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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165764
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of Quality Improvement (QI) in Professional Development
Author(s):
Mick, JoAnn
Author Details:
JoAnn Mick, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
Quality assessment, audits, and research facilitate professional development by providing information that can guide monitoring and evaluation of professional skills, motivation, and commitment to providing quality care. Data can be used to identify and correct problems with current processes and nursing practices to raise standards of care. Using clinical indicators helps assess and promote quality improvement (QI) by comparing actual practice to defined thresholds that measure improvements made and maintained over an established period. Involving nurses in data collection and evaluation, identification of recommendations for practice change, and ongoing monitoring has provided the experience and support for nurses to participate in QI as one method of professional development. Experience and success in completing a unit-based project assists with the decision of selecting among clinical practice, management, research, or performance improvement choices available for role development within our organization. On our surgical urology and orthopedic unit, each nurse is responsible for completing and submitting in the Plan-Do-Check-Act written format one QI project per year, and presenting it at a unit staff meeting. Last year, each of the 26 nurses on this unit completed a project. Each identified an area for improvement within the department, discussed the importance of the area selected, and collected data to determine how nursing staff were performing in that area. Assessment of the data provided information for the nurse to determine thresholds for compliance, make recommendations for desired change, and define a process to monitor that performance improvement was achieved and maintained. Completing the projects increased nurse knowledge of the performance improvement process and their ability to apply standard performance improvement strategies within our organization. All projects were displayed in the department to share information and recognize the work and creativity of individual nurses. Several project strategies were successfully implemented and provided the opportunity to submit abstracts for poster presentations to ONS. Our poster will display several of these projects, including ones on patient education, restraints, patient satisfaction, and pain management. Professional development includes increasing self-awareness and confidence that nurses are valuable resources for QI ideas to improve patient care and outcomes within an organization.
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.titleThe Role of Quality Improvement (QI) in Professional Developmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMick, JoAnnen_US
dc.author.detailsJoAnn Mick, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165764-
dc.description.abstractQuality assessment, audits, and research facilitate professional development by providing information that can guide monitoring and evaluation of professional skills, motivation, and commitment to providing quality care. Data can be used to identify and correct problems with current processes and nursing practices to raise standards of care. Using clinical indicators helps assess and promote quality improvement (QI) by comparing actual practice to defined thresholds that measure improvements made and maintained over an established period. Involving nurses in data collection and evaluation, identification of recommendations for practice change, and ongoing monitoring has provided the experience and support for nurses to participate in QI as one method of professional development. Experience and success in completing a unit-based project assists with the decision of selecting among clinical practice, management, research, or performance improvement choices available for role development within our organization. On our surgical urology and orthopedic unit, each nurse is responsible for completing and submitting in the Plan-Do-Check-Act written format one QI project per year, and presenting it at a unit staff meeting. Last year, each of the 26 nurses on this unit completed a project. Each identified an area for improvement within the department, discussed the importance of the area selected, and collected data to determine how nursing staff were performing in that area. Assessment of the data provided information for the nurse to determine thresholds for compliance, make recommendations for desired change, and define a process to monitor that performance improvement was achieved and maintained. Completing the projects increased nurse knowledge of the performance improvement process and their ability to apply standard performance improvement strategies within our organization. All projects were displayed in the department to share information and recognize the work and creativity of individual nurses. Several project strategies were successfully implemented and provided the opportunity to submit abstracts for poster presentations to ONS. Our poster will display several of these projects, including ones on patient education, restraints, patient satisfaction, and pain management. Professional development includes increasing self-awareness and confidence that nurses are valuable resources for QI ideas to improve patient care and outcomes within an organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:28Z-
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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