Shared Decision Making | UnityPoint - Fort Dodge
UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Inviting Growth in Nursing and Igniting Teams in Excellence

Nurses at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center have participated in the Decisional Involvement Scale (DIS) survey to share their thoughts about the types of decisions in which they want to be involved.  The results of the DIS survey were utilized to develop a Shared Decision Making (SDM) Model for nurses at Trinity Regional Medical Center called Inviting Growth in Nursing and Igniting Teams in Excellence (IGNITE).  

Structure and Responsibilities of Ignite Councils 

Each council is made up of nurses from a variety of roles and departments, including nurses with expertise in each area. Each council is lead by a chair and co-chair who are not managers. All IGNITE council members meet with the Nursing Leadership/Strategy Council. The council includes the Chief Nursing Executive, senior staff, nurse managers and other representatives. They coordinate the council objectives, determine budget needs and other leadership responsibilities.

Nursing Practice and Operations Council

  • Evaluation of Care Delivery 
  • Staffing and Scheduling 
  • Patient Education and Health Literacy 
  • Sustainability 
  • Nursing Documentation

Evidence Based Practice and Education Council

  • Competency Development/Orientation/Mentorship 
  • Promotion of Educational Advancement
  • Evidence-Based Practice/Standards
  • Core Measures
  • Performance Improvement Activity

Nursing Professional Image Council

  • Recruitment/Retention 
  • Promotion of Community and Hospital Events 
  • Professional Relationships/Work Life Issues 
Pathway to Excellence

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where hospital staff can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of staff at Trinity and identifies it as one of the best places for a rewarding career. 

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