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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183169
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-Scheduling
Author(s):
Ramirez, Ricardo
Author Details:
Ricardo Ramirez, RN, Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, email: RicardoRa@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this project was to develop a self-scheduling process for intensive care unit (ICU) and progressive care unit (PCU) RNs that would improve nursing coverage, reduce sick calls, decrease overtime and improve nurse autonomy and satisfaction. Method: Design: Self-scheduling process implemented on an ICU and PCU unit at a 281 bed hospital. Sample: Self-scheduling utilized by 40 RNs in the 12 bed ICU and 6 bed PCU.
Instrument: Self-scheduling template created for this study. Template contains time slots necessary for appropriate number of RNs for coverage for each shift of each day for a month. Guidelines were developed for the staff to follow in filling out the template and process for paid time off, education and requested days off was included. Procedures: A timeline was developed to make the process streamline and predictable. An email was sent out to all staff with the new procedures and requirements for completing the template. The unit practice council (UPC) communication tree then provided face to face education with each staff member to further educate and answer any questions. Self-scheduling was implemented and feedback was collected by UPC members. The feedback was used to improve the process. The project has been used for 5 months. Findings: Overall the staff adapted very well to self-scheduling. The number of scheduling complaints decreased. Coverage for all shifts is provided. Discussion: The project demonstrated that Self-scheduling is feasible. It can be used to decrease overtime, reduce sick calls and improve nurse satisfaction. Further data will be collected to determine specific improvement indicators such as number of overtime hours, number of sick calls, nurse satisfaction and days with staff shortages.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf-Schedulingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamirez, Ricardoen_US
dc.author.detailsRicardo Ramirez, RN, Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, email: RicardoRa@baptisthealth.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183169-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this project was to develop a self-scheduling process for intensive care unit (ICU) and progressive care unit (PCU) RNs that would improve nursing coverage, reduce sick calls, decrease overtime and improve nurse autonomy and satisfaction. Method: Design: Self-scheduling process implemented on an ICU and PCU unit at a 281 bed hospital. Sample: Self-scheduling utilized by 40 RNs in the 12 bed ICU and 6 bed PCU. <br/>Instrument: Self-scheduling template created for this study. Template contains time slots necessary for appropriate number of RNs for coverage for each shift of each day for a month. Guidelines were developed for the staff to follow in filling out the template and process for paid time off, education and requested days off was included. Procedures: A timeline was developed to make the process streamline and predictable. An email was sent out to all staff with the new procedures and requirements for completing the template. The unit practice council (UPC) communication tree then provided face to face education with each staff member to further educate and answer any questions. Self-scheduling was implemented and feedback was collected by UPC members. The feedback was used to improve the process. The project has been used for 5 months. Findings: Overall the staff adapted very well to self-scheduling. The number of scheduling complaints decreased. Coverage for all shifts is provided. Discussion: The project demonstrated that Self-scheduling is feasible. It can be used to decrease overtime, reduce sick calls and improve nurse satisfaction. Further data will be collected to determine specific improvement indicators such as number of overtime hours, number of sick calls, nurse satisfaction and days with staff shortages.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:17:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:17:30Z-
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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