Clinical Practice Committee

Purpose

The Clinical Practice Committee of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) supports the mission to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing. It addresses issues that are related to clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing, by expanding the awareness and utilization of evidenced-based practice (EBP), research, and performance/quality improvement among medical-surgical nurses.

Responsibilities

The Clinical Practice Committee:

  • Develops statements or guidelines for AMSN concerning medical-surgical clinical practice issues as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Periodically reviews and revises the Scope and Standards of Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice, as directed by the Board of Directors
  • Reviews and comments on statements from other professional groups who are seeking endorsements or comment from AMSN on issues of medical-surgical nursing, as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Moderates and responds to clinical discussions by medical-surgical nurses via the AMSN HUB, specifically trying to expand the awareness and utilization of evidenced-based practice (EBP), research, and performance/quality improvement among medical-surgical nurses.
  • Performs ongoing review of nursing procedures and skills as directed by the Board of Directors.

The Clinical Practice Committee consists of a Chairperson and 4-6 members, 4-6 Hub moderators and 4-6 reviewers, (committee max of 12 + the chair) and is assisted by a Board Liaison and Staff Liaison.