Navigating Collaborative Relationships: Developing Synergy between Clinical Nurses and Nurse Managers
Recorded on August 21, 2013 (60 minutes)

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Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, which is what teamwork is all about! Team collaboration is a key ingredient in delivering safe, quality, compassionate care for any health care organization. When health care professionals are not communicating effectively, errors occur.

Collaborative relationships are those in which team members work together in a seamless manner. They result in increased nurse job satisfaction and positive patient outcomes. But what exemplifies ideal collaboration?

Take part in this webinar and learn how you can stop being a barrier to collaboration and instead build collaborative relationships. Learn how the ANA/AONE Principles for Collaborative Relationships can turn you into a facilitator.

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Katie Brewer, MSN, RN, is an assistant director of the patient care services division in the Fairfax (Va.) County Health Department. Ms. Brewer has a leadership and management role for clinical health services and public health programs that aim to promote, protect, and improve the health and quality of life for residents and visitors to the county. Ms. Brewer has programmatic oversight for the communicable disease programs, homeless health program, and is the division lead on the departmentís emergency preparedness team. Prior to her role with Fairfax County, Ms. Brewer served as ANA's senior policy analyst, providing expert and evidence-based analysis in issues related to nursing practice. She served as the associationís representative to several national groups, including the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and The Joint Commission. Prior to joining ANA, Ms. Brewer was a senior public health nurse in Arlington, Va., a semi-urban community just outside Washington DC. Here she held positions as the Immunization Clinical Services Coordinator, and the Coordinator of a newborn/post-partum home visiting program. She was instrumental in risk communication and emergency planning and response. Using her knowledge of educational design and adult learning principles she has developed educational programming related to her areas of nursing expertise. She has a BA in journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, a BSN from Columbia University, and an MSN from the University of Virginia.

Navigating Collaborative Relationships: Developing Synergy between Clinical Nurses and Nurse Managers provides 1.0 CNE contact hours (60 minute contact hour).

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178 for 1.2 contact hours (50 minute contact hour).

Objective 1: Discuss the three guiding themes promoting collaborative relationships

Objective 2: Describe two factors that facilitate collaboration.