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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182836
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Design: Nursing Partners to Create New Clinical Units
Author(s):
King, Stacey; Stetler, Tammy-Jo
Author Details:
Stacey King, MSN, RN, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, email: slking@lancastergeneral.org; Tammy-Jo Stetler, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: By the year 2015, it is estimated healthcare will spend $200 billion on construction (Stichler, 2007). The design and construction of clinical units effects patient outcomes, the work life of the care providers, and organizational performance (Stichler). Combining these concepts together, an acute care organization forged partnerships with nursing and a variety of departments to incorporate evidence-based design and staff input in designing four new clinical units. The goal of the department of nursing was to build a healing environment for patients, improve patient outcomes and enhance safety, encourage family centered care, ensure an ergonomic safe unit, increase nurse satisfaction and work in a unit that "just made plain sense" for all who entered in. This journey started with the selection of an architectural firm that incorporates evidence-based design and would be willing to work and listen to nursing staff on recommendations for new units. Four new clinical areas were designed and opened between 2005 and 2006. The director of nursing, nurse manager and nursing staff worked with many other departments-pulmonary, therapy, dietary, pharmacy, physicians, and laboratory in designing each unit to enhance teamwork and effectiveness of each team member. Nursing staff also participated in the selection of the equipment used for the new areas, as well as location for all items used on the unit. As a result of these new areas, these clinical units experienced a decline in staff injury, an increase in Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction scores and decrease in vacancy rates. Reference: Stichler, J. F. (2007). Using evidence-based design to improve outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37 (1) 1-4.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Design: Nursing Partners to Create New Clinical Unitsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKing, Staceyen_US
dc.contributor.authorStetler, Tammy-Joen_US
dc.author.detailsStacey King, MSN, RN, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, email: slking@lancastergeneral.org; Tammy-Jo Stetler, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182836-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: By the year 2015, it is estimated healthcare will spend $200 billion on construction (Stichler, 2007). The design and construction of clinical units effects patient outcomes, the work life of the care providers, and organizational performance (Stichler). Combining these concepts together, an acute care organization forged partnerships with nursing and a variety of departments to incorporate evidence-based design and staff input in designing four new clinical units. The goal of the department of nursing was to build a healing environment for patients, improve patient outcomes and enhance safety, encourage family centered care, ensure an ergonomic safe unit, increase nurse satisfaction and work in a unit that "just made plain sense" for all who entered in. This journey started with the selection of an architectural firm that incorporates evidence-based design and would be willing to work and listen to nursing staff on recommendations for new units. Four new clinical areas were designed and opened between 2005 and 2006. The director of nursing, nurse manager and nursing staff worked with many other departments-pulmonary, therapy, dietary, pharmacy, physicians, and laboratory in designing each unit to enhance teamwork and effectiveness of each team member. Nursing staff also participated in the selection of the equipment used for the new areas, as well as location for all items used on the unit. As a result of these new areas, these clinical units experienced a decline in staff injury, an increase in Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction scores and decrease in vacancy rates. Reference: Stichler, J. F. (2007). Using evidence-based design to improve outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37 (1) 1-4.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:42:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:42:16Z-
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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