Nursing

Ask the expert: Categorizing nursing sensitive indicators

Nurse Leader Insider, May 24, 2010

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This week, Laura Cook Harrington, RN, MHA, CPHQ, CHCQM, discusses how to categorize nursing sensitive indicators once you have identified them.

Q: My organization has just recently identified its nursing sensitive indicators. Is there a way I can classify each indicator into a group?

A: Once your organization has identified its nursing sensitive indicators, now is the perfect time to create a list of all the indicator data sets currently being collected within the organization for nursing performances. The list of indicators used to monitor nursing performance should be categorized into columns within the following headlines:

  • Indicator name
  • Applicability (i.e., the nursing service for which the indicator is relevant)
  • Indicator type (e.g., activity, review, rate, and rule)
  • Nurse relevant

To read more ways to categorize nursing sensitive indicators, click here.

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