The APN Role in the Development of an Interdisciplinary Neonatal QI Team

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308612
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The APN Role in the Development of an Interdisciplinary Neonatal QI Team
Author(s):
Newell-Helfant, Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Pi
Author Details:
Patricia Newell-Helfant, RN, MS, CPNP, pnewell-helfant@sphcs.org
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose:

The neonatal population (< 28 days of life) has some of the most stringent federal/state regulations and mandates seen in our healthcare system today.  This begins prior to delivery and can extend up to 28 days of life. This Advance Practice Nurse (APN) was challenged to lead an interdisciplinary team to ensure that all mandates and regulations were standardized and met throughout the continuum of care within our healthcare system not just within our perinatal unit. 

Method:

The interdisciplinary team comprised of RNs, respiratory therapists, physicians, pharmacists, and leadership from the Women’s and Children’s division, outpatient and the Emergency Department met every quarter throughout the year.  The goal of this committee was to share best practices, implement standardized patient care and utilize national and state benchmarks to safeguard our neonates throughout the continuum.  

Results:

The result of this quality improvement initiative has improved both medical and nursing management of the neonate. The NICU staff responds to all emergencies surrounding neonatal care throughout the hospital. The Neonatal Emergency Drug Box was created to simplify care in emergency situations. With 50% of neonates admitted from the ED, placing neonatal experts at the point of care has resulted in a rapid response averting delays in care for this high risk, low volume population.      

Conclusions:

This approach to quality care has been well received by all members of the interdisciplinary team as all have the same goal: to provide safe and evidence-based care to our neonatal population. Lessons learned from this APN initiative include implementing national guidelines, reducing complications associated with delay in care and increased collaboration both inside and outside of the perinatal division.

Keywords:
Neonatal; Quality Improvement; APN
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe APN Role in the Development of an Interdisciplinary Neonatal QI Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewell-Helfant, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsPatricia Newell-Helfant, RN, MS, CPNP, pnewell-helfant@sphcs.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308612-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b><p>The neonatal population (< 28 days of life) has some of the most stringent federal/state regulations and mandates seen in our healthcare system today.  This begins prior to delivery and can extend up to 28 days of life. This Advance Practice Nurse (APN) was challenged to lead an interdisciplinary team to ensure that all mandates and regulations were standardized and met throughout the continuum of care within our healthcare system not just within our perinatal unit.  <p><b>Method:</b><p>The interdisciplinary team comprised of RNs, respiratory therapists, physicians, pharmacists, and leadership from the Women’s and Children’s division, outpatient and the Emergency Department met every quarter throughout the year.  The goal of this committee was to share best practices, implement standardized patient care and utilize national and state benchmarks to safeguard our neonates throughout the continuum.   <p><b>Results:</b><p>The result of this quality improvement initiative has improved both medical and nursing management of the neonate. The NICU staff responds to all emergencies surrounding neonatal care throughout the hospital. The<i> Neonatal Emergency Drug Box</i> was created to simplify care in emergency situations. With 50% of neonates admitted from the ED, placing neonatal experts at the point of care has resulted in a rapid response averting delays in care for this high risk, low volume population.       <p><b>Conclusions:</b><p>This approach to quality care has been well received by all members of the interdisciplinary team as all have the same goal: to provide safe and evidence-based care to our neonatal population. Lessons learned from this APN initiative include implementing national guidelines, reducing complications associated with delay in care and increased collaboration both inside and outside of the perinatal division.en_GB
dc.subjectNeonatalen_GB
dc.subjectQuality Improvementen_GB
dc.subjectAPNen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:36Z-
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
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