Nursing

Inside scoop from our experts: OB nurse-sensitive indicators

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, September 3, 2010

This week’s question about nurse sensitive indicators comes from a discussion on JourneyTalk. Evelyn Swenson-Britt, MS, RN, offers some feedback from one of her colleagues, a nurse educator in the women’s health arena.

Q: Can anyone share what they are using for OB nurse sensitive indicators?

A: We use the same nurse indicators in OB as the rest of the hospital. The patient satisfaction survey is the same, and falls, pressure ulcers, patient profile, and pain audits are all the same as the rest of the house. We are looking at the cesarean section infection rate in labor and delivery and discharge times in OB, but those are not considered exclusively nurse-sensitive.

Editor's note: On JourneyTalk you can network with your peers, discuss the new manual, share your helpful tips, and get advice on how to meet the program's expectations. Become a member of JourneyTalk when you subscribe to HCPro's Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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