Magnet Showcase: Structural Empowerment

Premier Nursing News     July 2018

SE04EO: Continuing Education Programs: Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018)

Provide one example of nurses' participation in a professional development activity that demonstrated an improvement in knowledge, skills, and/or practices for professional registered nurses.

Angi Deere and a team of educators’ implementation of RQI for maintaining CPR skills led to a 2.7 percent improvement in patients surviving cardiac arrest.


Provide one example of nurses' participation in a professional development activity that was associated with an improvement in a patient care outcome. 

Deb Ruxer and Susan Bash, within Good Samaritan Hospital’s Family Birthing, provided continuing education to nurses to improve the initial breast-feeding rates. Education of nurses improved breastfeeding within 60 minutes for vaginal births, and 90 minutes for C-section, by 21.7 percent. 

SE05: Non-Nurse Career Programs: Upper Valley Medical Center

Provide one example of a career development opportunity provided by the organization for non-nurse employees or members of the community interested in becoming a registered nurse. This example may include community partnership activities.

Yolanda Munguia, in the Learning Institute, facilitates many opportunities for high school students and community members to job shadow various roles in Premier Health. High School student KJ experienced time with multiple nursing roles in UVMC’s emergency department and shares his excitement about becoming a trauma ED nurse. In fact, he plans to enroll at Edison State Community College in fall 2018.

SE06: Nurses as Teachers: Good Samaritan Hospital

Provide one example of an educational activity provided by the organization focused on improving nurses' expertise in teaching a patient or family.

The ICM team, led by GSH leaders, created education to ensure accurate understanding of case managers and social workers with less than one year of experience to increase effectiveness of patient teaching. Content and sharing were provided by experienced case managers and social workers. The goal was to decrease readmissions and length of stay. 

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