Best practice: Dashboards help nurses improve nurse-sensitive quality indicators

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, August 18, 2009

Nursing staff members at Portsmouth's Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)—which has been designated as an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) organization since 2008—need only take a quick glance at their nursing-sensitive quality indicator dashboards to see how their unit is doing.

The indicators displayed will be color-coded red or green, providing instant feedback on quality performance. If objectives are being met, the indicator is green, but it is an eye-catching red if objectives are not being met.

"We can tell at a glance how we're doing," says Karen Marshall Thompson, RN, MS, CNS, director of home care services and MRP colead.

Source: HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, August issue. Don't have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro's Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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