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1. Straw, Christen. Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit.

Degree: DNP, Nursing, 2018, University of San Francisco

Abstract Average hospital turnover rates in the US reached 18.2% in 2017. Turnover rates for registered nurses (RNs) were also at an all-time high of 16.8%. RN turnover can cost up to 61,100 per nurse resulting in the average hospital loss of 5.7 million per year (NSI, 2018). Employee engagement and job satisfaction levels are predictors of nursing turnover and patient outcomes and should be a top priority for nurse leaders. A disengaged workforce not only affects team morale and organizational spending, but it also impacts the quality of patient care. Multiple studies suggest that employee engagement is the number one variable linked to patient mortality (Kruse, 2015; Zwillinger & Huster, 2017). Therefore, a Nurse Manager Employee Engagement Toolkit (NMEET) was created and implemented over 18 months with the intent to mitigate low engagement levels, high rates, and unsustainable spending within an urban, academic organization. Comparison of pre- and post-implementation data revealed significant improvements in employee engagement and team morale leading to a decrease in departmental turnover by 11.5%. Additionally, substantial cost savings are associated with increasing the size of the float pool as a safe staffing strategy to decrease the use of overtime and contract RNs. Successful implementation of the NMEET highlights the critical role nurse managers play in improving staff engagement through investing and empowering frontline staff while simultaneously creating a work environment that fosters high performing teams capable of achieving superior patient outcomes. Keywords: engagement, turnover, job satisfaction, toolkit, nurse manager, float pool Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Catherine Coleman, Rev. Timothy Godfrey.

Subjects/Keywords: employee engagement; nurse manager; nurse leader; toolkit; turnover; float pool; Leadership Studies; Nursing; Nursing Administration; Organization Development

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APA (6th Edition):

Straw, C. (2018). Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/dnp/150

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Straw, Christen. “Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit.” 2018. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed February 26, 2020. https://repository.usfca.edu/dnp/150.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Straw, Christen. “Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit.” 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Straw C. Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2018. [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/dnp/150.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Straw C. Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2018. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/dnp/150

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Abad, Alvin Joseph. Defying the Gravity of Falls on MSU.

Degree: MSN, 2018, University of San Francisco

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for adult males in the United States and have been an ongoing problem on the Medical Surgical Unit (MSU). Therefore, the aim of this project is to increase fall prevention education and communication on MSU in order to ultimately improve fall rates. Although there are currently fall prevention processes already in place, these may not be sufficient as demonstrated by recent fall metrics. Many RNs on MSU are fairly new nurses; and their enthusiasm and adaptability may be an advantage for this evidence-based project. Furthermore, the management team seems to be well respected and has already begun to facilitate a culture of safety over the last two years. Based on the gathered data and a literature review, it was obvious that staff and patient education and communication were the areas that needed to be addressed. Interventions were implemented in three phases that consisted of an educational in-service, a patient education sheet and contract, a communication board, and S.B.A.R. emails to staff. Pre-intervention data was gathered from multiple sources including the incident report system, the electronic health record (EHR), bedside audits, nurse surveys, and patient surveys. Data from the same sources will also be gathered post-implementation. There has been a downtrend of fall occurrences on MSU since the initiation of the interventions. The fall prevention team anticipates increased utilization of general prevention measures (bed alarm, patient belongings at bedside, etc.), increased staff awareness of the frequency of falls, improved nurse perception regarding the adequacy of patient fall education, and increased patient education. Through this project, the student was able to exercise the many different CNL roles in an environment he was unfamiliar with. By utilizing the proper frameworks, and with guidance and support from leadership, he was able to facilitate change by converting evidence-based literature into practice. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Carlee Balzaretti, Dr. Catherine Coleman.

Subjects/Keywords: Falls; Patient Safety; CNL; Quality Improvement; Geriatric Nursing; Nursing Administration; Other Nursing

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APA (6th Edition):

Abad, A. J. (2018). Defying the Gravity of Falls on MSU. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/829

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Abad, Alvin Joseph. “Defying the Gravity of Falls on MSU.” 2018. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed February 26, 2020. https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/829.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Abad, Alvin Joseph. “Defying the Gravity of Falls on MSU.” 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Abad AJ. Defying the Gravity of Falls on MSU. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2018. [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/829.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Abad AJ. Defying the Gravity of Falls on MSU. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2018. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/829

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Remo, Kaye. Implementation of a Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project.

Degree: MSN, 2018, University of San Francisco

Abstract Problem: The clinical nurse leader (CNL) performed a microsystem assessment using the Dartmouth assessment tool to evaluate the microsystem’s readiness to provide safe care for pediatric post-operative cardiovascular patients. The microsystem is a 12-bed unit caring for critically ill pediatric patients requiring intensive monitoring and therapy. The microsystem’s interdisciplinary team is comprised of medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists, and pharmacists. During assessment and gap analysis, the CNL identified gaps in nursing knowledge and skills to deliver safe care for this patient population during the immediate post-operative phase of recovery. There is a concern for patient safety and poor quality outcomes due to these gaps. Since it is a new patient population for the microsystem, there are no protocols nor tools in place for nurses to feel confident in their ability to safely and effectively care for these patients. Context: As part of the organization’s integration efforts, the pediatric cardiovascular surgical service will be offered to its members beginning August 2018. This service will be piloted in a 12-bed microsystem, where the care of the patients post-operatively will occur. The microsystem interdisciplinary team has never cared for these patients in their immediate post-operative phase of recovery. Approximately 40% of the nurses in the microsystem are master’s prepared, and 85% of the nurses in the microsystem have over 5 years of experience in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Because this is a new patient population for the microsystem, a nursing knowledge and skills gap was identified. Nurses are not confident and competent to care for these patients in the current state. To address this, prior to the first surgical date of August 15, 2018, the organization partnered with a neighboring organization with extensive experience in caring for congenital heart disease patients for training and education. Thirty-five out of 70 nurses in the microsystem, who volunteered to be part of the core group of cardiothoracic (CT) surgery trained nurses, were sent to that organization for training and education. Each nurse received 32 hours of didactic classes and 36 hours of hands-on precepted training in the other organization. The microsystem also provided 8 hours of further education and training of equipment and simulation. After training and education, the CNL collaborated with the nurse manager and frontline interdisciplinary team to create a hand-off tool and to define nurse roles during post-operative take back to ensure safety and quality outcomes during the most critical phase of the patient’s recovery. Intervention: The interdisciplinary team created a post-operative hand-off tool for a safe hand off at the PICU. The tool includes basic patient information, weight, diagnosis, surgical procedure, intraoperative information such… Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Nancy Taquino, Dr. Catherine Coleman.

Subjects/Keywords: Patient Safety; Pediatrics; Hand Off; Tool; Pediatric Nursing

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APA (6th Edition):

Remo, K. (2018). Implementation of a Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/847

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Remo, Kaye. “Implementation of a Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project.” 2018. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed February 26, 2020. https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/847.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Remo, Kaye. “Implementation of a Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project.” 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Remo K. Implementation of a Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2018. [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/847.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Remo K. Implementation of a Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2018. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/847

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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