In Pursuit of a Healthy Work Environment: One Progressive Care Unit's Story

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290964
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
In Pursuit of a Healthy Work Environment: One Progressive Care Unit's Story
Author(s):
Phillips, Jody J.; Randolph, Brenda M.; Goodson, Amy L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Mu
Author Details:
Jody J. Phillips, MSN, RN, jody.phillips1@anmedhealth.org; Brenda M. Randolph ADN, RN; Amy L. Goodson RN, MS
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

RN satisfaction scores for a 30 bed progressive care unit revealed many opportunities for improvement. The staff expressed a desire to pursue a healthier work environment based on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments. The unit council chair, assisted by a Nursing Administration graduate student, developed education materials and presented them to staff in three different formats: written material; power point presentation; and a bulletin board on the unit. A post test was completed by all staff to assure knowledge of the Healthy Work Environment standards. Staff then completed the healthy work environment survey on the AACN website to obtain baseline results. The survey response rate was 81%. Results were analyzed by the unit council chair and administrative support team. Scores ranged from 2.18 to 3.21. The unit based team then developed strategies for improving staff satisfaction and moving the unit towards a healthier work environment based on the AACN Standards, obtained approval of the unit council and shared this vision with the administrative support team.  The first strategies implemented were those designed to produce quick results, as this will be a long term ongoing project. The survey was re-administered after several months with a response rate of 61.7%, and overall results showed significant improvement in each of the six standards. Future plans are to continue to implement strategies to improve the work environment on this progressive care unit and re-survey the staff at selected intervals with new recommendations based on results.

References:

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2005). AACN standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments: A journey to excellence. Retrieved from http:/www.aacn.com.

Keywords:
Communication; Education; Strategies
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIn Pursuit of a Healthy Work Environment: One Progressive Care Unit's Storyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Jody J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRandolph, Brenda M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoodson, Amy L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsJody J. Phillips, MSN, RN, jody.phillips1@anmedhealth.org; Brenda M. Randolph ADN, RN; Amy L. Goodson RN, MSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290964-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>RN satisfaction scores for a 30 bed progressive care unit revealed many opportunities for improvement. The staff expressed a desire to pursue a healthier work environment based on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments. The unit council chair, assisted by a Nursing Administration graduate student, developed education materials and presented them to staff in three different formats: written material; power point presentation; and a bulletin board on the unit. A post test was completed by all staff to assure knowledge of the Healthy Work Environment standards. Staff then completed the healthy work environment survey on the AACN website to obtain baseline results. The survey response rate was 81%. Results were analyzed by the unit council chair and administrative support team. Scores ranged from 2.18 to 3.21. The unit based team then developed strategies for improving staff satisfaction and moving the unit towards a healthier work environment based on the AACN Standards, obtained approval of the unit council and shared this vision with the administrative support team. &nbsp;The first strategies implemented were those designed to produce quick results, as this will be a long term ongoing project. The survey was re-administered after several months with a response rate of 61.7%, and overall results showed significant improvement in each of the six standards. Future plans are to continue to implement strategies to improve the work environment on this progressive care unit and re-survey the staff at selected intervals with new recommendations based on results. <p>References: <p>American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2005). <i>AACN standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments: A journey to excellence. Retrieved from http:/www.aacn.com.</i>en_GB
dc.subjectCommunicationen_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectStrategiesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:46Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.en_GB
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