Inside best practice: Review the course and set guidelines

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, March 29, 2010

Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from an article by Tammy L. Berbarie, BA, RN, RN-BC, is the accreditation coordinator at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas.

When we collected sources of evidence the first time, the process was not well defined, which affected our ability to collect documentation in an efficient manner. It’s important for plans to be well thought out, taking into account previous initiatives and incorporating the methods that worked well in the past as well as new proposed initiatives. So this time we planned ahead and all the team members reviewed the plan to ensure everyone was onboard.

I conducted meetings at all levels in the organization. I also attended council meetings to share the plan, goals, and expectations. This was an opportunity for sharing and engaging the team to ask questions, seek clarity, and participate in the plan. Establishing a partnership with our team helped us to achieve accountability.


Source: This excerpt is from the March issue of HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. 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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