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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182452
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Innovative Leadership Improves Continuity of Care Across Ambulatory Settings
Author(s):
Dahl, Sandra
Author Details:
Sandra Dahl, BSN, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: perryhallnurse@verizon.net
Abstract:
Compliance with ever-changing Joint Commission (JC) Standards of Care is challenging for the most experienced of inpatient settings. Translating and adapting hospital standards to hospital-owned outpatient settings e.g. physician practices, outpatient rehab and ambulatory oncology centers can be inconsistent, frustrating and challenging. Assuring continuity of care across all settings is a worthy endeavor! This community hospital has built upon shared governance infrastructure to develop a representative, interdisciplinary council that supports nurses and other professionals in 28 sites by providing oversight, guidance and support while focusing on quality, safety and service performance in ambulatory areas. Approximately two years ago a nurse-driven initiative responding to a JC Requirement for Improvement around pain assessment/reassessment revealed the need to adapt standards of documentation and measurement differently in ambulatory settings. A multi-specialty taskforce addressing this issue quickly identified that working together on a mandated project eliminated duplicate efforts while capitalizing on others' strengths. It also provided connectedness between often isolated sites. When another need for collaboration arose just weeks later, the group developed a proposed charter to form a unique interdisciplinary council within nursing shared governance. Since formation of the Ambulatory Council, specific and remarkable goals have been accomplished, including developing/implementing a standardized Chart Audit Process/Tool across 75% of outpatient sites; developing an on-line reference of 18 standardized ambulatory practice policies; initiating an ambulatory-specific clinical orientation for staff; establishing ambulatory-specific tracer methodology and practices. But perhaps the most significant achievement has been creating ownership, accountability and resources to address unique ambulatory issues previously overlooked. Reference: Laughlin C. (2006). Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing (2nd ed.). Pitman, NJ.: Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
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.titleInnovative Leadership Improves Continuity of Care Across Ambulatory Settingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDahl, Sandraen_US
dc.author.detailsSandra Dahl, BSN, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: perryhallnurse@verizon.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182452-
dc.description.abstractCompliance with ever-changing Joint Commission (JC) Standards of Care is challenging for the most experienced of inpatient settings. Translating and adapting hospital standards to hospital-owned outpatient settings e.g. physician practices, outpatient rehab and ambulatory oncology centers can be inconsistent, frustrating and challenging. Assuring continuity of care across all settings is a worthy endeavor! This community hospital has built upon shared governance infrastructure to develop a representative, interdisciplinary council that supports nurses and other professionals in 28 sites by providing oversight, guidance and support while focusing on quality, safety and service performance in ambulatory areas. Approximately two years ago a nurse-driven initiative responding to a JC Requirement for Improvement around pain assessment/reassessment revealed the need to adapt standards of documentation and measurement differently in ambulatory settings. A multi-specialty taskforce addressing this issue quickly identified that working together on a mandated project eliminated duplicate efforts while capitalizing on others' strengths. It also provided connectedness between often isolated sites. When another need for collaboration arose just weeks later, the group developed a proposed charter to form a unique interdisciplinary council within nursing shared governance. Since formation of the Ambulatory Council, specific and remarkable goals have been accomplished, including developing/implementing a standardized Chart Audit Process/Tool across 75% of outpatient sites; developing an on-line reference of 18 standardized ambulatory practice policies; initiating an ambulatory-specific clinical orientation for staff; establishing ambulatory-specific tracer methodology and practices. But perhaps the most significant achievement has been creating ownership, accountability and resources to address unique ambulatory issues previously overlooked. Reference: Laughlin C. (2006). Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing (2nd ed.). Pitman, NJ.: Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:24:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:24:52Z-
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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