• Supporting Clinical Nurses in the Dissemination of Best Practices 

      Serwetnyk, Tara; Von Bacho, Stephanie (2017-12-01)
      The Best Practice Showcase at a large, academic medical center, coordinated by a Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner, provides the support and structure for nurses to disseminate research and performance ...
    • Class is Over, Now What? Transform Quaility with Microlearning Refreshers 

      Campbell, William; Crawford, Kathy (2017-12-01)
      As a group, Nurse Professional Development specialists do an extraordinary job of creating meaningful learning events to advance hospital goals. However, NPD specialists can become frustrated when education projects do not ...
    • Creative Patient Tracers for Accreditation Preparation 

      Grey, Mitzi (2017-12-01)
      Patient tracers can be an invaluable tool in the accrediation preparation process. Patient tracers can highlight potential compliance issues and prepare staff for the survey process. The idea of using patient tracers for ...
    • Serving Up Surveys: Maximize Your Response Rates 

      Politsky, Susan M. (2017-12-01)
      The purpose of this educational activity is designed to share with NPD Practitioners evidenced-based strategies that will maximize survey response rates. The Tailored Design Method is one method used to accomplish this. ...
    • Interprofessional Continuing Education Panel: Lessons From the Real World 

      Cheramie, Kim V.; Morgan, Sally; Czyzewski, Katherine; Walker-Vischer, Lisa; Gunn, Heather; Wechsler, Ashley; Tinio, Gina Reid; Hedges, Cathleen (2017-12-01)
      This session features a panel that focuses on team-based professional development—building the right education with the right team and working together! Components of the discussion center on the following experiences ...
    • Simulation and the Second Victim 

      Powers, Rebekah; Sanchez, Lynda (2017-12-01)
      A series of simulation scenarios that had the potential for practice errors to occur were developed and implemented with registered nurse residents. High risk procedures and reported medication errors were reviewed and ...
    • It's Fat Tuesday! Get the Skinny on Lean and the NPD Scope and Standards 

      Price, Greta (2017-12-01)
      One NPD department director was faced with a choice: become irrelevant and extinct or radically change the work being produced within the department. Upon direction from a chief nursing officer to “blow-up” the ...
    • Pushing the Limits of New Grad Orientation: Transforming Into an ED Nurse 

      Rothman, Kelly; Vann, Lizzie (2017-12-01)
      New graduate nurses (NGN) are by their very nature novices: task oriented learners who thrive in consistent environments with clear expectations for growth and development, and discrete rules of performance and behavior. ...
    • Simulation Education to Promote Transition into Clinical Practice 

      Hardin, Katherine; Rossler, Kelly (2017-12-01)
      Nursing Professional Development Practitioners are continuously evaluating optimal teaching-learning methodologies to inform entry into practice success among newly licensed registered nurses. Elements such as preceptor-new ...
    • Applying the Revised NPD Practice Model: Strategies and Lessons Learned 

      Cobb, Susan (2017-12-01)
      The revised NPD Practice Model provides NPD practitioners with a conceptual framework for NPD practice and an opportunity to apply the model in their institution and individual practice. Use of the model can help to clarify ...
    • Preparing for a Massive Influx of New Graduate Nurses 

      Harradine, Brian; Smith-Ransaw, Mazurah; Rupp, Diane (2017-12-01)
      This organization will present the scenarios encountered when preparing for and training a large group (over 50) new graduate nurses starting at one time. The presentation will focus on planning steps, execution steps, and ...
    • Leadership Development for Clinical Staff Nurses: Program Design 

      Cambier, Elizabeth (2017-12-01)
      The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner is responsible for facilitating role development of nurses and healthcare team members, and promoting quality improvement (QI) activities. Using the nursing process ...
    • The Model and the Way: Pairing the Wright Model with Education Extenders 

      Myers, Rebecca (2017-12-01)
      Nurse Professional Development (NPD) practitioners at one facility are transforming annual competencies into on-going competency assessment. The Wright Model for Competency Assessment has been around for several years and ...
    • Teaching Preceptors Using the Cognitive and Affective Domains 

      Bodine, Jennifer; Listopad, Darlene (2017-12-01)
      The organization experienced a lack of standardization of training for preceptors, and a lack of resources for the orientation of new hires. Numerous conversations with new hires throughout the organization indicated that ...
    • Aspire to New Heights in Patient Safety: Elevate the Quality of Transports 

      Smith, Patricia; Bennett, Frances (2017-12-01)
      <p>The Telemetry Transporter Orientation program was created to prepare inpatient Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) with the competencies for ECG interpretation, airway management, and recognition of the signs/symptoms ...
    • Grooming…It Is Not Activities of Daily Living! 

      Harder, Leslie (2017-12-01)
      <b>Background:</b> Grooming is a term that describes how a predator gains trust with children and their caregivers in order to gain access to sexually abuse a child. In collaboration with the protection program, ...
    • If You Build It, They Will Use It. Creating Task Trainers for Simulation 

      Harder, Leslie (2017-12-01)
      <b>Background:</b> There was an identified gap in recognizing the risk of harm from PIV infiltrations and extravasations and, to uncircumcised males pre, during, and post catheterization. This indicated a need ...
    • It’s Big, and it’s Not Easy: Implementing a Transition to Practice Program 

      Parrish, William; Stalsbroten, Valerie (2017-12-01)
      Implementation of an evidence-based (EB) transition to practice (TTP) program has been shown to improve retention of new graduate nurses in the hospital setting (Spector et al, 2015). A twelve-month EB TTP curriculum was ...
    • Nurse Fellowships: Facilitating the Transition to Specialty Practice 

      Diaz, Brenda; Corbett, Anne; Camiling, April (2017-12-01)
      A Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Registered Nurse (RN) Fellowship was developed in a large teaching hospital to increase RN retention, increase professional certification, and encourage the development of evidence based ...
    • Nursing Accuracy Improves with Embedded Clinical Decision Support Tools 

      Lee-Riggins, Andrea (2017-12-01)
      Providing anticoagulation therapy safely is a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal that can impact the safety of patients when performed incorrectly. The Nursing Professional Development Generalist and Informatics ...

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