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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182443
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Portal: Interactive Website for Connecting All Nurses
Author(s):
Conn, Tina
Author Details:
Tina Conn, BSN, RN, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: tina.conn@va.gov
Abstract:
In large healthcare systems it may be hard to see the face of the individual staff nurse, and in turn, hard for the nurse to see the value of their contributions. This nursing department built a versatile intranet website to link nurses into one professional practice community. Historically we employed a website that displayed practice documents, announcements, and committee minutes, but utilization was low. We designed an updated venue to: a) link directly with all nursing levels; b) produce tools and communication links; c) build Unity in Community, a strategy to expand our Unit Based Councils; and d) bring resources to nurses to improve patient outcomes and safety. Replication of innovation is a common practice at our medical center; "Flo's" (Florence Nightingale) List, like Craig's list, makes it easy to view practice innovations across the medical center. Implementation steps included: a) identified gaps in infrastructure and communication; b) created of design and structure to serve multiple departments and decision making bodies; and c) piloted unit web pages with input from staff and unit councils. Using Active Server Pages, a Microsoft technology running inside Information Internet Services IIS that minimizes network traffic, we are able to customize each page while distributing content to all sites simultaneously. Our site conforms to the Rehabilitation Act of 1986, Section 508 for accessibility of electronic data to the disabled. Building the website set in motion a snowball effect of networking within our facility. The infinite capabilities of this system are limited only by our imaginations.
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Portal: Interactive Website for Connecting All Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConn, Tinaen_US
dc.author.detailsTina Conn, BSN, RN, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: tina.conn@va.goven_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182443-
dc.description.abstractIn large healthcare systems it may be hard to see the face of the individual staff nurse, and in turn, hard for the nurse to see the value of their contributions. This nursing department built a versatile intranet website to link nurses into one professional practice community. Historically we employed a website that displayed practice documents, announcements, and committee minutes, but utilization was low. We designed an updated venue to: a) link directly with all nursing levels; b) produce tools and communication links; c) build Unity in Community, a strategy to expand our Unit Based Councils; and d) bring resources to nurses to improve patient outcomes and safety. Replication of innovation is a common practice at our medical center; "Flo's" (Florence Nightingale) List, like Craig's list, makes it easy to view practice innovations across the medical center. Implementation steps included: a) identified gaps in infrastructure and communication; b) created of design and structure to serve multiple departments and decision making bodies; and c) piloted unit web pages with input from staff and unit councils. Using Active Server Pages, a Microsoft technology running inside Information Internet Services IIS that minimizes network traffic, we are able to customize each page while distributing content to all sites simultaneously. Our site conforms to the Rehabilitation Act of 1986, Section 508 for accessibility of electronic data to the disabled. Building the website set in motion a snowball effect of networking within our facility. The infinite capabilities of this system are limited only by our imaginations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:24:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:24:27Z-
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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