Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Leads Function Focused Care Initiative to Enhance Outcomes for the Older Adult, Staff, and Organization

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202327
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Leads Function Focused Care Initiative to Enhance Outcomes for the Older Adult, Staff, and Organization
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) This poster describes how a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist (GCNS) merged practice domains identified by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists with those of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) to produce outcomes demonstrating enhanced quality of care for older adults.  The GCNS role impacts patient, staff, and system domains, providing an excellent leadership platform.  The GNLA fellowship experience refined skills to strategically lead an interprofessional team project, improve geriatric care, and exert organizational impact.  The mentored GNLA experience demonstrated the impact of leadership in action and fueled a sustained focus on excellence in geriatric care.  The leadership project Dissemination and Implementation of Function Focused Care (FFC) for Elderly Trauma Patients into an Acute Care Setting challenged the GCNS to form an interprofessional team, engage staff, and change unit culture to enhance function and activity for elder trauma patients.  A single group pre/post research design was chosen to permit publication of the intervention study.  Following baseline surveys and observations, nurses attended an education session featuring functional assessment, nursing interventions, and motivational techniques incorporating function and physical activity into routine care.  Nurse champions reinforced FFC behaviors with unit staff 10 hours per week.  Surveys and observations were repeated 2 and 4 months post intervention.  Outcome measures included FFC interactions, patient infections, falls, pressure ulcers, and readmissions.  The team integrated FFC into unit care delivery, demonstrating how scholarly, evidence-based practices exert organizational impact through enhanced patient outcomes and decreased adverse events.  The value of FFC programs targeting vulnerable elders was emphasized.  Study results were disseminated nationally.  A podium presentation at the 2011 Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association Annual Conference in Washington DC highlighted research methods and outcomes.  A poster presentation at the 2011 American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference in Baltimore detailed integration of this research into unit culture.   
Keywords:
Function Focused Care Outcomes; Leadership; Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
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.titleGerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Leads Function Focused Care Initiative to Enhance Outcomes for the Older Adult, Staff, and Organizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202327-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) This poster describes how a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist (GCNS) merged practice domains identified by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists with those of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) to produce outcomes demonstrating enhanced quality of care for older adults.  The GCNS role impacts patient, staff, and system domains, providing an excellent leadership platform.  The GNLA fellowship experience refined skills to strategically lead an interprofessional team project, improve geriatric care, and exert organizational impact.  The mentored GNLA experience demonstrated the impact of leadership in action and fueled a sustained focus on excellence in geriatric care.  The leadership project Dissemination and Implementation of Function Focused Care (FFC) for Elderly Trauma Patients into an Acute Care Setting challenged the GCNS to form an interprofessional team, engage staff, and change unit culture to enhance function and activity for elder trauma patients.  A single group pre/post research design was chosen to permit publication of the intervention study.  Following baseline surveys and observations, nurses attended an education session featuring functional assessment, nursing interventions, and motivational techniques incorporating function and physical activity into routine care.  Nurse champions reinforced FFC behaviors with unit staff 10 hours per week.  Surveys and observations were repeated 2 and 4 months post intervention.  Outcome measures included FFC interactions, patient infections, falls, pressure ulcers, and readmissions.  The team integrated FFC into unit care delivery, demonstrating how scholarly, evidence-based practices exert organizational impact through enhanced patient outcomes and decreased adverse events.  The value of FFC programs targeting vulnerable elders was emphasized.  Study results were disseminated nationally.  A podium presentation at the 2011 Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association Annual Conference in Washington DC highlighted research methods and outcomes.  A poster presentation at the 2011 American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference in Baltimore detailed integration of this research into unit culture.   en_GB
dc.subjectFunction Focused Care Outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectGerontological Clinical Nurse Specialisten_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:22:26Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:22:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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