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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183135
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Pilot Study to Describe Perceptions of ARNP Roles in an Acute Care Setting
Author(s):
Cobb, Sarah Elizabeth; Kutash, M.
Author Details:
Sarah Elizabeth Cobb, PhD, RN, Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FL, email: scobb@fmhi.usf.edu; M. Kutash
Abstract:
Purpose: The aim of this study was to obtain baseline data about interdisciplinary team members' perceptions of the ARNPs' delivery of care and collaboration in an acute care setting. The key research question was: Are there significant differences between Group 1 (staff nurses) and Group 2 (other interdisciplinary team members) on their ratings of the ARNPs' delivery of care and collaboration? Method: This was an exploratory cross-sectional study using self-reported data collected from a convenience sample of registered nurses and professional non-nursing personnel (pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, clinical dieticians, social workers and case managers) from the following in patient areas: pediatrics, neuroscience, trauma surgery, specialty surgery, transplant, joint replacement, and the burn center. Participants completed a web based investigator-developed 13 item questionnaire and rated statements pertaining to the ARNP role using Likert-type scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). Findings: Overall, both the nurses and the non-nurse licensed professionals were satisfied with the ARNP role. The mean scores ranged from 4.13 low to 4.59 high by the nurses and the mean scores ranged from 4.14 low to 5.00 high by the non-nurses. The non-nurse licensed professionals tended to be more satisfied with the ARNPs than the staff nurses were, specifically in the areas of discharge planning and in adding to the quality of care of patients. Quality of care to patients was significant between the two groups; non-nurse licensed professionals consistently rated the ARNPs as very satisfied whereas nurses were less satisfied (t = 22.083, df = 22, p = .049). The two items for which non-nurses rated the ARNPs lower than the nurses did were question 8 (encouraging evidence-based practices) and question 9 (the sharing of resources with the interdisciplinary team). Discussion: The perceptions of the ARNP role varied according to the nurse versus non-nurse status. On 11 out of 13 items, non-nurse licensed professionals perceived the ARNP role more positively than did the unit nurses who worked on the same unit as the ARNPs. One possible explanation for the difference in perceptions about the ARNP role for discharge planning is that the unit nurses were more focused on immediate patient care and were not aware of behind-the-scene planning. Another explanation is that the unit nurses had different expectations of the ARNPs; it is possible that they expected the ARNPs to do (rather than just plan) the discharge teaching, for instance, or to give the discharge instructions to the patients. Perhaps the nurses expected more immediate aid in delivering patient care. Findings from this pilot study demonstrate that nursing and non-nursing professionals perceive that through collaboration, acute care nurse practitioners are valued members of the interdisciplinary team. Findings suggest areas for further research such as the understanding of the ARNP role in discharge planning and refinement of instruments for assessing perceptions of ARNP's in the acute care setting.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, 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.titleA Pilot Study to Describe Perceptions of ARNP Roles in an Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCobb, Sarah Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorKutash, M.en_US
dc.author.detailsSarah Elizabeth Cobb, PhD, RN, Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FL, email: scobb@fmhi.usf.edu; M. Kutashen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183135-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to obtain baseline data about interdisciplinary team members' perceptions of the ARNPs' delivery of care and collaboration in an acute care setting. The key research question was: Are there significant differences between Group 1 (staff nurses) and Group 2 (other interdisciplinary team members) on their ratings of the ARNPs' delivery of care and collaboration? Method: This was an exploratory cross-sectional study using self-reported data collected from a convenience sample of registered nurses and professional non-nursing personnel (pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, clinical dieticians, social workers and case managers) from the following in patient areas: pediatrics, neuroscience, trauma surgery, specialty surgery, transplant, joint replacement, and the burn center. Participants completed a web based investigator-developed 13 item questionnaire and rated statements pertaining to the ARNP role using Likert-type scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). Findings: Overall, both the nurses and the non-nurse licensed professionals were satisfied with the ARNP role. The mean scores ranged from 4.13 low to 4.59 high by the nurses and the mean scores ranged from 4.14 low to 5.00 high by the non-nurses. The non-nurse licensed professionals tended to be more satisfied with the ARNPs than the staff nurses were, specifically in the areas of discharge planning and in adding to the quality of care of patients. Quality of care to patients was significant between the two groups; non-nurse licensed professionals consistently rated the ARNPs as very satisfied whereas nurses were less satisfied (t = 22.083, df = 22, p = .049). The two items for which non-nurses rated the ARNPs lower than the nurses did were question 8 (encouraging evidence-based practices) and question 9 (the sharing of resources with the interdisciplinary team). Discussion: The perceptions of the ARNP role varied according to the nurse versus non-nurse status. On 11 out of 13 items, non-nurse licensed professionals perceived the ARNP role more positively than did the unit nurses who worked on the same unit as the ARNPs. One possible explanation for the difference in perceptions about the ARNP role for discharge planning is that the unit nurses were more focused on immediate patient care and were not aware of behind-the-scene planning. Another explanation is that the unit nurses had different expectations of the ARNPs; it is possible that they expected the ARNPs to do (rather than just plan) the discharge teaching, for instance, or to give the discharge instructions to the patients. Perhaps the nurses expected more immediate aid in delivering patient care. Findings from this pilot study demonstrate that nursing and non-nursing professionals perceive that through collaboration, acute care nurse practitioners are valued members of the interdisciplinary team. Findings suggest areas for further research such as the understanding of the ARNP role in discharge planning and refinement of instruments for assessing perceptions of ARNP's in the acute care setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:16:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:16:03Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, 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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