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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183083
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of a Lift Team on the Recruitment and Retention of Experienced Nurses
Author(s):
Kutash, Mary; Purcell, Stacey; Shea, Joann; Nelson, Deana; Short, Manon; Martinez, Marissa; Godfrey, Leah; Serpico, Jeff
Author Details:
Mary Kutash, ARNP, MSN, Tampa General Hosptial, Tampa, FL, email: mkutash@tgh.org; Stacey Purcell; Joann Shea; Deana Nelson; Manon Short; Marissa Martinez; Leah Godfrey; Jeff Serpico
Abstract:
Purpose:
The age of the nursing workforce is increasing and retirement of this group will have a significant effect on healthcare. The physical changes of aging make this group of nurses vulnerable to patient handling related injuries. It is important to examine strategies that may help to recruit and retain the experienced nurse. The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between use of the lift team (LT) and recruitment and retention of experienced ( age >45) bedside RN's and to investigate the impact of the LT on injury rates of RN's due to patient handling; on lost and modified workdays; and the cost-benefit ratio of the LT.

Methods:
This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods; a 3 part survey that focused on perceptions of the LT, the Anticipated Turnover Survey and the SF-12; focus groups and hospital records on costs, and lost and modified work days.

Findings:
The results suggested that younger and experienced nurses equally rate the LT as an important resource in providing bedside nursing care and in continuing to work at the bedside. In addition, the LT had a significant effect on reduction of modified and lost workdays, and hospital costs due to patient handling related injuries for RN's and was shown to a cost effective intervention.

Discussion:
The purpose of the study was to address some of the gaps in the research base regarding lift teams primarily, if LT's impact the recruitment and retention of experienced nurses and also to evaluate the financial implications of a LT to hospitals. Overall, our findings demonstrate that LT's are important in the recruitment and retention of bedside RN's, regardless of age. Although initial costs are high, they are recovered in a reasonable time frame and the financial benefit to the institution increases steadily over time.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImpact of a Lift Team on the Recruitment and Retention of Experienced Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKutash, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Staceyen_US
dc.contributor.authorShea, Joannen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Deanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorShort, Manonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Marissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGodfrey, Leahen_US
dc.contributor.authorSerpico, Jeffen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Kutash, ARNP, MSN, Tampa General Hosptial, Tampa, FL, email: mkutash@tgh.org; Stacey Purcell; Joann Shea; Deana Nelson; Manon Short; Marissa Martinez; Leah Godfrey; Jeff Serpicoen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183083-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>The age of the nursing workforce is increasing and retirement of this group will have a significant effect on healthcare. The physical changes of aging make this group of nurses vulnerable to patient handling related injuries. It is important to examine strategies that may help to recruit and retain the experienced nurse. The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between use of the lift team (LT) and recruitment and retention of experienced ( age &gt;45) bedside RN's and to investigate the impact of the LT on injury rates of RN's due to patient handling; on lost and modified workdays; and the cost-benefit ratio of the LT.<br/> <br/>Methods:<br/> This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods; a 3 part survey that focused on perceptions of the LT, the Anticipated Turnover Survey and the SF-12; focus groups and hospital records on costs, and lost and modified work days.<br/><br/>Findings:<br/>The results suggested that younger and experienced nurses equally rate the LT as an important resource in providing bedside nursing care and in continuing to work at the bedside. In addition, the LT had a significant effect on reduction of modified and lost workdays, and hospital costs due to patient handling related injuries for RN's and was shown to a cost effective intervention.<br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>The purpose of the study was to address some of the gaps in the research base regarding lift teams primarily, if LT's impact the recruitment and retention of experienced nurses and also to evaluate the financial implications of a LT to hospitals. Overall, our findings demonstrate that LT's are important in the recruitment and retention of bedside RN's, regardless of age. Although initial costs are high, they are recovered in a reasonable time frame and the financial benefit to the institution increases steadily over time.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:13:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:13:49Z-
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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