Nursing Practice Council
The Nursing Practice Council is responsible for reviewing, revising and making recommendations as needed on policies, procedures and standards impacting nursing practice at KentuckyOne Health Louisville Area Facilities.
Nursing Practice Council members use evidenced-based research in this process to help define nursing practice and values input from their fellow team members.
When necessary, the council partners with the Education Council to disseminate information regarding policy and practice changes and with the Nursing Research Council when reviewing and revising policies.
New products and equipment are also reviewed by the Council. The Practice Council seeks assistance from interdisciplinary team members, including Nutrition, Blood Bank, Diabetes Clinicians and other specialty areas when reviewing issues that affect patient care. The Council also uses collegial relationships to improve patient care.
Members of the 2012 Nursing Practice Council
(Back row: left to right) Wendy Kneisler, Pre-op/PACU; Janet Gowen, Frazier Education; Ann Bray, 5 Towers; Madonna Kirby, 7/8 Heart & Lung; Cara Preston, 3 East; Cathy Greulich, Medical Center East (Front row: left to right) Jenny Ethridge (Co-chair), 6/7 Towers; Sarah Bledsoe (Chair), ICU South; Brittany Adams (Co-chair), ICU South; Chris Holtman, Pharmacy