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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183100
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Concerns Committee: Communicating Concerns Constructively
Author(s):
Rice, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Rice, RN, OCN, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, email: linda.rice@moffitt.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The malignant hematology nurses at our NCI designated cancer center feel they are in the best position to identify our patients' needs. Our unit-based Clinical Concerns Committee was developed to provide staff with an effective method of reporting patient and staff concerns in relation to improving patient outcomes.

Method: Clinical concerns are submitted directly to a committee member or anonymously by filling out a clinical concern submission form. Monthly our committee meets and reviews the concerns submitted. The submissions are then distributed for follow-up and reviewed by committee members. A flow chart was developed to outline the path each concern goes through before the committee makes their recommendation. Appropriate stakeholders such as the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pharm D, Patient Care Manager or fellow staff members are asked to research and provide recommendations.

Findings: Multiple clinical concerns have been addressed successfully by our committee such as limited shelving space in patient rooms, timing Methotrexate levels, writing conditional orders, interruption of chemotherapy for showering, changing IV tubing and flushing after chemo. Staff feedback is positive and our unit-based committee was recognized as our cancer center's, "Excellence In Patient Care", 2007 Team Award Winner.

Discussion: Oncology nurses identify oncology specific patient and staff needs but are often too busy to act on them at the time. Recognizing these concerns and addressing them constructively can improve patient outcomes. Staff members on busy nursing units need a simple structured process to report concerns. The Clinical Concerns Committee has provided a structured method of communicating concerns to appropriate people or departments, which has effectively improved our patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.
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 Concerns Committee: Communicating Concerns Constructivelyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRice, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Rice, RN, OCN, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, email: linda.rice@moffitt.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183100-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The malignant hematology nurses at our NCI designated cancer center feel they are in the best position to identify our patients' needs. Our unit-based Clinical Concerns Committee was developed to provide staff with an effective method of reporting patient and staff concerns in relation to improving patient outcomes.<br/><br/>Method: Clinical concerns are submitted directly to a committee member or anonymously by filling out a clinical concern submission form. Monthly our committee meets and reviews the concerns submitted. The submissions are then distributed for follow-up and reviewed by committee members. A flow chart was developed to outline the path each concern goes through before the committee makes their recommendation. Appropriate stakeholders such as the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pharm D, Patient Care Manager or fellow staff members are asked to research and provide recommendations. <br/><br/>Findings: Multiple clinical concerns have been addressed successfully by our committee such as limited shelving space in patient rooms, timing Methotrexate levels, writing conditional orders, interruption of chemotherapy for showering, changing IV tubing and flushing after chemo. Staff feedback is positive and our unit-based committee was recognized as our cancer center's, &quot;Excellence In Patient Care&quot;, 2007 Team Award Winner.<br/><br/>Discussion: Oncology nurses identify oncology specific patient and staff needs but are often too busy to act on them at the time. Recognizing these concerns and addressing them constructively can improve patient outcomes. Staff members on busy nursing units need a simple structured process to report concerns. The Clinical Concerns Committee has provided a structured method of communicating concerns to appropriate people or departments, which has effectively improved our patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:33Z-
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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