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211 - The Patient Caring Touch System: How the Army Transformed Professional Nursing Practice in Its Worldwide Network of Hospitals and Clinics

‐ Sep 28, 2013 10:15am

This session describes The Patient Caring Touch System and how it was designed to reduce clinical quality variance by adopting a set of internally and externally validated best practices. Topics include how the system promotes standards, not standardization, for nursing care and how these standards help measure nurse-sensitive outcomes and innovations.

Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.


  • Discuss the basic tenets of Patient Caring Touch System and "why" it is important to patient outcomes and nursing satisfaction.
  • Discuss the PCTS components and respective standards.
  • List and describe the benefits of the PCTS to patients and staff.


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