January 19, 2012

Magnet Update

Magnet Update

Appraisers from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center will be on-site at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and clinics from Feb. 20 through Feb. 24, and the tentative schedule for when appraisers will each visit specific units and departments during that week has been distributed.

A key issue the appraisers will be looking at is how the six main goals of the Nursing Quality and Performance Improvement Plan (NQPIP) establishes the framework that supports highly personalized, quality care to our patients and families.

• Engaging nurses to work with other members of the health care team to ensure safe and reliable care

• Putting in place structures and processes that ensure patient-centered care

• Redesigning care to optimize nurses’ professional expertise and knowledge

• Building systems and a culture of safety that encourage, support and spread vitality and teamwork

• Focusing on transformational leadership at all levels

• Establishing a quality learning system so that nurses at all levels throughout VUMC have access to measurement and feedback about innovative care delivery

Examples of ways that these goals are met include Interdisciplinary Quality Teams, Patient/Family Advisory Councils, Shared Governance and the Nursing Quality Council.

For more information on the Nursing Quality and Performance Improvement Plan visit http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/nqpip and http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/nqpipsummary.