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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182610
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing the Synergy Model to Strengthen Nurse-Patient Assignments
Author(s):
Treon, Michelle; Holcomb, Rachel; Blair-Carter, Pamela
Author Details:
Michelle Treon, MSN, RN, OCN, Clarian Health, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: mtreon@clarian.org; Rachel Holcomb, BSN, RN; Pamela Blair-Carter, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation will describe the theoretical Synergy Model coming to life as a dynamic model for daily staffing in an academic referral center. Examples will be presented on how one nursing unit utilized the model to successfully create daily staffing assignments among a diverse patient population mix. ABSTRACT: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care is a critical component to daily nursing practice. The model serves as a guideline to correctly align the patient/family needs with the skill set or specific competencies of the nurse. Through correct alignment in daily staffing, patients are progressed along the wellness-illness continuum to reach optimal outcomes, which may be a return to health or arriving at a peaceful death. This presentation will describe the theoretical Synergy Model coming to life as a dynamic model for daily staffing in an academic referral center. The surgical-oncology unit is an ideal example where the Synergy Model is a requirement for successful daily staffing. This14-bed unit has a fluid patient population as it flexes to meet the overarching needs of the hospital. Unlike most units that have a dedicated patient population, this one is unique in providing care to three primary populations. These demographics include: post-operative surgical-oncology patients; bone marrow transplant patients; and patients requiring care for palliative goals or end-of-life. For the presentation, each population's characteristics will be broadly defined according to the Synergy Model, and matching nurse competencies will be detailed. At the start of each shift, the three patient populations are broadly conceptualized by the charge nurse into their unique set of characteristics when general plans for nurse-patient assignment take shape. During nursing report, the assignment plan is refined to match individual patient/family characteristics to each nurses' competencies. This process of refinement is flexible throughout the day as patients' stability change; as new admissions or discharges occur and modify unit census; and as available nursing staff adjust to meet these changes. Refinement to the assignment plans occur as frequently as every four hours. The second portion of the presentation will entail: 1) the charge nurses' description and account of this dynamic assignment process; 2) an example typical unit assignment will be shared; 3) some common challenges that arise; and 4) tips for success. In conclusion, the Synergy Model is beneficial to complex units to ensure successful nurse-patient assignment and meet daily staffing requirements. Utilizing unit census alone to designate resources underscores the complexity and acuity in these multi-population units. The Synergy Model does serve as a foundation to facilitate optimal patient/family outcomes. REFERENCES: AACN. The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. Retrieved January 11, 2008, from http://web.aacn.org/desktopmodules/certifications/pages/certifications/general/synmodel.aspx
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilizing the Synergy Model to Strengthen Nurse-Patient Assignmentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTreon, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolcomb, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlair-Carter, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Treon, MSN, RN, OCN, Clarian Health, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: mtreon@clarian.org; Rachel Holcomb, BSN, RN; Pamela Blair-Carter, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182610-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation will describe the theoretical Synergy Model coming to life as a dynamic model for daily staffing in an academic referral center. Examples will be presented on how one nursing unit utilized the model to successfully create daily staffing assignments among a diverse patient population mix. ABSTRACT: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care is a critical component to daily nursing practice. The model serves as a guideline to correctly align the patient/family needs with the skill set or specific competencies of the nurse. Through correct alignment in daily staffing, patients are progressed along the wellness-illness continuum to reach optimal outcomes, which may be a return to health or arriving at a peaceful death. This presentation will describe the theoretical Synergy Model coming to life as a dynamic model for daily staffing in an academic referral center. The surgical-oncology unit is an ideal example where the Synergy Model is a requirement for successful daily staffing. This14-bed unit has a fluid patient population as it flexes to meet the overarching needs of the hospital. Unlike most units that have a dedicated patient population, this one is unique in providing care to three primary populations. These demographics include: post-operative surgical-oncology patients; bone marrow transplant patients; and patients requiring care for palliative goals or end-of-life. For the presentation, each population's characteristics will be broadly defined according to the Synergy Model, and matching nurse competencies will be detailed. At the start of each shift, the three patient populations are broadly conceptualized by the charge nurse into their unique set of characteristics when general plans for nurse-patient assignment take shape. During nursing report, the assignment plan is refined to match individual patient/family characteristics to each nurses' competencies. This process of refinement is flexible throughout the day as patients' stability change; as new admissions or discharges occur and modify unit census; and as available nursing staff adjust to meet these changes. Refinement to the assignment plans occur as frequently as every four hours. The second portion of the presentation will entail: 1) the charge nurses' description and account of this dynamic assignment process; 2) an example typical unit assignment will be shared; 3) some common challenges that arise; and 4) tips for success. In conclusion, the Synergy Model is beneficial to complex units to ensure successful nurse-patient assignment and meet daily staffing requirements. Utilizing unit census alone to designate resources underscores the complexity and acuity in these multi-population units. The Synergy Model does serve as a foundation to facilitate optimal patient/family outcomes. REFERENCES: AACN. The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. Retrieved January 11, 2008, from http://web.aacn.org/desktopmodules/certifications/pages/certifications/general/synmodel.aspxen_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:31:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:31:56Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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