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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182221
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Let's Get Legislative: Staff Nurses Speak Out
Author(s):
Ludwig-Beymer, Patti
Author Details:
Patti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: pludwig-beymer@edward.org
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Staff nurses are in an ideal position to educate legislators about nursing and health care. They are knowledge experts on the care they provide, and are passionate about quality health care. Yet many have forgotten what they learned in high school civics and are intimidated when meeting with elected official. This presentation focuses on how to engage staff nurses in learning about and dialoguing on legislative issues. At a community hospital located in the Midwest, a Nursing Staffing Committee was created as part of the Shared Leadership structure. The Committee reports to the Practice Council and was designed to obtain input on unit staffing patterns. Co-chaired by the Chief Nursing Office and the Professional Practice Council Chair, the Committees function has broadened to include legislative issues. First, Committee members took time to learn about important health care issues, including access, shortages, finances, and quality. Next, members crafted key messages they felt needed to be shared with legislators. Finally, the Committee invited several state representatives to visit the hospital and discuss nursing and health care issues and potential resolutions. Three legislators have visited, the committee members work closely with the hospitals director of public relations, and additional staff education has been provided.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLet's Get Legislative: Staff Nurses Speak Outen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLudwig-Beymer, Pattien_US
dc.author.detailsPatti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: pludwig-beymer@edward.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182221-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Staff nurses are in an ideal position to educate legislators about nursing and health care. They are knowledge experts on the care they provide, and are passionate about quality health care. Yet many have forgotten what they learned in high school civics and are intimidated when meeting with elected official. This presentation focuses on how to engage staff nurses in learning about and dialoguing on legislative issues. At a community hospital located in the Midwest, a Nursing Staffing Committee was created as part of the Shared Leadership structure. The Committee reports to the Practice Council and was designed to obtain input on unit staffing patterns. Co-chaired by the Chief Nursing Office and the Professional Practice Council Chair, the Committees function has broadened to include legislative issues. First, Committee members took time to learn about important health care issues, including access, shortages, finances, and quality. Next, members crafted key messages they felt needed to be shared with legislators. Finally, the Committee invited several state representatives to visit the hospital and discuss nursing and health care issues and potential resolutions. Three legislators have visited, the committee members work closely with the hospitals director of public relations, and additional staff education has been provided.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:14:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:14:31Z-
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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