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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202283
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leading the Way: Helping Senior Staff Nurses Become Leaders
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Background UAMS is Arkansas’ referral center for high-risk obstetrical patients with 1600 delivered last year.  Arkansas’ infant mortality rate of 8.5 / 1000 live births compared to 6.7 nationally illustrates the complex population cared for at UAMS yet no formalized mentoring is received.  Called Leading the Way, this program provides a mentoring program for senior nurses with support by Sigma Theta Tau International Maternal-Child Health Leadership Institute and the ANGELS Program. Purpose Leading the Way will ensure that senior nurses are well-prepared to give, supervise and evaluate high-risk obstetric care.  Expectations are enhanced professionalism, job retention and career satisfaction translating to improved patient care. Project Activities Monthly group discussions included evidence-based practice, specialty organization membership and writing for publication.  Individual meetings focused on QI projects and further career mentoring.   Evaluation Methods                                                                             Demographic, pre-, and post-program data were collected including professionalism activities characteristic of high-level nurses.  Long-term evaluation such as increased nurse satisfaction, retention and patient outcomes is planned one year from program completion.   Evaluation Results Patients impacted include those case-managed through the ANGELS Program.  QI projects demonstrate outcomes and areas to improve on and include: • Fetal monitoring standards: 40 patients; 10% adhered to national charting standards. • Female tele-stroke patients: 30 women, 6 of childbearing age; 100% had improved stroke scale. • Antenatal monitoring program: 75 women; 40% had preterm births; 1 fetal death; resulted in a cost savings of $1,475,475.71 or $19,673 per patient. Discussion Leading the Way impacts UAMS, patients and nurses.  Program analysis is scheduled for fall 2011.  Participants will gain a skill-set allowing for higher level nursing practice, positively influencing junior nurses. Next Steps Plans for a second program are underway; replication across the campus will be explored.  Investment in programs like Leading the Way will result in cost savings and improved health for Arkansans.  
Keywords:
mentoring; program; nurse
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeading the Way: Helping Senior Staff Nurses Become Leadersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202283-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Background UAMS is Arkansas’ referral center for high-risk obstetrical patients with 1600 delivered last year.  Arkansas’ infant mortality rate of 8.5 / 1000 live births compared to 6.7 nationally illustrates the complex population cared for at UAMS yet no formalized mentoring is received.  Called Leading the Way, this program provides a mentoring program for senior nurses with support by Sigma Theta Tau International Maternal-Child Health Leadership Institute and the ANGELS Program. Purpose Leading the Way will ensure that senior nurses are well-prepared to give, supervise and evaluate high-risk obstetric care.  Expectations are enhanced professionalism, job retention and career satisfaction translating to improved patient care. Project Activities Monthly group discussions included evidence-based practice, specialty organization membership and writing for publication.  Individual meetings focused on QI projects and further career mentoring.   Evaluation Methods                                                                             Demographic, pre-, and post-program data were collected including professionalism activities characteristic of high-level nurses.  Long-term evaluation such as increased nurse satisfaction, retention and patient outcomes is planned one year from program completion.   Evaluation Results Patients impacted include those case-managed through the ANGELS Program.  QI projects demonstrate outcomes and areas to improve on and include: • Fetal monitoring standards: 40 patients; 10% adhered to national charting standards. • Female tele-stroke patients: 30 women, 6 of childbearing age; 100% had improved stroke scale. • Antenatal monitoring program: 75 women; 40% had preterm births; 1 fetal death; resulted in a cost savings of $1,475,475.71 or $19,673 per patient. Discussion Leading the Way impacts UAMS, patients and nurses.  Program analysis is scheduled for fall 2011.  Participants will gain a skill-set allowing for higher level nursing practice, positively influencing junior nurses. Next Steps Plans for a second program are underway; replication across the campus will be explored.  Investment in programs like Leading the Way will result in cost savings and improved health for Arkansans.  en_GB
dc.subjectmentoringen_GB
dc.subjectprogramen_GB
dc.subjectnurseen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:19:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:19:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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