The use of national collaborative to promote advanced practice registered nurse-led high-value care initiatives.
BACKGROUND: High-value healthcare focuses on improving healthcare to produce cost effective care, however limited information on the role of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) exists.
PURPOSE: This descriptive report describes APRN-led initiatives implemented as part of a national collaborative promoting the Choosing Wisely® campaign and high-value care measures.
METHOD: An APRN national collaborative focuses on developing and implementing high-value care initiatives. Monthly calls, podcasts, and a file sharing platform are used to facilitate the work of the national collaborative.
FINDINGS: A total of 16 APRN teams from 14 states are participating and have implemented a number of initiatives to reduce unnecessary testing and treatments, promote appropriate antibiotic use, and promote optimal clinical practices such as mobility for hospitalized elderly patients, among others.
DISCUSSION: A national collaborative has proven to be a successful way to engage APRN teams to focus on targeting high-value care and promoting evidence-based practices in clinical care.
Advanced practice registered nurse; Choosing Wisely campaign; Collaborative; High value care
Kleinpell R, Kapu A, Abraham L, et al. The use of national collaborative to promote advanced practice registered nurse-led high-value care initiatives. Nurs Outlook. 2020;68(5):626-636. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2020.04.009