Hands Across the Sea: International Partnership Between The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI and Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182693
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Hands Across the Sea: International Partnership Between The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI and Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
Author(s):
Brier, Jessica; DaCosta, Christina; Baumhover, Lisa
Author Details:
Jessica Brier, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: jbrier@lifespan.org; Christina DaCosta; Lisa Baumhover, RN, MS, Iowa Health Des Moines
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: There are many opportunities for teaching and learning, but rarely does that opportunity include international exchange of ideas. Sharing information across international borders is a unique opportunity to learn new ways of looking at similar problems. In March 2006 a delegation of nurses and physicians from Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel visited The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI to exchange ideas and information about commonly shared medical and nursing challenges. This was the beginning of an ongoing exchange program that promoted a partnership between the two hospitals. Since then two groups from The Miriam Hospital have traveled to Israel and an additional group from HaEmek has come to the United States. Emek Medical Center is located 10 miles from the West Bank. This is an area that has seen much conflict over thousands of years. We knew that we could learn a lot from their disaster management planning and their emergency preparedness systems but despite their location they are a microcasm of co-existence within there own walls. We found we learn not only about disaster management but a great deal about cultural diversity and tolerance as well, both from the diverse staff perspective and a multicultural patient population view. In addition, we spent time understanding the Israeli health care system and how it impacts their care delivery model. By looking at our model of care with a new perspective we saw opportunities for change. The Miriam Hospital has been able to share our expertise as well. They spent time learning our five-level Emergency Severity Index triage system, TJC (for them Joint Commission International, JCI) accreditation, our geriatric-friendly protocols and CHF patient education program. These were only the beginnings of what has blossomed into an ongoing partnership between the two institutions. More recent topics have focused on best practices in infection control, multidisciplinary care models, and medical education...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHands Across the Sea: International Partnership Between The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI and Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrier, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDaCosta, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaumhover, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsJessica Brier, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: jbrier@lifespan.org; Christina DaCosta; Lisa Baumhover, RN, MS, Iowa Health Des Moinesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182693-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: There are many opportunities for teaching and learning, but rarely does that opportunity include international exchange of ideas. Sharing information across international borders is a unique opportunity to learn new ways of looking at similar problems. In March 2006 a delegation of nurses and physicians from Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel visited The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI to exchange ideas and information about commonly shared medical and nursing challenges. This was the beginning of an ongoing exchange program that promoted a partnership between the two hospitals. Since then two groups from The Miriam Hospital have traveled to Israel and an additional group from HaEmek has come to the United States. Emek Medical Center is located 10 miles from the West Bank. This is an area that has seen much conflict over thousands of years. We knew that we could learn a lot from their disaster management planning and their emergency preparedness systems but despite their location they are a microcasm of co-existence within there own walls. We found we learn not only about disaster management but a great deal about cultural diversity and tolerance as well, both from the diverse staff perspective and a multicultural patient population view. In addition, we spent time understanding the Israeli health care system and how it impacts their care delivery model. By looking at our model of care with a new perspective we saw opportunities for change. The Miriam Hospital has been able to share our expertise as well. They spent time learning our five-level Emergency Severity Index triage system, TJC (for them Joint Commission International, JCI) accreditation, our geriatric-friendly protocols and CHF patient education program. These were only the beginnings of what has blossomed into an ongoing partnership between the two institutions. More recent topics have focused on best practices in infection control, multidisciplinary care models, and medical education...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:35:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:35:47Z-
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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