Special Interest Groups: An Innovative Process Empowering Nurses to Create a Culture of Excellence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243299
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Special Interest Groups: An Innovative Process Empowering Nurses to Create a Culture of Excellence
Author(s):
Serfass, Susan D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Zeta at large
Author Details:
Serfass, Susan D., ADN, Serferss@hotmail.com;
Abstract:
A vision starts as an idea.   Our staff-led group, a pilot Special Interest Group with a passion for excellence in intravenous therapy, began as a small spark and was fanned into flame with the quiet support of leadership.  Encouraging staff to reach for excellence, leaders watched patiently as small changes took place over the span of one year.  Their supportive involvement generated courage, excitement and hope through the obstacles and challenges faced by staff.  Successes have included winning over some who initially may have been uncertain about staff leading quality projects.  A gradual building of trust and respect has empowered staff nurses and has established solid collegial relationships.  The resulting improved communication, with a focus on patient care issues and concerns, has facilitated innovative approaches to complex patient care issues.  Building a bridge to the Nursing Practice Council, this group has become known for their expertise about all aspects of IV therapy at our hospital. Integrating the knowledge, talent, and passion of staff clinicians with educators and leaders has resulted in creative solutions and a hunger for Best Practices organization-wide. 
Keywords:
Innovation; Special interest group; Staff nurses
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSpecial Interest Groups: An Innovative Process Empowering Nurses to Create a Culture of Excellenceen
dc.contributor.authorSerfass, Susan D.en
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Zeta at largeen
dc.author.detailsSerfass, Susan D., ADN, Serferss@hotmail.com;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243299-
dc.description.abstractA vision starts as an idea.   Our staff-led group, a pilot Special Interest Group with a passion for excellence in intravenous therapy, began as a small spark and was fanned into flame with the quiet support of leadership.  Encouraging staff to reach for excellence, leaders watched patiently as small changes took place over the span of one year.  Their supportive involvement generated courage, excitement and hope through the obstacles and challenges faced by staff.  Successes have included winning over some who initially may have been uncertain about staff leading quality projects.  A gradual building of trust and respect has empowered staff nurses and has established solid collegial relationships.  The resulting improved communication, with a focus on patient care issues and concerns, has facilitated innovative approaches to complex patient care issues.  Building a bridge to the Nursing Practice Council, this group has become known for their expertise about all aspects of IV therapy at our hospital. Integrating the knowledge, talent, and passion of staff clinicians with educators and leaders has resulted in creative solutions and a hunger for Best Practices organization-wide. en
dc.subjectInnovationen
dc.subjectSpecial interest groupen
dc.subjectStaff nursesen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:19Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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