Healthy, Healthful, and Healing Environments: impact on nurse fatigue and patient safety

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308021
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Healthy, Healthful, and Healing Environments: impact on nurse fatigue and patient safety
Author(s):
Weinstein, Sharon M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Lambda
Author Details:
Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FAAN, sharonw@corelimited.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stress is a fact of life for many nurses working in today's healthcare environment.  It affects fatigue, safety, retention, and outcomes.  Healthcare leaders have been challenged by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), other professional societies, and regulatory agencies to develop and sustain healthy work environments that support the professional practice of nursing.  Magnet designation, the Beacon award, and other organizational structures and cultures led by authentic and transformational leaders have been the stimulus to ensure that workplaces are healthy and healthful. How nurses feel, and how they perform, have an definite impact on patient safety and health outcomes.  And, we can do more, collaboratively, to create a win-win situation for all.  The positive effect of healing environments on patient and provider outcomes has caused many healthcare leaders to develop healing attributes within their philosophies of care and organizational cultural initiatives.  Key to the success of such a program is a commitment to workplace wellness and work-life balance.  Nurses can, and should, assume responsibility for part of the process through a commitment to self-care.  Individual nurses can develop strategies to counter fatigue, including managing sleep, breaks, and the shifts and hours worked.  Employers can do their part by instituting the use of fatigue countermeasures that include appropriate scheduling and by embracing the concept of workplace wellness and ensuring a more effective work environment for nurses and a safer environment for patients.  The presenter connects the dots between stressful work, nurses' wellness, and patient safety.
Keywords:
Wellness Environment; Self-Care; Fatigue
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:
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.titleHealthy, Healthful, and Healing Environments: impact on nurse fatigue and patient safetyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWeinstein, Sharon M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FAAN, sharonw@corelimited.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308021-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Stress is a fact of life for many nurses working in today's healthcare environment.  It affects fatigue, safety, retention, and outcomes.  Healthcare leaders have been challenged by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), other professional societies, and regulatory agencies to develop and sustain healthy work environments that support the professional practice of nursing.  Magnet designation, the Beacon award, and other organizational structures and cultures led by authentic and transformational leaders have been the stimulus to ensure that workplaces are healthy and healthful. How nurses feel, and how they perform, have an definite impact on patient safety and health outcomes.  And, we can do more, collaboratively, to create a win-win situation for all.  The positive effect of healing environments on patient and provider outcomes has caused many healthcare leaders to develop healing attributes within their philosophies of care and organizational cultural initiatives.  Key to the success of such a program is a commitment to workplace wellness and work-life balance.  Nurses can, and should, assume responsibility for part of the process through a commitment to self-care.  Individual nurses can develop strategies to counter fatigue, including managing sleep, breaks, and the shifts and hours worked.  Employers can do their part by instituting the use of fatigue countermeasures that include appropriate scheduling and by embracing the concept of workplace wellness and ensuring a more effective work environment for nurses and a safer environment for patients.  The presenter connects the dots between stressful work, nurses' wellness, and patient safety.en_GB
dc.subjectWellness Environmenten_GB
dc.subjectSelf-Careen_GB
dc.subjectFatigueen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:30Z-
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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