Facilitating Innovative Nursing Practices, Improved Outcomes, and Cost Savings with Clinical Nurse Leaders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182276
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Facilitating Innovative Nursing Practices, Improved Outcomes, and Cost Savings with Clinical Nurse Leaders
Author(s):
Manchester, Nicole
Author Details:
Nicole Manchester, RN, MS, CCRN CNL, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA, email: Manchn@mmc.org
Abstract:
Todays health care system has become complex and mired in the science and technology of many specialized disciplines. Nationally, hospitals are faced with increased costs and reduced revenue which has forced cuts to meet financial needs. Care can be task-oriented, fragmented and lacking continuity. It may not adequately reflect the needs, values and concerns of the patient. By questioning fundamental assumptions, engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration and problem solving with creativity, the CNLs have been given the opportunity to redefine their roles as nurses in a healthcare system that is in crisis. They have mastered many aspects of the role such as: systems analyst, risk anticipator, educator, and team manager. Quantifiable outcomes have been achieved through their initiatives with the adult tracheostomy population, ventilator acquired pneumonia, pressure ulcers, and vaccination rates among our patients. They have extended care to the community with follow-up phone calls post-discharge, visits with patients to their primary care physicians, and educational offerings at elder care facilities. As primary and co-investigators in hospital wide research, they have made innovative changes in practice which have improved patient outcomes. They have been able to realize significant cost savings while improving outcomes and also while following the most complicated patients. They have successfully changed the focus from discipline-centered to patient centered care. In doing so, they have modeled a role to which all nurses can aspire. Nurses in this role can affect changes that dramatically impact the future of nursing and of healthcare delivery.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFacilitating Innovative Nursing Practices, Improved Outcomes, and Cost Savings with Clinical Nurse Leadersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorManchester, Nicoleen_US
dc.author.detailsNicole Manchester, RN, MS, CCRN CNL, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA, email: Manchn@mmc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182276-
dc.description.abstractTodays health care system has become complex and mired in the science and technology of many specialized disciplines. Nationally, hospitals are faced with increased costs and reduced revenue which has forced cuts to meet financial needs. Care can be task-oriented, fragmented and lacking continuity. It may not adequately reflect the needs, values and concerns of the patient. By questioning fundamental assumptions, engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration and problem solving with creativity, the CNLs have been given the opportunity to redefine their roles as nurses in a healthcare system that is in crisis. They have mastered many aspects of the role such as: systems analyst, risk anticipator, educator, and team manager. Quantifiable outcomes have been achieved through their initiatives with the adult tracheostomy population, ventilator acquired pneumonia, pressure ulcers, and vaccination rates among our patients. They have extended care to the community with follow-up phone calls post-discharge, visits with patients to their primary care physicians, and educational offerings at elder care facilities. As primary and co-investigators in hospital wide research, they have made innovative changes in practice which have improved patient outcomes. They have been able to realize significant cost savings while improving outcomes and also while following the most complicated patients. They have successfully changed the focus from discipline-centered to patient centered care. In doing so, they have modeled a role to which all nurses can aspire. Nurses in this role can affect changes that dramatically impact the future of nursing and of healthcare delivery.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:17:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:17:03Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, 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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