Strategies to Transform the Nursing Work Environment and Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaboration in a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290970
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies to Transform the Nursing Work Environment and Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaboration in a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Author(s):
Citty, Sandra Wolfe; Jannelle, Heather M.; Powell, Kathy A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Theta
Author Details:
Sandra Wolfe Citty, PhD, swolfe@ufl.edu; Heather M. Jannelle MSN; Kathy A. Powell DNP
Abstract:

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

In 2005, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses identified six essential standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments which include skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership.  Healthy work environments for nurses are essential to improve patient and nurse satisfaction, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes.  Improved work environments and reduced ratios of patients to nurses have been associated with increased care quality and patient satisfaction (Aiken, et al., 2012). Patient satisfaction has been shown to be associated with better patient outcomes, such as lower 30-day hospital readmission rates (Boulding, et al. 2001).  Beginning fiscal year 2013, hospital reimbursement by Medicare will be directly related to patient satisfaction and quality scores (US department of Health and Human Services, 2012).  Further, nurse work satisfaction has been shown to have a significant effect on patient satisfaction with nursing care and overall patient satisfaction (Sengin, 2001).  Additionally, effective collaboration between health care providers has been linked to decreased hospital stay, decreased costs, and improved staff satisfaction (Curley, 1998). The Shands at the University of Florida leadership team has designed their Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) to exemplify the six essential standards identified by AACN.   Strategies such as multidisciplinary daily patient conferences, safe RN-patient ratios, thoughtful nursing assignments and nursing staff skill-mix, in-unit learning, meaningful recognition of clinical and professional excellence, standing nursing orders, walking rounds, and bedside handoff communication make this environment welcoming for patients and nurses.   While this work is in constant evolution and re-evaluation, the purpose of this presentation is to describe strategies that have been used to foster a healthy work environment and enhanced collaboration utilizing the six essential standards in the BMTU and describe outcomes related to patient and RN satisfaction.
Keywords:
collaboration; interdisciplinary
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.titleStrategies to Transform the Nursing Work Environment and Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaboration in a Bone Marrow Transplant Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCitty, Sandra Wolfeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJannelle, Heather M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Kathy A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSandra Wolfe Citty, PhD, swolfe@ufl.edu; Heather M. Jannelle MSN; Kathy A. Powell DNPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290970-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>In 2005, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses identified six essential standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments which include skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership.&nbsp; Healthy work environments for nurses are essential to improve patient and nurse satisfaction, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Improved work environments and reduced ratios of patients to nurses have been associated with increased care quality and patient satisfaction (Aiken, et al., 2012). Patient satisfaction has been shown to be associated with better patient outcomes, such as lower 30-day hospital readmission rates (Boulding, et al. 2001).&nbsp; Beginning fiscal year 2013, hospital reimbursement by Medicare will be directly related to patient satisfaction and quality scores (US department of Health and Human Services, 2012). &nbsp;Further, nurse work satisfaction has been shown to have a significant effect on patient satisfaction with nursing care and overall patient satisfaction (Sengin, 2001).&nbsp; Additionally, effective collaboration between health care providers has been linked to decreased hospital stay, decreased costs, and improved staff satisfaction (Curley, 1998). The Shands at the University of Florida leadership team has designed their Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) to exemplify the six essential standards identified by AACN.&nbsp; &nbsp;Strategies such as multidisciplinary daily patient conferences, safe RN-patient ratios, thoughtful nursing assignments and nursing staff skill-mix, in-unit learning, meaningful recognition of clinical and professional excellence, standing nursing orders, walking rounds, and bedside handoff communication make this environment welcoming for patients and nurses.&nbsp;&nbsp; While this work is in constant evolution and re-evaluation, the purpose of this presentation is to describe strategies that have been used to foster a healthy work environment and enhanced collaboration utilizing the six essential standards in the BMTU and describe outcomes related to patient and RN satisfaction.en_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectinterdisciplinaryen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:55Z-
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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