Singapore Nursing Research Conference

August 17-19, 2020 | Singapore

Frances Dyckman

Nursing Conferences 2020- Frances Dyckman
Frances Dyckman
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, San Bernardino County California, USA
Title : Leveraging the Resources of One Public Hospital and One Private Hospital System to Kick-start a Nurse Driven Movement Program


Twenty first century healthcare environments are focusing on nurse-sensitive quality measures specifically related to safe and high quality patient care. Chief nurse executives and other healthcare leaders are leveraging interdisciplinary collaborative care models to achieve improved patient outcomes. This presentation will describe the journey of an interprofessional collaboration in establishing an evidence-based nurse driven rapid mobility program in a high acuity intensive care unit (ICU). The MOVE ME Mobility program was guided by an interagency collaboration between a single safety net hospital and a robust integrated regional healthcare system. Innovative evidence based practice models, common interdisciplinary goals, and other infrastructure elements will be provided, followed by a description of the MOVE ME Charter, mission/vision statements, logo, sponsors, and the multidisciplinary steering committee.  The “back to basics” approach used to standardize the ICU mobility pathway will illustrate the seamless integration of nursing and physical therapy roles and functions. The presentation will also include the MOVE ME program goals aimed at 1) the reduction of ICU length of stay and 2) the prevention of the hazards of immobility inherent in the critical care environment. The year-long expert consultative services offered by the regional healthcare system will be examined in detail. The unique features of the collaborative will be outlined, followed by a discussion of the development of the evidence-based MOVE ME program strategies, education, tools and other resources. An innovative feature of the mobility program was the incorporation of a safe patient handling initiative, which will be used as an exemplar of safety program bundling to avoid initiative fatigue often experienced by frontline staff. The presentation will conclude will a discussion of the current ICU patient-centric outcomes achieved by both the mobility program and the safe patient handling program. Nursing executives and other nursing leaders continue to strive for optimal quality of life and function for patients and family customers in critical care settings and beyond. The collaborative interagency mobility program is one model of achieving these evidence-based quality measures. Our patients have given us a clear and powerful directive – “Nurse…please MOVE ME!”


Frances Dyckman studied nursing at California State University on the San Bernardino campus (CSUSB) and graduated with a Masters in Nursing with a minor in public health, as well as an advanced practice board certification as a Certified Nurse Specialist. Under the direction of Dr. Barbra Bates-Jenson at the University of Southern California School of Nursing (USC), she completed her Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse training.  She has practiced as an advanced practice nurse with a focus on Risk Management, Quality Improvement, and Research at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC). ARMC is busy academic safety net hospital serving the geographically largest county in the United States. She was instrumental in bring her hospital into compliance with the quality measures mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.


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