Get Connected: Using Intranet Technology to Engage Direct Care Nurses in a Professional Practice Committee

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182372
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Get Connected: Using Intranet Technology to Engage Direct Care Nurses in a Professional Practice Committee
Author(s):
Adam, Julie
Author Details:
Julie Adam, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, email: julie-adam@uiowa.edu
Abstract:
Direct care, staff nurse involvement in shared governance committees is a hallmark of Magnet Hospitals, however, it is difficult at times to get these nurses freed from the bedside to consistently attend meetings. A departmental Professional Nursing Practice committee solved this dilemma by harnassing the technology of the intranet to increase their participation. Through an intranet website, the committee posted agendas, minutes, updates and all standards of practice (SOP) currently up for committee review. Staff nurse committee members were then able to focus on attending meetings when SOPs they had a stake in were under discussion. In addition, the website afforded a method of instant "polling" so the committee chairs could get direct care nurse opinions on practice issues prior to the meeting incase the nurses were unable to attend. With these successes, the intranet site has now been expanded with an "issues blog", and an "ask the expert blog" answered by staff nurse members of the committee. In addition there are direct links to professional society practice guidelines sites, current best practice examples, and a practice Q&A on various subjects written by staff nurses. The results of the new high tech look of this committee has increased staff nurse engagment in practice decision making. To demonstrate how this committee has impacted staff nurses, an actual staff nurse committee member will showcase her involvment in the committee and how the intranet connection has enabled her to be more active in nursing practices.
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.titleGet Connected: Using Intranet Technology to Engage Direct Care Nurses in a Professional Practice Committeeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdam, Julieen_US
dc.author.detailsJulie Adam, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, email: julie-adam@uiowa.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182372-
dc.description.abstractDirect care, staff nurse involvement in shared governance committees is a hallmark of Magnet Hospitals, however, it is difficult at times to get these nurses freed from the bedside to consistently attend meetings. A departmental Professional Nursing Practice committee solved this dilemma by harnassing the technology of the intranet to increase their participation. Through an intranet website, the committee posted agendas, minutes, updates and all standards of practice (SOP) currently up for committee review. Staff nurse committee members were then able to focus on attending meetings when SOPs they had a stake in were under discussion. In addition, the website afforded a method of instant "polling" so the committee chairs could get direct care nurse opinions on practice issues prior to the meeting incase the nurses were unable to attend. With these successes, the intranet site has now been expanded with an "issues blog", and an "ask the expert blog" answered by staff nurse members of the committee. In addition there are direct links to professional society practice guidelines sites, current best practice examples, and a practice Q&A on various subjects written by staff nurses. The results of the new high tech look of this committee has increased staff nurse engagment in practice decision making. To demonstrate how this committee has impacted staff nurses, an actual staff nurse committee member will showcase her involvment in the committee and how the intranet connection has enabled her to be more active in nursing practices.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:21:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:21:23Z-
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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