Library Manager Morristown Medical Center Health Science Library Morristown, New Jersey
Background: Magnet hospitals are an elite group. Currently there are around 509 hospitals worldwide with Magnet status. Obtaining and keeping Magnet Status is a prestigious accomplishment that recognizes a hospital's superior nursing process and quality patient care leading to the highest levels of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. The hospital librarian, being a member of the Magnet Team can play a major supporting role in obtaining and keeping Magnet status to keep their hospital's competitive advantage.
Description: Focusing on the 5 Model Components and the 14 Magnet forces, this abstract suggests tasks and relationships for the librarian with nursing leadership and nursing staff. The librarian must build a strong collection of information resources and offer a variety of access points and learning opportunities to form best practices and practice evidence based care. Also, the librarian should support and participate in initiatives, like a residency or scholarly publishing. The librarian should create alerts of relevant topics, follow them closely and push literature to significant people. As for a journal club, the librarian may facilitate or certainly supply quality papers for discussion. The librarian should maintain a repository of the nurse's publications, posters and podium presentations. The librarian may help to gather, index and edit the required Magnet documents. The librarian is eager to speak to the Magnet appraiser.
Conclusion: For participating in the tasks around the Core components and Magnet Forces and serving on the Magnet Team as a Magnet Champion, a hospital librarian may be recognized by the ANCC as an exemplar for supplying quality information resources and service to educate nurses so they may be smarter and better care providers,