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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183062
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical microsystem focus groups- a starting point for the development of a new protocol
Author(s):
Dende, Denise; Hyrkas, Kristiina; Harvey, Kimberly
Author Details:
Denise Dende, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MA, email: dended@mmc.org; Kristiina Hyrkas; Kimberly Harvey
Abstract:
Purpose:
Literature on glycemic management indicated that development of new protocols was typically multidisciplinary but was guided in varying degrees by staff nurses: no input, limited input, or input during development. The hypothesis of this study is that staff nurses provide important perspectives that are critical to consider prior to initiating the development of new protocols. In this case, hospital leadership sought to incorporate nursing comments and observations into a new glycemic management initiative.

Methods:
This was a qualitative study using focus group interviews to describe the perceptions of hyperglycemia management practices of staff nurses on nine nursing units in an acute care facility. The study was conducted with the approval of the institutional review board. The researchers conducted a content analysis, using a phenomenological approach, of eighteen transcribed interviews which had yielded approximately 300 pages of text. The interviews were conducted during November 2007 - January 2008.

Findings:
The researchers presented findings to an interdisciplinary planning committee on the nurses' thoughts and feelings about glycemic control, the protocols currently in use, systems gaps, benefits and challenges to making changes. The themes were also examined in the context of systems frames including: biologic, sociologic, logistic, informatics, anthropologic, politic, and economic. The nurses contributed knowledge that illuminated opportunities to provide high quality care and excellent patient services.

Discussion:
Using focus group interview technique to explicate staff nurse perspectives provides comprehensive information that is critical to successful development projects. By considering the viewpoints of the nurses who are responsible for operationalizing a protocol, it is possible to make specific recommendations for thoughtful, effective and sustainable organizational changes.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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.titleClinical microsystem focus groups- a starting point for the development of a new protocolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDende, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorHyrkas, Kristiinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Kimberlyen_US
dc.author.detailsDenise Dende, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MA, email: dended@mmc.org; Kristiina Hyrkas; Kimberly Harveyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183062-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>Literature on glycemic management indicated that development of new protocols was typically multidisciplinary but was guided in varying degrees by staff nurses: no input, limited input, or input during development. The hypothesis of this study is that staff nurses provide important perspectives that are critical to consider prior to initiating the development of new protocols. In this case, hospital leadership sought to incorporate nursing comments and observations into a new glycemic management initiative.<br/><br/>Methods:<br/>This was a qualitative study using focus group interviews to describe the perceptions of hyperglycemia management practices of staff nurses on nine nursing units in an acute care facility. The study was conducted with the approval of the institutional review board. The researchers conducted a content analysis, using a phenomenological approach, of eighteen transcribed interviews which had yielded approximately 300 pages of text. The interviews were conducted during November 2007 - January 2008.<br/><br/>Findings:<br/>The researchers presented findings to an interdisciplinary planning committee on the nurses' thoughts and feelings about glycemic control, the protocols currently in use, systems gaps, benefits and challenges to making changes. The themes were also examined in the context of systems frames including: biologic, sociologic, logistic, informatics, anthropologic, politic, and economic. The nurses contributed knowledge that illuminated opportunities to provide high quality care and excellent patient services.<br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>Using focus group interview technique to explicate staff nurse perspectives provides comprehensive information that is critical to successful development projects. By considering the viewpoints of the nurses who are responsible for operationalizing a protocol, it is possible to make specific recommendations for thoughtful, effective and sustainable organizational changes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:56Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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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