The Admission and Discharge Nurse Role: A Quality Initiative to Optimize Unit Utilization, Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse Perceptions of Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/613233
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Quasi-Experimental Study, Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
The Admission and Discharge Nurse Role: A Quality Initiative to Optimize Unit Utilization, Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse Perceptions of Collaboration
Author(s):
Handy, Kathryn
Additional Author Information:
Kathryn Handy, MS, RN, handykb at pgcc dot edu
Advisors:
Bressie, Marylee; Treschuk, Judity; Banchero, Lil
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Registered nurses are at the frontline of the hospital admission and discharge process. Efficiency and collaboration during these processes are critical to the patient care experience and the promotion of safe, high quality care. The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to assess the satisfaction of patients and nurses during the admission and discharge processes as they are streamlined through the initiation of the admission and discharge nurse role. The findings in this report provide insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of such initiatives, highlighting an increase in the number of admissions and discharges and the time taken for completion, in addition to improved nurse satisfaction with the collaborative efforts of the initiative. Understanding the complex health care environment and the need for collaborative relationships among the intraprofessional nursing team is essential to the creation of quality initiatives that focus on the provision of safe and effective care.

Keywords:
admission process; discharge process; collaboration; patient satisfaction; intraprofessional; quality improvement; throughput
MeSH:
Patient Satisfaction
CINAHL Headings:
Patient Admission; Patient Discharge; Nursing Role; Quality Improvement; Nurse Attitudes; Perception; Registered Nurses
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-06-15T17:26:59Z
Date of Publication:
2016-06-15

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorBressie, Maryleeen
dc.contributor.advisorTreschuk, Judityen
dc.contributor.advisorBanchero, Lilen
dc.contributor.authorHandy, Kathrynen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T17:26:59Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-15T17:26:59Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-15-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/613233-
dc.description.abstract<p>Registered nurses are at the frontline of the hospital admission and discharge process. Efficiency and collaboration during these processes are critical to the patient care experience and the promotion of safe, high quality care. The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to assess the satisfaction of patients and nurses during the admission and discharge processes as they are streamlined through the initiation of the admission and discharge nurse role. The findings in this report provide insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of such initiatives, highlighting an increase in the number of admissions and discharges and the time taken for completion, in addition to improved nurse satisfaction with the collaborative efforts of the initiative. Understanding the complex health care environment and the need for collaborative relationships among the intraprofessional nursing team is essential to the creation of quality initiatives that focus on the provision of safe and effective care.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectadmission processen
dc.subjectdischarge processen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectpatient satisfactionen
dc.subjectintraprofessionalen
dc.subjectquality improvementen
dc.subjectthroughputen
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen
dc.titleThe Admission and Discharge Nurse Role: A Quality Initiative to Optimize Unit Utilization, Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse Perceptions of Collaborationen_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsKathryn Handy, MS, RN, handykb at pgcc dot eduen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelQuasi-Experimental Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Admissionen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Dischargeen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Roleen
dc.subject.cinahlQuality Improvementen
dc.subject.cinahlNurse Attitudesen
dc.subject.cinahlPerceptionen
dc.subject.cinahlRegistered Nursesen
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