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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182950
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Making the Business Case Stick
Author(s):
Maghrak, Christine; Kolzow, Cindy
Author Details:
Christine Maghrak, RN, BAN, MN, APRN-BC, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA, email: maghrakc@stjosephs-marshfield.org; Cindy Kolzow, RN, BSN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: An Admission Team can be a tremendous resource in acute care to facilitate patient admissions. But what happens when the timing of the team doesn't match the volume of activity? What became apparent after the Practice Council interviewed Admission Team members was that schedules are a very emotional issue. For that reason, the Practice Council exercised their responsibility to look at the business case for the proposed schedule changes. Staff nurses had a hunch that the peaks of volume correlated to departmental activity such as admissions from the Emergency Department around shift change, and when the Clinic or Urgent Care are closing. They needed to validate their operational hunches, however. Data on all admissions was obtained from Management Engineering for a 3 month period for the medical-surgical units. The data spreadsheet was then graphed to show all the activity of admissions across the 24 hour day, and excluding planned admissions. Recommendations were made to modify the schedule in closer alignment with confirmed peaks of activity. A 90 day period of the new schedule was implemented, informal feedback was provided by staff nurses about the improved coverage, and admission data was captured over the same interval. The analysis confirmed improvements and suggested modifications to provide optimum coverage of admission activity. The Practice Council was confident using data to make recommendations about the staffing model of the Admission Team using the actual business case. Best of all, their colleagues agreed it was a sound change, and made recommendations of their own.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaking the Business Case Sticken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaghrak, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorKolzow, Cindyen_US
dc.author.detailsChristine Maghrak, RN, BAN, MN, APRN-BC, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA, email: maghrakc@stjosephs-marshfield.org; Cindy Kolzow, RN, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182950-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: An Admission Team can be a tremendous resource in acute care to facilitate patient admissions. But what happens when the timing of the team doesn't match the volume of activity? What became apparent after the Practice Council interviewed Admission Team members was that schedules are a very emotional issue. For that reason, the Practice Council exercised their responsibility to look at the business case for the proposed schedule changes. Staff nurses had a hunch that the peaks of volume correlated to departmental activity such as admissions from the Emergency Department around shift change, and when the Clinic or Urgent Care are closing. They needed to validate their operational hunches, however. Data on all admissions was obtained from Management Engineering for a 3 month period for the medical-surgical units. The data spreadsheet was then graphed to show all the activity of admissions across the 24 hour day, and excluding planned admissions. Recommendations were made to modify the schedule in closer alignment with confirmed peaks of activity. A 90 day period of the new schedule was implemented, informal feedback was provided by staff nurses about the improved coverage, and admission data was captured over the same interval. The analysis confirmed improvements and suggested modifications to provide optimum coverage of admission activity. The Practice Council was confident using data to make recommendations about the staffing model of the Admission Team using the actual business case. Best of all, their colleagues agreed it was a sound change, and made recommendations of their own.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:47:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:47:32Z-
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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