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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182776
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Eliminating Communication Barriers on Night Shift
Author(s):
Clark, Catherine
Author Details:
Catherine Clark, RN, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey, USA, email: caclark@atlanticare.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: In an effort to meet the needs of the night shift staff, a "Night Shift Committee" was formed. Membership consists of night shift nurses with an open invitation to all interdisciplinary colleagues. It is more than a communication vehicle. It provides a forum where staff who work nights can participate in the same programs offered during the day. Examples include: employee wellness programs, education, project work, and a medium to bring committee work usually held during the day into the night shift. Meeting times and dates are flexible to accommodate unit staffing, work flow, and nurse assignments. If a nurse can not leave their unit the participants in the event will make every effort to become mobile and go to the nurse. This model also provides an environment for night shift staff to express ideas, suggestions or concerns. Bi-directional communication to administration is strongly supported and has had positive impacts in the areas of patient care delivery, work flow, and environmental issues. Through this model the night shift is able to schedule the same or similar events that are held during the day. Dayshift staff members are not required to attend night shift meetings. Communication between a dayshift and a night shift chair ensures that the appropriate information is relayed and feedback received. With the support of nursing leadership the "Night Shift Committee" has and continues to expand its efforts in bringing additional organizational committees and events to meet the needs of the staff.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEliminating Communication Barriers on Night Shiften_GB
dc.contributor.authorClark, Catherineen_US
dc.author.detailsCatherine Clark, RN, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey, USA, email: caclark@atlanticare.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182776-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: In an effort to meet the needs of the night shift staff, a "Night Shift Committee" was formed. Membership consists of night shift nurses with an open invitation to all interdisciplinary colleagues. It is more than a communication vehicle. It provides a forum where staff who work nights can participate in the same programs offered during the day. Examples include: employee wellness programs, education, project work, and a medium to bring committee work usually held during the day into the night shift. Meeting times and dates are flexible to accommodate unit staffing, work flow, and nurse assignments. If a nurse can not leave their unit the participants in the event will make every effort to become mobile and go to the nurse. This model also provides an environment for night shift staff to express ideas, suggestions or concerns. Bi-directional communication to administration is strongly supported and has had positive impacts in the areas of patient care delivery, work flow, and environmental issues. Through this model the night shift is able to schedule the same or similar events that are held during the day. Dayshift staff members are not required to attend night shift meetings. Communication between a dayshift and a night shift chair ensures that the appropriate information is relayed and feedback received. With the support of nursing leadership the "Night Shift Committee" has and continues to expand its efforts in bringing additional organizational committees and events to meet the needs of the staff.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:39:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:39:36Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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