Changes in System Structures and Processes in an Academic-Service Partnership: Improving Patient Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308061
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Changes in System Structures and Processes in an Academic-Service Partnership: Improving Patient Outcomes
Author(s):
Hagerty, Bonnie M.; Smith, Sharon L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho
Author Details:
Bonnie M. Hagerty, PhD, RN, bmkh@umich.edu; Sharon L. Smith, PhD, MS, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

The University of Michigan Health System and School of Nursing formed a unique partnership to integrate education, practice, and scholarship with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes at the point of care. A partnership is characterized by open communication, cooperation, and on-going feedback that allow achievement of mutual goals. Two elements of partnership, shared structures and processes, are critical for creating an integrated learning and practice environment.  This paper describes integrated structures and processes that work synergistically to enable teams of faculty, students, and staff to focus on quality improvement and evidence-based practice. Structural changes included embedding faculty on clinical units, appointing faculty to UMHS decision-making bodies, changing role expectations for faculty and clinical staff mentors, and creating small learning communities through clusters. Process changes included assigning students to staff mentors and teams rather than patients, and students and faculty participation in unit quality improvement activities. Changes in faculty, student, and nurse behaviors have occurred and we expect that these changes will improve nurse sensitive outcome indicators.
Keywords:
patient outcomes; teams; academic-service partnership
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChanges in System Structures and Processes in an Academic-Service Partnership: Improving Patient Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHagerty, Bonnie M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Sharon L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsBonnie M. Hagerty, PhD, RN, bmkh@umich.edu; Sharon L. Smith, PhD, MS, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308061-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>The University of Michigan Health System and School of Nursing formed a unique partnership to integrate education, practice, and scholarship with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes at the point of care. A partnership is characterized by open communication, cooperation, and on-going feedback that allow achievement of mutual goals. Two elements of partnership, shared structures and processes, are critical for creating an integrated learning and practice environment.  This paper describes integrated structures and processes that work synergistically to enable teams of faculty, students, and staff to focus on quality improvement and evidence-based practice. Structural changes included embedding faculty on clinical units, appointing faculty to UMHS decision-making bodies, changing role expectations for faculty and clinical staff mentors, and creating small learning communities through clusters. Process changes included assigning students to staff mentors and teams rather than patients, and students and faculty participation in unit quality improvement activities. Changes in faculty, student, and nurse behaviors have occurred and we expect that these changes will improve nurse sensitive outcome indicators.en_GB
dc.subjectpatient outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectteamsen_GB
dc.subjectacademic-service partnershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:21Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:21Z-
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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