Exemplary Professional Practice Talking Points

Nurse Engagement
“What were the results of that RN Survey?”
MUSC Nurses were more satisfied than the
national average in six areas but there is room
for improvement in five others:
• MUSC Senior Leaders are investing money in equity
and merit increases (September Town Halls)
• Nurses are empowered to do what is best for patients
– Autonomy is one of our values! (refer to PPM)
• Nurse Alliance, unit councils, & huddles are just a few
ways nurses have input in decision making.
• CNO Advisory Council of clinical nurses meet monthly
and give input on organizational level issues.
Access to
• Need help finding continuing education opportunities?
Talk to your NPDF about online CE, certification, etc.
Nursing Sensitive Clinical Indicators
What are Nursing
Sensitive Indicators?
How is our work area
NDNQI = National Database of
Nursing Quality Indicators
NHSN = National Healthcare
Safety Network
CMS = Centers for Medicaid
and Medicare Services
• Nursing Sensitive Clinical Indicators
(NCSI) are patient outcomes that nursing
care can impact
Injury Falls (NDNQI)
Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (NDNQI)
Smoking Cessation (Internal Benchmark)
SCIP Core Measure (CMS)
Work area specific clinical measures
• Clinical staff should know
– What NSCI are for their work area
– How the area is performing – above or below
the benchmark (refer to poster)
– What the work area is doing to improve
performance, if applicable

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