Inside scoop from our experts: Share nurse-sensitive quality data with staff nurses

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, March 24, 2009

This week, a reader asks how to share nurse-sensitive quality indicator data with staff nurses. Read the response from advisor Gina Boring, MSN, RN, NE-BC, director for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® at Aultman Health Foundation in Canton, OH.

Q: How can we share nurse-sensitive quality indicator data with staff nurses?

A: At Aultman, we participate in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), and our quarterly data is shared with staff in a number of ways. Our CNO meets monthly with the executive team where they discuss the NDNQI dashboards, which include all quality indicators (e.g., staffing mix, falls, and restraints). These are then shared with unit directors who in turn share them with nursing staff during unit meetings. This same data is reviewed in the nursing quality and research council and, at the unit level, is a standing agenda item for the shared decision-making councils.

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