Exemplary Professional Practice

Nurses at UVA are constantly seeking new ways to develop professionally and to build relationships that extend across the health system and the communities we serve. Whether it’s collaborating with other disciplines to improve care or partnering with families to deliver care at home, our overriding purpose is the same: to be the safest place to work and receive care.

Professional Practice Model

EP1

Clinical nurses are involved in development, implementation and evaluation of PPM …

EP2EO

Change in clinical practice as a result of clinical nurses’ involvement in PPM …

EP3EO

RN satisfaction data outperforms the national benchmark used …

Care Delivery Systems

EP4

Nurses establish goals and plans for delivery of patient-centered care …

EP5

Nurses are involved in interprofessional collaborative practice …

EP6

Nurses incorporate specialty standards in the delivery of care …

EP7EO

Nurses evaluate and incorporate professional organizations’ standards of practice …

EP8EO

Nurses use internal and external experts to improve the clinical practice setting …

 


UVA nurses embrace the elements of our professional practice model to continue REDUCING hospital acquired pressure ulcers, IMPROVING patient satisfaction and making the environment SAFER for patients and team members.

Staffing, Scheduling and Budgeting Processes

EP9

Nurses are involved in staff/scheduling to meet the needs of the patient population …

EP10

Nurses use trended data to distribute nursing resources …

EP11EO

Nurses participate in recruitment and retention assessment and planning activities …

 

 

Interprofessional Care

EP12

Nurses are leaders in interprofessional activities to improve the quality of care …

EP13EO

Nurses participate in interprofessional groups to implement and evaluate patient education …

Accountability, Competence and Autonomy

EP14

Resources are available to support decision-making in autonomous nursing practice …

EP15

Nurses engage in formal performance reviews, self-appraisal and peer feedback …

EP16

Nurse autonomy is supported through the organization’s governance structure …

Ethics, Privacy, Security and Confidentiality

EP17

Nurses use resources to address ethical issues related to practice and ethical situations …

Culture of Safety

EP18EO

Workplace safety for nurses is evaluated and improved …

EP19EO

Nurses are involved in risk assessment and error management …

EP20EO

Nurses are involved in the review, action planning and evaluation of patient safety data …

EP21EO

Nurses are involved in implementing and evaluating patient safety goals …

EP22EO

Nurse-Sensitive clinical indicator data outperform the national database used …

EP23EO

Patient satisfaction data (related to nursing care) outperform the national database used …