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Q&A: Empirical Outcomes Sources of Evidence

Little questionQUESTION:
For the EOs, the SOE indicates to provide “supporting evidence in the form of a graph”. Is that the ONLY evidence that is accepted for the EOs or can we include 4 other pieces of supporting evidence to equal 5 (if needed)?

ANSWER:
The graphed pre- and post-intervention data IS the evidence.  No other form of evidence should be submitted for these Empirical Outcomes sources of evidence examples.

Remember to use NCP’s EO Checklist when creating your graphs:

EO Checklist

Q&A: Pre-data Timeline

QUESTION:
Can we utilize pre-data prior to 30 months of the intervention as long as the intervention occurred within the 30 months and the post data is within the 30 months reporting period?

ANSWER:
Yes, you can use pre-data prior to the 30 months of the intervention as long as the intervention and post intervention date is within the 30 month reporting period.

It is important to clearly label your pre-implementation date, followed by the intervention date and provide at least THREE data points post intervention.

NCP recommends that you use our EO checklist as you create your document:

EO Checklist

Graph example

 

Q&A: Nurse Satisfaction Requirements

Question:Survey
We plan to submit our Magnet® document in early to mid 2016. We currently use  the Morehead Engagement survey for the staff and the nurses.  Do you know if the Morehead tool will be sufficient to meet the requirements for Nurse Satisfaction in April 2016?

Answer:
Morehead has merged with Press Ganey and the Magnet® office has been in dialogue with them.  The Magnet® office advises that Press Ganey will meet the Magnet® requirements.

Q&A: Unit Based Data

indexQUESTION:
Help – we don’t have unit-based data for all of our units! What units must we report CLASI and CAUTI data on to fulfill the requirements in the 2014 Magnet manual?

ANSWER:
Organizations are required to submit CLABSI and CAUTI data on every unit where they have central lines and Foleys.

 

Q&A: Intervention Points

Welcome back to The Magnet® Corner. NCP Consultants frequently address lots of questions regarding specific Magnet® requirements and guidelines. The most frequently asked questions will be addressed here.

QUESTION 1:
How many post intervention data points do I need to provide in our Magnet® EO documentation under the 2014 Magnet Manual®?

ANSWER:
Post intervention data must be trended with minimum of three data points.

It is important to clearly label your pre-implementation date, followed by the intervention date and provide at least THREE data points post intervention.

NCP recommends that you use our EO checklist as you create your document:

EO Checklist

Here is an example that meets all expectations:

Graph example

Please check back frequently for more updates. If you have any other questions regarding intervention data points, please comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Magnet® Updates and Annoucements

Welcome to our new blog, The Magnet® Corner. We hope you find this blog helpful and useful as well as a place where you can come to get all of your Magnet® questions answered.

First and foremost, it is very important to visit the Magnet Program® site frequently to keep informed of changes. Here are the most recent updates:

1. Manual Updates were posted in June, 2014  http://nursecredentialing.org/2014-MagnetManualUpdates
2. The Demographic Data Collection Tool Worksheet is now available at http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet/Magnet-FormsTemplates/DemographicInfoForm

Next is news of how Magnet® status can actually increase your hospitals revenue:

Breaking Research News: Study Finds Magnet Status Increases Hospital Revenue by More Than $1.2 Million per Year
Hospitals accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as Magnet® Hospitals are recognized for having better nursing environments, promoting excellence in nursing practice, and providing high quality patient care. Now a new study, published in the May issue of Medical Care, finds that becoming a Magnet® Hospital also increases revenue by an average of $1,229,770 to $1,263,926 annually. Click here to read more.

Stay tuned and check back frequently as we’ll be updating The Magnet® Corner with more helpful Magnet® information, tips and advice to help you along your journey.

Welcome to NCP’s Magnet® Corner

NCP is excited to announce the addition of our blog “The Magnet® Corner”. The blog will be launched soon and will contain all things Magnet® related.