2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182050
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Keeping Night Shift Out of the Dark
Author(s):
Robbins, Leslie
Author Details:
Leslie Robbins, MSN, RN, Magnet Program Manager, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA, email: lmrobbin@novanthealth.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: The Night Shift Council was developed as an adjunct to processes that were already in place to improve communication with night shift staff members. The primary functions of the council are to share information with night shift staff and obtain feedback, input, comments and concerns on issues which affect night shift. Process improvements are then initiated by the group to support the goals, issues and needs specific to this shift. Like all other councils, this council is chaired by a staff nurse however all disciplines are invited to participate in these meetings providing a multidisciplinary focus. Since the inception of our Night Shift Council, we have seen many positive outcomes. We have observed an increase in participation of our nursing staff as well as our ancillary partners. This alone has improved the communication and teamwork among all of our night shift staff and staff are more engaged in the shared governance structure. The group has been able to address specific patient care needs that occur on night shift such as dietary options for patients during off shifts, improved processes for stat labs and better patient transportation. The Night Shift Council has identified and assisted with specific staff needs. These include healthier meal options in our cafeteria, better communication with our night shift staff and alternative methods to meet their educational needs. Night Shift Council provides night shift staff with an opportunity to participate and give their input in our shared governance structure.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKeeping Night Shift Out of the Darken_GB
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Leslieen_US
dc.author.detailsLeslie Robbins, MSN, RN, Magnet Program Manager, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA, email: lmrobbin@novanthealth.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182050-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: The Night Shift Council was developed as an adjunct to processes that were already in place to improve communication with night shift staff members. The primary functions of the council are to share information with night shift staff and obtain feedback, input, comments and concerns on issues which affect night shift. Process improvements are then initiated by the group to support the goals, issues and needs specific to this shift. Like all other councils, this council is chaired by a staff nurse however all disciplines are invited to participate in these meetings providing a multidisciplinary focus. Since the inception of our Night Shift Council, we have seen many positive outcomes. We have observed an increase in participation of our nursing staff as well as our ancillary partners. This alone has improved the communication and teamwork among all of our night shift staff and staff are more engaged in the shared governance structure. The group has been able to address specific patient care needs that occur on night shift such as dietary options for patients during off shifts, improved processes for stat labs and better patient transportation. The Night Shift Council has identified and assisted with specific staff needs. These include healthier meal options in our cafeteria, better communication with our night shift staff and alternative methods to meet their educational needs. Night Shift Council provides night shift staff with an opportunity to participate and give their input in our shared governance structure.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:06:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:06:50Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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.-
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.