significant reduction in the time a patient waits for treatment. We have increased nurse and patient satisfaction significantly.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:44Z-
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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