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Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Save meeting minutes

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, October 7, 2008

Last week, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) in New Orleans received best practices on how to prepare for the journey toward designation. During the next several weeks, we’ll feature some of the highlights here in the e-newsletter.

This week, we’ll look at the written documentation, including ways to save minutes from shared governance council meetings:

One way to save meeting minutes is by placing them on the hospital’s intranet site. Placing minutes in one central location will be valuable when you need to find a particular meeting minute to showcase as evidence in the written documentation. Also, save a printed copy of all minutes and place in a file folder—you never know if appraisers may want to view them. “During our site visit this past June, our appraisers asked to see a hard copy of every meeting minute for our shared governance councils for the past year,” says Barbara Hannon, RN, MSN, CPHQ, MRP coordinator at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.

Source: HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Don’t miss out on our next workshop! Sign up now for the March 2009 workshop in Phoenix to receive real “how-to” strategies on creating a culture of excellence. 

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