Terrific Tuesday: Building Confidence and Improving Outcomes through a Staff Driven Education Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157076
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Terrific Tuesday: Building Confidence and Improving Outcomes through a Staff Driven Education Program
Author(s):
Bollinger, Jean; Greene, Dawn
Author Details:
Jean Bollinger, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, USA, email: bollingerx2@bellsouth.net; Dawn Greene
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Our unit-based Standard of Practice Committee identified learning needs for nurses new to cardiovascular nursing as well as those nurses seasoned in the care of this population. With the goal of developing confident nurses through knowledge and skill, an initiative was undertaken to provide access to ongoing education opportunities. This process includes both didactic learning and "hands on" skill practice. Description: The committee identified patient care concerns in our cardiovascular patient population. Frequent, repetitive, and consistent education of evidence-based data was identified as one mechanism to address these concerns and ultimately "grow" seasoned critical care nurses. Minimum annual requirements for education contact hours specific to our patient population were determined. The focus of our program is 1) low frequency, high risk practices; 2) staff identified bedside clinical concerns, and 3) outcome driven issues. For consistency, the education day is scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month and is named "Terrific Tuesday". Classes are repeated throughout the day to accommodate all shifts and personal schedules. Classes are taught by staff nurses, critical care educators, medical staff and expert guests. Staff formally evaluate each class and provide feedback annually on the program. Staff nurses are given the opportunity to gain confidence by focusing on learning in preparation for teaching others, becoming role models in their area of expertise, and communicating ideas in a classroom setting. Participants receive repetitive exposure to evidence-based practice monthly. EVALUATION: Between establishment of the program December 2006 and September 2008, staff participated in 1,539 hours of educational opportunities obtaining 1268 CE hours. Nurses gained confidence and knowledge as demonstrated by our CCRN certification rate, increased from 10% to 62%. Staff satisfaction improved 10%, ventilator acquired pneumonia decreased from 16 occurrences in 2006 to one occurrence in 2008, catheter related blood stream infections decreased from 13 occurrences in 2006 to one occurrence in 2008 and CVICU mortality has decreased 18%. These outcomes demonstrate that our staff is making a difference in patient's lives and that an environment of education is paramount to this success.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTerrific Tuesday: Building Confidence and Improving Outcomes through a Staff Driven Education Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBollinger, Jeanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Dawnen_GB
dc.author.detailsJean Bollinger, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, USA, email: bollingerx2@bellsouth.net; Dawn Greeneen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157076-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Our unit-based Standard of Practice Committee identified learning needs for nurses new to cardiovascular nursing as well as those nurses seasoned in the care of this population. With the goal of developing confident nurses through knowledge and skill, an initiative was undertaken to provide access to ongoing education opportunities. This process includes both didactic learning and "hands on" skill practice. Description: The committee identified patient care concerns in our cardiovascular patient population. Frequent, repetitive, and consistent education of evidence-based data was identified as one mechanism to address these concerns and ultimately "grow" seasoned critical care nurses. Minimum annual requirements for education contact hours specific to our patient population were determined. The focus of our program is 1) low frequency, high risk practices; 2) staff identified bedside clinical concerns, and 3) outcome driven issues. For consistency, the education day is scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month and is named "Terrific Tuesday". Classes are repeated throughout the day to accommodate all shifts and personal schedules. Classes are taught by staff nurses, critical care educators, medical staff and expert guests. Staff formally evaluate each class and provide feedback annually on the program. Staff nurses are given the opportunity to gain confidence by focusing on learning in preparation for teaching others, becoming role models in their area of expertise, and communicating ideas in a classroom setting. Participants receive repetitive exposure to evidence-based practice monthly. EVALUATION: Between establishment of the program December 2006 and September 2008, staff participated in 1,539 hours of educational opportunities obtaining 1268 CE hours. Nurses gained confidence and knowledge as demonstrated by our CCRN certification rate, increased from 10% to 62%. Staff satisfaction improved 10%, ventilator acquired pneumonia decreased from 16 occurrences in 2006 to one occurrence in 2008, catheter related blood stream infections decreased from 13 occurrences in 2006 to one occurrence in 2008 and CVICU mortality has decreased 18%. These outcomes demonstrate that our staff is making a difference in patient's lives and that an environment of education is paramount to this success.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:24:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:24:00Z-
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.conference.date2009en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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