Nurses debut professional practice model during Nurse Week
Starting last summer, nurses at the three Yale New Haven Health System hospitals began to work on creating a professional practice model (PPM) that graphically represents the excellence of their practice and outcomes. The project started before the integration of YNHH and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, so nurses on the York Street Campus reached out to their counterparts on Chapel Street and included them in the project.
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Each hospital developed a core team of 10 direct care nurses and a team facilitator.
In retreats, they reviewed evidence, language and shared values to determine the key elements they wanted to include in the professional practice model.
The groups came together to create rough sketches of their PPMs and then worked with a professional designer to finalize their vision.