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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182901
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Forces in Action: Hardwiring the Forces of Magnetism into Practice
Author(s):
Duchene, Pam; Roe, Donna
Author Details:
Pam Duchene, DNSc, ARNP, CNAA, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: pduchene@sjh-nh.org; Donna Roe, MSN, RN, CEN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Just as magnetism is a major force of nature, the ANCC Forces of Magnetism provide directional pull for nurses. While the Forces of Magnetism are evidence based, comprehension of them requires education. In looking for the magnetic field of the surrounding earth, one uses a compass. The Forces of Magnetism can provide a directional pull for nurses; however, they need to be hardwired into practice. In one small community hospital, educational success in teaching the Forces was demonstrated through two creative means. Role descriptions were modified to include illustrations of the forces in action. Through the shared governance system, nurses reviewed and approved all role descriptions. Since performance appraisal is based on the role description, all nursing performance appraisal tools have been revised to reflect the Forces of Magnetism. This provides an excellent system for making the Forces of Magnetism part of the daily nursing language and culture within the system. In another illustration of incorporating the Forces of Magnetism into practice, nurses from each clinical area adopted a force and present the force during shared governance meetings, unit meetings and nursing council. This has resulted in friendly competition between clinical areas for the most creative display of the force. Through such creative methods, there is a common understanding of the Forces of Magnetism, to the extent that nurses now incorporate the language in daily practice. Of greater significance, however, the Forces of Magnetism are evident in the nursing culture and do result in the design of a system that promotes exceptional nursing practice while retaining incredible nurses. References: Drendard, K. (2005). Sustaining Magnet: Keeping the forces alive. Nursing Administration Quarterly. 29(3), 214-222. Shirey, M. (2005). Celebrating certification in nursing: Forces of magnetism in action. Nursing Administration Quarterly. 29(3), 245-253.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleForces in Action: Hardwiring the Forces of Magnetism into Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuchene, Pamen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoe, Donnaen_US
dc.author.detailsPam Duchene, DNSc, ARNP, CNAA, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: pduchene@sjh-nh.org; Donna Roe, MSN, RN, CENen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182901-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Just as magnetism is a major force of nature, the ANCC Forces of Magnetism provide directional pull for nurses. While the Forces of Magnetism are evidence based, comprehension of them requires education. In looking for the magnetic field of the surrounding earth, one uses a compass. The Forces of Magnetism can provide a directional pull for nurses; however, they need to be hardwired into practice. In one small community hospital, educational success in teaching the Forces was demonstrated through two creative means. Role descriptions were modified to include illustrations of the forces in action. Through the shared governance system, nurses reviewed and approved all role descriptions. Since performance appraisal is based on the role description, all nursing performance appraisal tools have been revised to reflect the Forces of Magnetism. This provides an excellent system for making the Forces of Magnetism part of the daily nursing language and culture within the system. In another illustration of incorporating the Forces of Magnetism into practice, nurses from each clinical area adopted a force and present the force during shared governance meetings, unit meetings and nursing council. This has resulted in friendly competition between clinical areas for the most creative display of the force. Through such creative methods, there is a common understanding of the Forces of Magnetism, to the extent that nurses now incorporate the language in daily practice. Of greater significance, however, the Forces of Magnetism are evident in the nursing culture and do result in the design of a system that promotes exceptional nursing practice while retaining incredible nurses. References: Drendard, K. (2005). Sustaining Magnet: Keeping the forces alive. Nursing Administration Quarterly. 29(3), 214-222. Shirey, M. (2005). Celebrating certification in nursing: Forces of magnetism in action. Nursing Administration Quarterly. 29(3), 245-253.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:45:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:45:09Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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