While You Were Sleeping:Night Nurses Engage in Interprofessional Relationships to Promote a Healthier Work Environment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307930
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
While You Were Sleeping:Night Nurses Engage in Interprofessional Relationships to Promote a Healthier Work Environment
Author(s):
George, Souby; Gomez, Elvia; Carroll, Amy R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Souby George, RN,MSN, souby_jacob@yahoo.com; Elvia Gomez, RN BSN; Amy R. Carroll, RN MSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Night Nursing Council, an arm of the nursing shared leadership council structure held its first meeting in January, 2012.  Night nurse clinician leaders mentored by a clinical nurse specialist developed a structure and process to engage night nurses to have a voice in the workplace. The Council serves as the hub of information sharing between night and day nursing councils.  Council goals included promoting a healthier work environment and increasing accessibility of professional development programs.  As a part of an overall wellness plan, the Council was concerned about the lack of organized physical activity and healthy food choices during their work hours of 7pm-7am.

To address a healthier workplace, the council partnered with Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) and developed expanded programming which was supported by health system and nursing leadership.  The Health Promotion team, a department of EHW, along with the Night Nursing Council committed to sponsoring one event per month during the hours of 6pm-8:00pm.  The first “Caught in the Stairs” event in September, 2012 rewarded 120 employees for walking the stairs with a bottle of ice water and a tee shirt. Administration and senior leadership supported this initiative by installing new vending machines which offered a variety of affordable healthy snacks to employees, patients and their families.

A second opportunity identified was the accessibility of presenter-offered continuing nursing education (CNE).  As a standing item on the night council agenda, a CNE activity is now offered monthly.  Through multiple other avenues, the number of CNE programs available to night shift clinicians doubled. 

All employees working at night found these activities enhanced team work, physical, social and psychological wellbeing.

Keywords:
wellness plan; night nursing council; health promotion
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhile You Were Sleeping:Night Nurses Engage in Interprofessional Relationships to Promote a Healthier Work Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Soubyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Elviaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Amy R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSouby George, RN,MSN, souby_jacob@yahoo.com; Elvia Gomez, RN BSN; Amy R. Carroll, RN MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307930-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The Night Nursing Council, an arm of the nursing shared leadership council structure held its first meeting in January, 2012.  Night nurse clinician leaders mentored by a clinical nurse specialist developed a structure and process to engage night nurses to have a voice in the workplace. The Council serves as the hub of information sharing between night and day nursing councils.  Council goals included promoting a healthier work environment and increasing accessibility of professional development programs.  As a part of an overall wellness plan, the Council was concerned about the lack of organized physical activity and healthy food choices during their work hours of 7pm-7am. <p>To address a healthier workplace, the council partnered with Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) and developed expanded programming which was supported by health system and nursing leadership.  The Health Promotion team, a department of EHW, along with the Night Nursing Council committed to sponsoring one event per month during the hours of 6pm-8:00pm.  The first “Caught in the Stairs” event in September, 2012 rewarded 120 employees for walking the stairs with a bottle of ice water and a tee shirt. Administration and senior leadership supported this initiative by installing new vending machines which offered a variety of affordable healthy snacks to employees, patients and their families. <p>A second opportunity identified was the accessibility of presenter-offered continuing nursing education (CNE).  As a standing item on the night council agenda, a CNE activity is now offered monthly.  Through multiple other avenues, the number of CNE programs available to night shift clinicians doubled.  <p>All employees working at night found these activities enhanced team work, physical, social and psychological wellbeing.en_GB
dc.subjectwellness planen_GB
dc.subjectnight nursing councilen_GB
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:17Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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