2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182374
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing an Innovation Unit and Evaluating Outcomes
Author(s):
Adams, Kristine
Author Details:
Kristine Adams, RN, BSN, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: kristine.adams@fairviewhospital.org
Abstract:
The Innovation Unit is a medical-surgical unit used to trial, evaluate, and develop best practices in technology, nursing, interdisciplinary care, and medicine. Putting patients first by using the latest healthcare innovations is the focus of this unit. An idea is first brought as a proposal to the Innovation Units interdisciplinary team. There the team decides if this is an idea that would be a benefit to patients, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, ultimately making a best practice. This best practice must be sustainable, and transferable throughout the hospital, eventually being adopted in the healthcare system. A best practice can be a new piece of technology trialed by patients and nurses, a new program, teaching tool, or a medical technique, using evidenced based information to advance the profession of healthcare. The staff on this unit is specifically chosen to be innovators and must be willing to try new things and tolerate a fast-paced environment. The Innovation Units ability to foster an environment of change has satisfied an interest in many nurses who like to be on the cutting edge. Outcome data is carefully monitored to see how well innovations are being received by the patients, physicians, and staff. Examples of the innovations trialed on the Innovation Unit include a patient activity cart, blanket warmer, digital screens for patient, family, and staff education, a unit-based pharmacist, and some unique strategies that have proven to increase HCAHPS scores. This unit has been a great success and has improved efficiency in our organization.
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:
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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping an Innovation Unit and Evaluating Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Kristineen_US
dc.author.detailsKristine Adams, RN, BSN, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: kristine.adams@fairviewhospital.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182374-
dc.description.abstractThe Innovation Unit is a medical-surgical unit used to trial, evaluate, and develop best practices in technology, nursing, interdisciplinary care, and medicine. Putting patients first by using the latest healthcare innovations is the focus of this unit. An idea is first brought as a proposal to the Innovation Units interdisciplinary team. There the team decides if this is an idea that would be a benefit to patients, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, ultimately making a best practice. This best practice must be sustainable, and transferable throughout the hospital, eventually being adopted in the healthcare system. A best practice can be a new piece of technology trialed by patients and nurses, a new program, teaching tool, or a medical technique, using evidenced based information to advance the profession of healthcare. The staff on this unit is specifically chosen to be innovators and must be willing to try new things and tolerate a fast-paced environment. The Innovation Units ability to foster an environment of change has satisfied an interest in many nurses who like to be on the cutting edge. Outcome data is carefully monitored to see how well innovations are being received by the patients, physicians, and staff. Examples of the innovations trialed on the Innovation Unit include a patient activity cart, blanket warmer, digital screens for patient, family, and staff education, a unit-based pharmacist, and some unique strategies that have proven to increase HCAHPS scores. This unit has been a great success and has improved efficiency in our organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:21:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:21:28Z-
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.-
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.