A Nurse Leaders Journey to Improve Geriatric Outcomes in the Acute Care Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602790
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
A Nurse Leaders Journey to Improve Geriatric Outcomes in the Acute Care Setting
Author(s):
Davis, Rhonda R.; Beverly, Claudia Jean; Savdoval, Tina M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rhonda R. Davis, RN, F-GNLA, rhonda.davis3@mlh.org; Claudia J. Beverly, RN, FAAN; Tina M. Savdoval, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Improving Geriatric Outcomes through a Nurse Led Interprofessional  Team in the Acute Care Setting The Geriatric Nurse Leadership Academy (GNLA) is an 18 month mentored leadership experience that is designed to operationalize learned leadership behaviors by assisting and supporting the fellow in developing and implementing a project that is centered on improving geriatric outcomes.  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has a culture of continuous quality improvement and leadership development and therefore chose to participate in the 2014-2015 GNLA cohort recognizing that as an organization the advancement of nursing practice in the care of older adults deserves attention in the community and the profession. A team was assembled to develop needed tools and provide education about the benefits of improving geriatric competence. Metrics to evaluate the program and it its impact were agreed upon and systems were put into place to monitor and share the results.  Involvement in GNLA fostered a partnership of a variety of disciplines and the interprofessional project identified and addressed several geriatric initiatives: enhance the geriatric knowledge of 100% of the bedside nurses on the medical surgical unit, implement geriatric training of new graduates in facility orientation and weekly team conferences with the pharmacist, case manager, social worker, patient care coordinator and nurse of geriatric patients on the unit.  The expectation of this collaborative effort is to develop a team that is equipped with the clinical competencies to meet the needs of the older adult and focus on a plan using multiple strategies to decrease length of stay, increase patient satisfaction, and ultimately improve clinical outcomes of older patients. Over time the goal is to expand this geriatric knowledge and experience to enhance the care of this specialized population throughout the organization. Participation GNLA allowed the fellow to address professional and personal challenges that will be encountered as a leader uses an interprofessional project to implement organizational change.
Keywords:
GNLA; interprofessional team; leadership
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15GN1.2
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleA Nurse Leaders Journey to Improve Geriatric Outcomes in the Acute Care Settingen
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Rhonda R.en
dc.contributor.authorBeverly, Claudia Jeanen
dc.contributor.authorSavdoval, Tina M.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRhonda R. Davis, RN, F-GNLA, rhonda.davis3@mlh.org; Claudia J. Beverly, RN, FAAN; Tina M. Savdoval, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602790en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Improving Geriatric Outcomes through a Nurse Led Interprofessional  Team in the Acute Care Setting The Geriatric Nurse Leadership Academy (GNLA) is an 18 month mentored leadership experience that is designed to operationalize learned leadership behaviors by assisting and supporting the fellow in developing and implementing a project that is centered on improving geriatric outcomes.  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has a culture of continuous quality improvement and leadership development and therefore chose to participate in the 2014-2015 GNLA cohort recognizing that as an organization the advancement of nursing practice in the care of older adults deserves attention in the community and the profession. A team was assembled to develop needed tools and provide education about the benefits of improving geriatric competence. Metrics to evaluate the program and it its impact were agreed upon and systems were put into place to monitor and share the results.  Involvement in GNLA fostered a partnership of a variety of disciplines and the interprofessional project identified and addressed several geriatric initiatives: enhance the geriatric knowledge of 100% of the bedside nurses on the medical surgical unit, implement geriatric training of new graduates in facility orientation and weekly team conferences with the pharmacist, case manager, social worker, patient care coordinator and nurse of geriatric patients on the unit.  The expectation of this collaborative effort is to develop a team that is equipped with the clinical competencies to meet the needs of the older adult and focus on a plan using multiple strategies to decrease length of stay, increase patient satisfaction, and ultimately improve clinical outcomes of older patients. Over time the goal is to expand this geriatric knowledge and experience to enhance the care of this specialized population throughout the organization. Participation GNLA allowed the fellow to address professional and personal challenges that will be encountered as a leader uses an interprofessional project to implement organizational change.en
dc.subjectGNLAen
dc.subjectinterprofessional teamen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:36:48Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:36:48Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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