What the New or Not-So-New Nurse Needs to Know: This session is for nurses who are new to ambulatory nursing in an outpatient practice or clinic environment. Administrative, quality, and clinical aspects of day-to-day management of an ambulatory practice are reviewed including use of cycle-time metrics to assess workflow efficiency. Basic data analysis using fundamental volume indicators is demonstrated.
Describe the major concepts of the changing paradigm in healthcare today.
Restate key characteristics in the physical and clinical ambulatory environment of care.
Review availability of ambulatory-specific resources from the CDC.
Ambulatory RN Residency Program: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation 3 supports the development of RN residency programs for new graduate RNs, recent RN graduates from an advanced practice program, and RNs new to a specialty. This discussion provides an opportunity to learn about a structured professional approach to improving ambulatory nursing practice.
Define the need for an ambulatory residency program for new graduates and RNs new to the ambulatory specialty.
Describe the program components of an ambulatory residency program.