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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182300
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tapping the Hidden Wisdom Through a CNA Council
Author(s):
Nelson, Sharon
Author Details:
Sharon Nelson, PhD, RN, Medcenter One, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, email: snelson@mohs.org
Abstract:
The CNA (certified nurse assistants) Council was initiated under the umbrella of the shared governance model. A group of concerned nurses felt that CNAs, whose roles and responsibilities placed them nearest to the patients and families, were not receiving essential information needed for patient care, did not have a formal place to bring concerns, and in essence their voices were not being heard. The CNA Council was formed and encompasses CNAs from all spectrums of the organization. Vital components needed to sustain a CNA Council include: ongoing support from the CNO, nurse managers, nursing staff and interdisciplinary health care team members; active participation in goal setting to create a shared purpose and vision; opportunities and tools to engage CNAs to share concerns and ideas; easy access to Council minutes and offering a variety of educational opportunities to advance their knowledge. CNAs have been key in living the mission and vision of the organization by promoting a healthy, healing culture, meeting patient safety goals, working together to overcome complex challenges and spending time with patients assuring that their needs are met with respect and dignity. The CNA council provides a network mechanism to bring essential information to the CNAs. It captures the core essence and values of CNAs, gathering collective wisdom within the group, and strengthening partnerships across the organization. The council continues to evolve with CNAs sitting on interdisciplinary shared work teams, standardizing CNA orientation, and providing insight and greater understanding into their diverse roles and responsibilities. References: Pfefferle, S., & Weinberg, D. (2008). Certified Nurse Assistants Making Meaning of Direct Care. Qualitative Health Research, 18 (7), 952-961.; Snow, M., & White, G. (2007). What Do CNAs Want? A Survey. Long Term Care Management, 56 (3), 81.
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.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTapping the Hidden Wisdom Through a CNA Councilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Sharonen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Nelson, PhD, RN, Medcenter One, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, email: snelson@mohs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182300-
dc.description.abstractThe CNA (certified nurse assistants) Council was initiated under the umbrella of the shared governance model. A group of concerned nurses felt that CNAs, whose roles and responsibilities placed them nearest to the patients and families, were not receiving essential information needed for patient care, did not have a formal place to bring concerns, and in essence their voices were not being heard. The CNA Council was formed and encompasses CNAs from all spectrums of the organization. Vital components needed to sustain a CNA Council include: ongoing support from the CNO, nurse managers, nursing staff and interdisciplinary health care team members; active participation in goal setting to create a shared purpose and vision; opportunities and tools to engage CNAs to share concerns and ideas; easy access to Council minutes and offering a variety of educational opportunities to advance their knowledge. CNAs have been key in living the mission and vision of the organization by promoting a healthy, healing culture, meeting patient safety goals, working together to overcome complex challenges and spending time with patients assuring that their needs are met with respect and dignity. The CNA council provides a network mechanism to bring essential information to the CNAs. It captures the core essence and values of CNAs, gathering collective wisdom within the group, and strengthening partnerships across the organization. The council continues to evolve with CNAs sitting on interdisciplinary shared work teams, standardizing CNA orientation, and providing insight and greater understanding into their diverse roles and responsibilities. References: Pfefferle, S., & Weinberg, D. (2008). Certified Nurse Assistants Making Meaning of Direct Care. Qualitative Health Research, 18 (7), 952-961.; Snow, M., & White, G. (2007). What Do CNAs Want? A Survey. Long Term Care Management, 56 (3), 81.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:18:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:18:08Z-
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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