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The Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC): Using data to improve the quality & safety of nursing care

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This presentation will describe the development and ongoing evolution of the Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC). AUSNOC is a collaborative research centre that assists hospitals to collect data on the quality and safety of nursing care. Structure, process and outcome data is collected using four constructs: Care and Caring; Communication; Coordination & Collaboration; and Safety. The data collected includes administrative data, adverse events (falls, pressure injuries, medication errors, staphylococcus blood stream infections), observational studies of processes of care and the use of three periodic surveys that use validated tools (Nursing Work Index – Revised: Australian; Caring Assessment Tool; and one of a number of approved Patient Experience Surveys). Feasibility testing of the AUSNOC indicator set was undertaken in 2016 in three hospitals in NSW, Australia. This presentation will describe the key findings from the feasibility study and statistically significant relationships between structural measures, the practice environment and the four constructs.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Sim, J., Joyce-McCoach, J., Crookes, P. & Gordon, R. (2017). The Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC): Using data to improve the quality & safety of nursing care. The National Nursing Forum 2017 eProgram and Abstracts (pp. 88-88).

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Abstract


  • This presentation will describe the development and ongoing evolution of the Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC). AUSNOC is a collaborative research centre that assists hospitals to collect data on the quality and safety of nursing care. Structure, process and outcome data is collected using four constructs: Care and Caring; Communication; Coordination & Collaboration; and Safety. The data collected includes administrative data, adverse events (falls, pressure injuries, medication errors, staphylococcus blood stream infections), observational studies of processes of care and the use of three periodic surveys that use validated tools (Nursing Work Index – Revised: Australian; Caring Assessment Tool; and one of a number of approved Patient Experience Surveys). Feasibility testing of the AUSNOC indicator set was undertaken in 2016 in three hospitals in NSW, Australia. This presentation will describe the key findings from the feasibility study and statistically significant relationships between structural measures, the practice environment and the four constructs.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Sim, J., Joyce-McCoach, J., Crookes, P. & Gordon, R. (2017). The Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC): Using data to improve the quality & safety of nursing care. The National Nursing Forum 2017 eProgram and Abstracts (pp. 88-88).

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  • 88

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  • 88