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M. D. Anderson nurses find empowerment in PACTs
Date:5/15/2008

185 percent at M. D. Anderson from March 2007 to March 2008. Clinical nurses comprise 62 percent of the total nursing population at M. D. Anderson and in 2007, approximately 8.8 percent of clinical nurses participated in the PACTs. In 2008, approximately 21.5 percent took part.

According to Cline, other groups that have particularly high representation on the PACTs include nursing management, education/nursing instructors and specialized nurses, such as case managers and those in quality improvement, infection control and nursing informatics.

Since 2006, M. D. Anderson's Nursing Practice Congress has been presented with more than 90 nursing practice issues and established 54 PACTs. To date, the groups have resolved 47 issues, and seven are awaiting review on policies or procedures. Since September 2007, 14 additional PACTs have formed, seven standing committees continue work and 16 issues have been resolved or closed.

Since they were established, PACTs have tackled nursing issues that include developing a nursing-driven venous thromboembolism (VTE) assessment, a better pain assessment tool and a program to reduce the risk of calls among outpatients; clarifying instruction on the care of chest tubes; and enhancing consistency of practice regarding drain care. Other PACTs are devoted to issues such as diversity, Nurses Week activities, electronic medical record planning and competency development.


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Contact: Julie A. Penne
jpenne@mdanderson.org
281-460-1788
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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