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Nursing Accomplishments

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​FY19 Nursing Annual Accomplishments

 

At Baylor Scott & White Health, our nurses are dedicated to the care of a diverse community of patients. As members of our frontline care team, they take pride in seeking opportunities to provide a higher level of care.

In 2019, the nurses at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving worked together to deliver excellence in key areas of nursing.

Transformational Leadership

 
 
  • Implemented breakfast with CNO and staff event (“Breakfast with Becky”)
  • Improved Nurse Manager Practice Environment Scale from 5.42 to 5.50 (on a six-point scale), with a benchmark average response rate of 4.77
  • Improved nurse retention rate from 83% in 2018 to 85.8% in 2019

Structural Empowerment

 
 
  • BSN rate 89.46%
  • Certification rate 49.45%
  • Implemented nurse residency program and improved graduation rate from 89.5% to 98.6%
  • Implemented DAISY Award recognition for individuals and teams
  • Recognized three nurses with the D Magazine Nursing Excellence award

Exemplary Professional Practice

  • - Re-designated as Stroke Center with zero deficiencies
  • - Decreased hospital-wide fall rate from 2.45 in 2018 to 1.95 in 2019 (per 1,000 patient days)
  • - Improved Emergency Department Left Without Being Seen (LWBOS) from 0.65% to 0.3% (national average around 2%)
  • - Improved HCAHPS composite score from 71.5 in 2018 to 73 in 2019
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New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

  • - NDNQI RN Retention in the NICU
  • - A Pilot Study of the Feasibility of a Depression and Suicide Screening Quality Indicator
  • - National Research Project to Improve NICU Infant Outcomes
  • - Measuring the Clinical Nurses Perceptions of Workplace Bullying: A Pilot Study
  • - Measuring the Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Perceptions of Workplace Bullying: A Pilot Study
  • - Upshaw, M. (2019). Standardization: A Concept Analysis. MEDSURG Nursing, 28(2), 132-134.
  • - Boettcher, P., Hunter, R., McGonagle, P. (2019). Using Lean Principles of Standard Work to Improve Clinical Nursing Performance. Nursing Economics, 37(3), 152-158.
  • - Dawes, D. and Huddleston, P. (October 2018). Susie Pet Robotic Therapy in Acute Care Hospital Settings. Ochsner Evidence Based Practice and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • - Cormier, J. (November 2018). Evidence Based Quality Improvement. BNA Webinar Presentation.
  • - Huddleston, P. (February 2019). Measuring Nurse Leaders’, Direct Care Nurses’, and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Perceptions of a Healthy Work Environment within Acute Care Settings. Sigma Theta Tau Creating a Healthy work Environment, New Orleans, LA.
  • - Cormier, J. (June 2019). Safety and the BNA Nurse Guidelines of Care. UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting Pre-Course: Hyperbaric Oxygen safety:  Clinical & Technical Issues in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • - Cormier, J. (June 2019). Using Evidence-Based Practice to establish a high protein drink protocol. UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • - Huddleston, P. (October 2018). Measuring Direct Care Nurses and Nurse Leaders Perceptions of a Healthy Work Environment within Acute Care Settings: North and Central Divisions of Baylor Scott & White Health. Ochsner Evidence Based Practice and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • - Yen Munoz, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CEN (Emergency Department Nursing Supervisor completed an Aspire Plan entitledWould focused service education to the nurse technicians in the Emergency Department improve patient satisfaction scores on the nurse domain section of Press Ganey?”
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