Embracing the Leadership Challenge: A Geriatric Nurse Leader's Journey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308375
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Embracing the Leadership Challenge: A Geriatric Nurse Leader's Journey
Author(s):
Watkins, Stacey L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Psi
Author Details:
Stacey L. Watkins, MSN, RN, swatkin3@bhsi.com
Abstract:

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

The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) is centered on three domains of leadership development: individual leadership development, advancing nursing practice through an interprofessional team leadership project, and expanding scope of influence.  My leadership development plan contains specific goals and strategies that will assist me to become a professional and credible leader.  My top three goals are to improve meeting facilitation skills, improve overall presentation skills, and enable others to be productive as they work on teams.  As a mechanism to enhance my leadership in these areas, the Older Adult Knowledge (OAK) Initiatives project was conceived. The project emphasizes the importance of interprofessional teamwork focused on; 1) exploring knowledge of RNs related to pain management for older adults; and 2) developing and implementing pain management interventions utilizing interprofessional rounds.  Pain management rounds, using a team approach, are focused on the accurate assessment and managements of pain.  Enhancing communication and collaboration among staff with the goal of improving patient care is another outcome of this activity.   In relation to scope of influence this project has the potential to impact this organization, as well as nurses within the community.  Organizational influence includes involvement at the system level by bringing greater awareness of pain management issues related to aging.  In addition, general issues related to aging have been brought to the forefront thereby cultivating an environment conducive to improving care for older adults.  Increased involvement with local, regional and national geriatric leaders has enhanced my expertise in the healthcare needs of older adults.  With the predicted increase in the number of geriatric patients expected in the future, advancing the knowledge of healthcare providers in all areas of care is a necessity.  Nurses through leadership development, can build interprofessional relationships and as a result influence to improve patient care as people age.
Keywords:
Leadership; Pain Management; Geriatric
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.titleEmbracing the Leadership Challenge: A Geriatric Nurse Leader's Journeyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, Stacey L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsStacey L. Watkins, MSN, RN, swatkin3@bhsi.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308375-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) is centered on three domains of leadership development: individual leadership development, advancing nursing practice through an interprofessional team leadership project, and expanding scope of influence.  My leadership development plan contains specific goals and strategies that will assist me to become a professional and credible leader.  My top three goals are to improve meeting facilitation skills, improve overall presentation skills, and enable others to be productive as they work on teams.  As a mechanism to enhance my leadership in these areas, the Older Adult Knowledge (OAK) Initiatives project was conceived. The project emphasizes the importance of interprofessional teamwork focused on; 1) exploring knowledge of RNs related to pain management for older adults; and 2) developing and implementing pain management interventions utilizing interprofessional rounds.  Pain management rounds, using a team approach, are focused on the accurate assessment and managements of pain.  Enhancing communication and collaboration among staff with the goal of improving patient care is another outcome of this activity.   In relation to scope of influence this project has the potential to impact this organization, as well as nurses within the community.  Organizational influence includes involvement at the system level by bringing greater awareness of pain management issues related to aging.  In addition, general issues related to aging have been brought to the forefront thereby cultivating an environment conducive to improving care for older adults.  Increased involvement with local, regional and national geriatric leaders has enhanced my expertise in the healthcare needs of older adults.  With the predicted increase in the number of geriatric patients expected in the future, advancing the knowledge of healthcare providers in all areas of care is a necessity.  Nurses through leadership development, can build interprofessional relationships and as a result influence to improve patient care as people age.<b></b>en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectPain Managementen_GB
dc.subjectGeriatricen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:31Z-
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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