Partnering with Nursing Procedure Vendors: A Necessity in Contemporary Healthcare

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304428
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnering with Nursing Procedure Vendors: A Necessity in Contemporary Healthcare
Author(s):
Wagner, Michele
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Xi
Author Details:
Michele Wagner, MSN, RN, CNRN, michele-wagner@uiowa.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Quality healthcare requires translation of best evidence into nursing. Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice changes requires use of a number of strategies, often including development of evidence-based procedures. Translation into practice is resource intensive and requires vigilance as nursing science and regulatory standards evolve. Hospitals struggle to keep pace. Vendors market electronic evidence-based nursing skills and procedures to fill this gap. Many hospitals partner with these vendors yet nurses struggle when converting from existing procedures to these products. Criteria for outsourcing procedures typically include economics, risk management, quality, and strategic resource planning. Sustainable funding for outsourced procedures requires demonstration of a return on investment (ROI). Calculating ROI includes the hard, measurable costs of purchasing and implementing the product and the soft costs such as the impact on the nurses’ time. Product features and implementation strategies impact ROI. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of evidence to guide vendor selection and product implementation, calculation of ROI and to ensure ongoing product quality. Consequently, nurses must rely on vendor case reports and consultation with peers for this information. This presentation describes a systematic process used to address these urgent needs. A product trial of two vendors included task-oriented and user-centered evaluations. Systematic planning guided implementation. Demonstration of positive ROI is critical, yet the first two years require considerable investments. Evaluation by surveying Magnet hospitals (n=395) gleaned additional information regarding the benefits, limitations, necessity for outsourcing procedures and methods of calculating ROI. A usage decrease of 80% shows ongoing need for reinfusion. Over time, the systematic processes and ongoing partnership with the vendor saves clinical nurse specialists and staff nurses’ time associated with procedure upkeep, thereby, affording time for EBP initiatives, education, sharing clinical expertise and research projects. This systematic process, lessons learned, ROI and direction for future developments will be shared.
Keywords:
nursing procedures; return on investment; evidence-based practice
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.titlePartnering with Nursing Procedure Vendors: A Necessity in Contemporary Healthcareen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Micheleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsMichele Wagner, MSN, RN, CNRN, michele-wagner@uiowa.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304428-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p>Quality healthcare requires translation of best evidence into nursing. Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice changes requires use of a number of strategies, often including development of evidence-based procedures. Translation into practice is resource intensive and requires vigilance as nursing science and regulatory standards evolve. Hospitals struggle to keep pace. Vendors market electronic evidence-based nursing skills and procedures to fill this gap. Many hospitals partner with these vendors yet nurses struggle when converting from existing procedures to these products. Criteria for outsourcing procedures typically include economics, risk management, quality, and strategic resource planning. Sustainable funding for outsourced procedures requires demonstration of a return on investment (ROI). Calculating ROI includes the hard, measurable costs of purchasing and implementing the product and the soft costs such as the impact on the nurses’ time. Product features and implementation strategies impact ROI. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of evidence to guide vendor selection and product implementation, calculation of ROI and to ensure ongoing product quality. Consequently, nurses must rely on vendor case reports and consultation with peers for this information. This presentation describes a systematic process used to address these urgent needs. A product trial of two vendors included task-oriented and user-centered evaluations. Systematic planning guided implementation. Demonstration of positive ROI is critical, yet the first two years require considerable investments. Evaluation by surveying Magnet hospitals (n=395) gleaned additional information regarding the benefits, limitations, necessity for outsourcing procedures and methods of calculating ROI. A usage decrease of 80% shows ongoing need for reinfusion. Over time, the systematic processes and ongoing partnership with the vendor saves clinical nurse specialists and staff nurses’ time associated with procedure upkeep, thereby, affording time for EBP initiatives, education, sharing clinical expertise and research projects. This systematic process, lessons learned, ROI and direction for future developments will be shared.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing proceduresen_GB
dc.subjectreturn on investmenten_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:40Z-
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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