Evaluation of an Orthopedic Clinical Orientation Program for Student Nurses Practicing on a Specialty Surgical Unit

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150554
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of an Orthopedic Clinical Orientation Program for Student Nurses Practicing on a Specialty Surgical Unit
Abstract:
Evaluation of an Orthopedic Clinical Orientation Program for Student Nurses Practicing on a Specialty Surgical Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Sinclair, Linda A., BSN, RN, ONC
P.I. Institution Name:St. Vincent Hospital
Title:Specialist, Staff Education-RN
Co-Authors:Lori D. Buckland, BSN, RN, ONC; Teresa L. Payne, BSN, RN, ONC; Melissa A. Hardin, BSN, RN, ONC; Mary Ziemba-Davis, BA
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Our purpose was to assess the value of a clinical orientation program for student nurses scheduled for rotation on a specialty surgical unit. Methods: 45 student nurses from three universities completed clinical rotations on a specialty orthopedic unit between October 12, 2007 and April 15, 2008.  Students attended the clinical orientation program and completed an orthopedic knowledge pretest and posttest.  At the end of their first day on the orthopedic unit, students completed nine yes/no questions assessing how prepared they felt to provide patient care; Patients, supervising staff nurses, and university instructors completed 13 questions  on student preparedness.  Five yes/no questions were completed by students and university instructors at the end of the semester (when rotations in other medical/surgical areas were completed) to assess the value of the orthopedic training program. Results: On average, student nurses correctly answered 36.1% of orthopedic knowledge questions prior to the training program.  After the program, students correctly answered 77.2% of all questions, representing a 140% increase in accuracy.  81.4% of students reported that the program helped them prepare for their first day of patient care.  Mean ratings assessing preparedness to provide patient care were 4.9 (patients), 4.4 (supervising staff nurses), and 4.6 (university instructors).  Mean ratings among staff nurses and university instructors were positively correlated (r = .707, p= .000).  At the end of the semester, 92.7% of students and 96.1% of university instructors indicated that orientation to a specialty unit was valuable for student confidence, competence, and patient care. Conclusion: We demonstrate the potential for specialty-specific programs to enhance knowledge, clinical competence, and confidence prior to the provision of orthopedic patient care by nursing students.  Further research using a controlled study design is recommended to demonstrate the importance of targeted training prior to clinical rotations in a hospital setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of an Orthopedic Clinical Orientation Program for Student Nurses Practicing on a Specialty Surgical Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150554-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of an Orthopedic Clinical Orientation Program for Student Nurses Practicing on a Specialty Surgical Unit</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sinclair, Linda A., BSN, RN, ONC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Vincent Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Specialist, Staff Education-RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">LASincla@stvincent.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lori D. Buckland, BSN, RN, ONC; Teresa L. Payne, BSN, RN, ONC; Melissa A. Hardin, BSN, RN, ONC; Mary Ziemba-Davis, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Our purpose was to&nbsp;assess the value of a clinical orientation program for student nurses scheduled for rotation on a specialty surgical unit. Methods: 45 student nurses from three universities completed clinical rotations on a specialty orthopedic unit between October 12, 2007 and April 15, 2008.&nbsp; Students attended the clinical orientation program and completed an orthopedic knowledge pretest and posttest.&nbsp; At the end of their first day on the orthopedic unit, students completed nine yes/no questions assessing how prepared they felt to provide patient care; Patients, supervising staff nurses, and university instructors completed 13 questions&nbsp; on student preparedness.&nbsp; Five yes/no questions were completed by students and university instructors at the end of the semester (when rotations in other medical/surgical areas were completed) to assess the value of the orthopedic training program. Results: On average, student nurses correctly answered 36.1% of orthopedic knowledge questions prior to the training program.&nbsp; After the program, students correctly answered 77.2% of all questions, representing a 140% increase in accuracy.&nbsp; 81.4% of students reported that the program helped them prepare for their first day of patient care.&nbsp; Mean ratings assessing preparedness to provide patient care were 4.9 (patients), 4.4 (supervising staff nurses), and 4.6 (university instructors).&nbsp; Mean ratings among staff nurses and university instructors were positively correlated (r = .707, p= .000).&nbsp; At the end of the semester, 92.7% of students and 96.1% of university instructors indicated that orientation to a specialty unit was valuable for student confidence, competence, and patient care. Conclusion: We demonstrate the potential for specialty-specific programs to enhance knowledge, clinical competence, and confidence prior to the provision of orthopedic patient care by nursing students.&nbsp; Further research using a controlled study design is recommended to demonstrate the importance of targeted training prior to clinical rotations in a hospital setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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