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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182729
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the Quality Resource Nurse in Improving Quality
Author(s):
Doty, Judith; Bauer, Teresa
Author Details:
Judith Doty, MSN, RN, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: judith.doty@uchospitals.edu; Teresa Bauer, ADN, RN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Improving patient outcomes is a top priority in today's health care arena. Leading quality improvement initiatives at the unit level has historically been the responsibility of the nurse manager. In 2005, the role of the Quality Resource Nurse (QRN) was created to increase direct care nurses involvement in improving quality. Nursing leadership has been instrumental in identifying and supporting interested nurses capable of serving as a QRN. QRNs meet monthly with the Managers of Nursing Quality and receive education related to quality improvement topics. The curriculum for QRN education includes: quality improvement methods, basic data analysis and interpretation, an overview of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators and related results, an introduction to the organization's Center for Quality and Patient Safety and Risk Management Departments, understanding unit level nursing dashboards, data dissemination and evidence-based practice. QRNs are allocated 16 hours per month away from patient care to participate in quality improvement activities. Release time may be used to attend the monthly Nursing Quality Council meeting, work on unit-based quality improvement projects, share quality data reports with nursing staff, and attend organization-wide quality improvement activities. Outcomes achieved since the inception of the QRN Program include: 1) education of more than 50 direct care nurses regarding concepts and processes related to quality improvement; 2) direct care nurses leading nursing quality improvement projects; 3) cross unit and institution (adult and pediatric hospitals) collaboration to share best practices and successful strategies; 4) direct care nurses working in multidisciplinary teams to carry out quality improvement projects; and 5) increased visibility of the nursing quality program throughout the organization. The QRN Program has become an important element to advancing nursing practice and improving patient outcomes at our organization...[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.titleThe Role of the Quality Resource Nurse in Improving Qualityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoty, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorBauer, Teresaen_US
dc.author.detailsJudith Doty, MSN, RN, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: judith.doty@uchospitals.edu; Teresa Bauer, ADN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182729-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Improving patient outcomes is a top priority in today's health care arena. Leading quality improvement initiatives at the unit level has historically been the responsibility of the nurse manager. In 2005, the role of the Quality Resource Nurse (QRN) was created to increase direct care nurses involvement in improving quality. Nursing leadership has been instrumental in identifying and supporting interested nurses capable of serving as a QRN. QRNs meet monthly with the Managers of Nursing Quality and receive education related to quality improvement topics. The curriculum for QRN education includes: quality improvement methods, basic data analysis and interpretation, an overview of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators and related results, an introduction to the organization's Center for Quality and Patient Safety and Risk Management Departments, understanding unit level nursing dashboards, data dissemination and evidence-based practice. QRNs are allocated 16 hours per month away from patient care to participate in quality improvement activities. Release time may be used to attend the monthly Nursing Quality Council meeting, work on unit-based quality improvement projects, share quality data reports with nursing staff, and attend organization-wide quality improvement activities. Outcomes achieved since the inception of the QRN Program include: 1) education of more than 50 direct care nurses regarding concepts and processes related to quality improvement; 2) direct care nurses leading nursing quality improvement projects; 3) cross unit and institution (adult and pediatric hospitals) collaboration to share best practices and successful strategies; 4) direct care nurses working in multidisciplinary teams to carry out quality improvement projects; and 5) increased visibility of the nursing quality program throughout the organization. The QRN Program has become an important element to advancing nursing practice and improving patient outcomes at our organization...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:37:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:37:32Z-
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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