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  Audio  CE  Nurse Advocacy and Peer Review: A Magnet Redesignated Hospital Perspective
Date:   10/3/2012Time:   1:15 PM EDT-2:15 PM EDTMagnet hospitals represent the center of innovation of healthcare and the services offered by the nursing profession. Two hallmarks of these organizations include strong nurse advocate programs through structural empowerment to both assist and empower nurses to own their practice and have an impactful voice. Secondly, peer review systems for exemplary practice provide the mechanism for feedback from peers regarding a clinician's strengths and opportunities. This peer feedback is woven into the evaluation of the professional practice of the nurse being evaluated for the purpose of improvement and illumination. Providing these two important elements can be difficult in the best of environments and can prove to be a challenge for even the most experienced nurse leaders. Design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of a peer review and nurse advocate program will be discussed.
  • Describe the nurse advocacy program structure in a Texas hospital.
  • Identify challenges for implementing a peer review and nurse advocate program and tips to overcome the barriers.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a peer review program.
Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Executive, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has a career in nursing spanning 22 years in both clinical and leadership positions. He has led facilities to Magnet Designation and Re-designation in 2003, 2008, and 2011, becoming the first facility in North Texas to receive such honors. He received the Regional Nurses Week Excellence award and the National Visionary Leader award in 2008. TNA District 4 Nurse of the year in 2008, the TONE Excellence in Leadership Award, 2009, and the D-Magazine Nursing Excellence Award in 2012.

He is a lecturer at the university, national, and community level, speaking on topics of customer service, transition to practice, evidence-based practice, moral courage in nurse leaders, advancing quality, dispute resolution, and neurological assessment. He is a published author on topics ranging from "just" culture environments for nursing practice, moral courage in nurse leaders to implementing evidence-based practice and is a research author.

He is adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman's University. He serves both community and university colleges of nursing advisory boards, and as an advisor to nursing publications. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and Nursing Executive Advanced-Board Certified by ANCC.

Dr. Edmonson serves as the Treasurer for Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and the President of the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives; as such he is actively involved in policy decisions at the local and state level. He is also the Vice-President of The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. and serves as the Co-Lead for the Texas Team, Advancing Practice Team for the implementation of the RWJF IOM Future of Nursing Report recommendations in the state of Texas.

Cole Edmonson has disclosed no relevant, real or apparent personal or professional financial relationships.
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