Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Nursing has been accepted to present at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) conference in Boston on March 21-24, 2012. The abstract titled “Making Clinical Transformation Meaningful to Front-Line Nursing Staff Produces Fewer Hospital-Acquired Infections, Pressure Ulcers and Patient Falls” was submitted in August 2011. It highlights nurse-led initiatives to bring clinical transformation efforts down to the nursing unit level.
According to Lesia Douglas, vice president Patient Care Services/CNE, Bon Secours Maryview, initiatives that have contributed to the education of front-line nursing staff and the reduction of hospital acquired infections, pressure ulcers and falls include:
- Nurse huddle process
- Daily manager meetings focusing on skin, Foley catheters and PICC lines
- Interdisciplinary rounding
- Nursing Quality committee
- Falls team
- Skin rounds
“This achievement was a combined effort, and we appreciate everyone’s support as we look forward to the conference in March 2012,” Douglas said.
This is the first time Bon Secours Maryview Nursing has achieved abstract acceptance to a national conference. “Congratulations to the team for such an amazing improvement in patient care,” said Ashford Denman, director of Clinical Business Operations. “They are only recognizing what we already know has been accomplished at Maryview. Congratulations to everyone.”