Development of a Systematic Method to Identify New Patient Safety Improvements for Inpatient Nursing Units

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182453
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Systematic Method to Identify New Patient Safety Improvements for Inpatient Nursing Units
Author(s):
Danek, Gale
Author Details:
Gale Danek, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, email: danekg@shands.ufl.edu
Abstract:
PROBLEM: Patient Safety and Quality Plans based on results of indicators required by regulatory and other external agencies are necessary but may miss opportunities to make improvements before an event occurs or an improvement is mandated. A systematic method was needed to identify new patient safety opportunities involving those most likely to identify patient safety issues. PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to test methods of identifying new opportunities for improving patient safety. METHODS: IRB approval was obtained to study three inpatient units utilizing three methods: focus groups involving multiple disciplines, an online open question survey, and a review of comments from the patient satisfaction survey. RESULTS: Identified patient safety opportunities were grouped into themes. A selection grid ranked the themes based on specified criteria. The highest ranking theme was incorporated into the units patient safety and quality plan. The online surveys resulted in the most individual ideas and themes, while the focus groups produced more well-developed ideas. Patient satisfaction comments aligned with ideas generated from staff but did not contribute new themes. CONCLUSION: A combined approach of focus groups and online surveys can be successfully utilized and replicated in developing inpatient nursing units Patient Safety and Quality Plans. Next steps are to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the patient safety improvements selected through the study and to incorporate the system into interdisciplinary unit-based patient safety and quality teams.
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.titleDevelopment of a Systematic Method to Identify New Patient Safety Improvements for Inpatient Nursing Unitsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDanek, Galeen_US
dc.author.detailsGale Danek, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, email: danekg@shands.ufl.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182453-
dc.description.abstractPROBLEM: Patient Safety and Quality Plans based on results of indicators required by regulatory and other external agencies are necessary but may miss opportunities to make improvements before an event occurs or an improvement is mandated. A systematic method was needed to identify new patient safety opportunities involving those most likely to identify patient safety issues. PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to test methods of identifying new opportunities for improving patient safety. METHODS: IRB approval was obtained to study three inpatient units utilizing three methods: focus groups involving multiple disciplines, an online open question survey, and a review of comments from the patient satisfaction survey. RESULTS: Identified patient safety opportunities were grouped into themes. A selection grid ranked the themes based on specified criteria. The highest ranking theme was incorporated into the units patient safety and quality plan. The online surveys resulted in the most individual ideas and themes, while the focus groups produced more well-developed ideas. Patient satisfaction comments aligned with ideas generated from staff but did not contribute new themes. CONCLUSION: A combined approach of focus groups and online surveys can be successfully utilized and replicated in developing inpatient nursing units Patient Safety and Quality Plans. Next steps are to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the patient safety improvements selected through the study and to incorporate the system into interdisciplinary unit-based patient safety and quality teams.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:24:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:24:55Z-
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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