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The Faith Community Nursing Network will partner with parishes/congregations to document and communicate their efforts to deliver whole person (spirit, body, mind and relationships) health ministries that enhance health and well-being and relieve suffering among congregational members and communities.  
 
 
The Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Network is a community-based, institutionally supported network of Parish Nursing Networks, Health Ministry Networks and independent nurses. It was designed to help its partners to meet professional documentation standards and to increase sharing of challenges, successes and needs in the care of the whole person-spirit, mind, body, and relationships. Networks, nurses, and health ministry leaders of all denominations and faiths are welcome.

Membership in the Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Network is accomplished through a subscription to the site and services. 
 

Benefits of Subscription Membership to Individual Parish Nurses and Health Ministry Teams Include:  

  • Quick, reliable on-line documentation of individual and group contacts using forms and systems developed and tested by over 100 parish nurses and health ministry team members. 
  • Ability to print individual forms
  • A confidential patient numbering system
  • Reports of cumulative activities for any time frame specified.
  • Reports filtered by criteria you select such as visit type, spiritual/emotional/relational issue type, disease type, age category, and so on.
  • Yearly cumulative reports from the Independent Parish Nurse/Health Ministry Team Network
  • Use data to help evaluate and guide your ministry goals and efforts  
  • Use of NANDA, NIC, and NOC
  • Free use of training site anytime for practice (https://training.fcndocumentation.com)
     

Benefits of Subscription Membership to Network and Collaborations:  

ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE

  • Tracking of your individual network members' use of the system for documentation compliance
  • Decreased data entry time and money for your needed reports
  • Able to filter and sort data based on the interest of those to whom you report (administration, grantors, community interest groups)
  • Able to filter by zip code, region, denomination, faith, particular items of interest
  • Able to use system to gather data on specific projects
      Provide reports to funders
  • Able to use stories to help others understand your work and the work of those you serve
  • Provide your parish nurse/health ministry team members with a benefit for partnership that is a true win-win!
  • Speak with authority about what parish nurse/health ministry teams are doing, for whom, and to some degree, how effectively 
  • Have annual input into quality improvements to the site
  • Receive yearly cumulative reports from the entire conglomerate of Networks (help develop what these reports will look like!)

Help develop and lead parish nurse/health ministry projects in which all who subscribe may participate such as identifying parish nurse interventions and outcomes with diabetic clients, or long term care Medicaid/Medicare cost saving interventions of parish nurse/health ministry team. 
 
  
This site was developed by a grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health given to the St. Joseph's Healthcare Faith Community Nursing Network,  February 2000. The Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals (formerly St. Joseph's Healthcare) Faith Community Nursing Network (FCNN) began developing its documentation tools in 1995 using teams of its parish nurse members. Each year focus teams reviewed the literature and work of other parish nurses and made adjustments to their system to meet their needs and the needs of their clients. The work on the web application site began in June, 2000. In March 2001, pilot testing was completed and documentation using the internet began. The look and function of the site was significantly upgraded March-June 2002. August, 2002, the ability to share the site with others was developed. In July 2003, point of service documentation became available through the use of personal assistive devices (PDAs) and synchronization to the internet through desktops. As the use of PDAs to document using this system dwindled, the use of wireless access has increased.

On July 15, 2007, significant quality improvements to the system were added.  These improvements are the result of collaborative input from FCNs and FCN Coordinators from across the country.

On September 10, 2012, a system rewrite was released. New features and changes are intuitive and easier to use than the previous version. Included changes are option to save your form as draft, an alert when the patient being entered already exists, date validation, age range automatically filling in when date of birth is entered, and no limit on the number of activities or nursing diagnoses/issues you can enter.

On February 3, 2014, the new FCN Professional Process Module section was added.  In collaboration with Advocate Health, the North American Nursing Diagnoses Association (NANDA), Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) systems was added as an optional section under the title of FCN Professional Process Module to the Individual Interaction form. 


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