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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182057
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Traffic Control: Nursing Practice Calendar
Author(s):
Rus, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Rus, MSN, RN, Manager Education Services, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, email: rusl@bronsonhg.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Purpose: Development of the Nursing Practice Calendar (NPC) for prioritization, coordination, communication, and education of hospital-wide initiatives impacting nursing practice. Background: New and updated best practices, regulatory standards, equipment, and technology all competed to create an information traffic jam. In addition, a lack of coordination existed between various nursing and allied health initiatives involving practice changes. Multiple practice changes occurring simultaneously presented difficulty for nurses to absorb and retain information. Nurses voiced frustration with current process. Implementation: A multidisciplinary group (nursing, education services, allied health professionals, and IT) was established to review requests and determine rollout dates. An electronic calendar format was identified as a tool to coordinate and present information. A traffic light concept with color-coded entries was adopted for easy reference. Practice changes are highlighted in red, updates in policies and procedures in yellow, and inservices are noted in green. An electronic Nursing Practice Calendar Request Form was developed and made accessible via the organizations intranet. A communication plan was then developed and implemented. Process: All practice changes impacting nursing are managed and prioritized by the NPC group and are reported up through the Divisional Nursing Shared Governance Council and the Nursing Executive Council. Each entry on the online calendar has a link to supporting documentation. Examples include handouts, videos, process maps, flyers, and links to procedure manuals. Nurses' preview/review updates and changes impacting their practice from the organizations intranet. Impact: Development of the Nursing Practice Calendar supports and sustains a Magnet culture though collaboration and process improvement.
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTraffic Control: Nursing Practice Calendaren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRus, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Rus, MSN, RN, Manager Education Services, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, email: rusl@bronsonhg.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182057-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Purpose: Development of the Nursing Practice Calendar (NPC) for prioritization, coordination, communication, and education of hospital-wide initiatives impacting nursing practice. Background: New and updated best practices, regulatory standards, equipment, and technology all competed to create an information traffic jam. In addition, a lack of coordination existed between various nursing and allied health initiatives involving practice changes. Multiple practice changes occurring simultaneously presented difficulty for nurses to absorb and retain information. Nurses voiced frustration with current process. Implementation: A multidisciplinary group (nursing, education services, allied health professionals, and IT) was established to review requests and determine rollout dates. An electronic calendar format was identified as a tool to coordinate and present information. A traffic light concept with color-coded entries was adopted for easy reference. Practice changes are highlighted in red, updates in policies and procedures in yellow, and inservices are noted in green. An electronic Nursing Practice Calendar Request Form was developed and made accessible via the organizations intranet. A communication plan was then developed and implemented. Process: All practice changes impacting nursing are managed and prioritized by the NPC group and are reported up through the Divisional Nursing Shared Governance Council and the Nursing Executive Council. Each entry on the online calendar has a link to supporting documentation. Examples include handouts, videos, process maps, flyers, and links to procedure manuals. Nurses' preview/review updates and changes impacting their practice from the organizations intranet. Impact: Development of the Nursing Practice Calendar supports and sustains a Magnet culture though collaboration and process improvement.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:11Z-
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.-
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