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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304325
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating an Ongoing Culture of Health and Wellness in New Graduate Nurses
Author(s):
Buck, Jacalyn S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon
Author Details:
Jacalyn S. Buck, PhD, RN, jacalyn.buck@osumc.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The National Prevention Council, created under the Affordable Care Act (2010), established a vision to move the United States from a culture of illness to one based on wellness and prevention.    Engaging in healthy behaviors is an important initiative for both employers and employees.  This session will describe the programs and tactics implemented in a large academic medical center in the Midwestern United States, to promote the health and wellness of their employees, including new graduate nurses.       

Methods:

Leadership from a large academic medical center convened a Health and Wellness Council to create healthier work environment.  The council developed 4 sub-committees to focus on 1) nutrition, 2) fitness, 3) cancer prevention and 4) stress and resilience.  Programs such as “lunch and learns”, which focus on nutrition, back health, breast health and heart heath were launched. Future plans include a health and wellness newsletter, website presence, an employee survey asking about their priorities for health, and creating a health and wellness strategic plan to promote a healthy work environment.   Currently, a focus has been on improving self-awareness and health practices of nursing leaders who should be health role models for their staff.   With their leadership and support, they can guide staff in making positive changes in the work climate to include self-care practices such as regular recovery breaks, meals away from patient care areas and flexibility exercises to prevent injury. In addition, healthy work environment strategies are highlighted throughout the medical center’s robust, one-year nurse internship program.   

Results:

New graduate nurses and their colleagues from across the medical center are engaging in the health and wellness activities.   A committee to evaluate metrics will be established to measure outcomes of the programs.

Conclusion: Strong leadership support and participation is necessary to create and sustain employee health and wellness.

Keywords:
Healthy work environment; Wellness and prevention
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating an Ongoing Culture of Health and Wellness in New Graduate Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuck, Jacalyn S.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsJacalyn S. Buck, PhD, RN, jacalyn.buck@osumc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304325-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The National Prevention Council, created under the Affordable Care Act (2010), established a vision to move the United States from a culture of illness to one based on wellness and prevention.    Engaging in healthy behaviors is an important initiative for both employers and employees.  This session will describe the programs and tactics implemented in a large academic medical center in the Midwestern United States, to promote the health and wellness of their employees, including new graduate nurses.        <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Leadership from a large academic medical center convened a Health and Wellness Council to create healthier work environment.  The council developed 4 sub-committees to focus on 1) nutrition, 2) fitness, 3) cancer prevention and 4) stress and resilience.  Programs such as “lunch and learns”, which focus on nutrition, back health, breast health and heart heath were launched. Future plans include a health and wellness newsletter, website presence, an employee survey asking about their priorities for health, and creating a health and wellness strategic plan to promote a healthy work environment.   Currently, a focus has been on improving self-awareness and health practices of nursing leaders who should be health role models for their staff.   With their leadership and support, they can guide staff in making positive changes in the work climate to include self-care practices such as regular recovery breaks, meals away from patient care areas and flexibility exercises to prevent injury. In addition, healthy work environment strategies are highlighted throughout the medical center’s robust, one-year nurse internship program.    <p><b>Results: </b> <p>New graduate nurses and their colleagues from across the medical center are engaging in the health and wellness activities.   A committee to evaluate metrics will be established to measure outcomes of the programs. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Strong leadership support and participation is necessary to create and sustain employee health and wellness.en_GB
dc.subjectHealthy work environmenten_GB
dc.subjectWellness and preventionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-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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