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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157130
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
My Back's Hurt, Not My Brain! Making The Most of Light-Duty Critical Care Nurses
Author(s):
LaVelle, Beth; Lavelle, Meghan; Okerson, Gayle; Boll, Melody
Author Details:
Beth LaVelle, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, email: Skypony2@baldwin-telecom.net; Meghan Lavelle; Gayle Okerson; Melody Boll
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Back strain is the most common work related injury for critical care nurses. Modified assignments or make-shift work for light duty nurses are short term solutions. However, if nurses are unable to be at the bedside for more than a week, transitional work that uses nurses' intelligence, critical thinking skills, and clinical expertise is much more satisfying, cost-efficient, and productive. Under AACN's "Grow with Confidence", light-duty experiences become opportunities to excel professionally. Description: Ongoing collaboration between employee occupational health, clinical education, and light duty critical care and med/surg nurses has resulted in a dynamic program of meaningful work that supports a healthier work environment, clinical excellence, and improved patient and nurse safety. Initially, the educator and light duty nurse discuss clinical and teaching experience, interests, and styles. After completing any outstanding mandatory education, the nurse is able to choose a variety of PERQ projects with the educator readily available for guidance and encouragement. The "PERQs of being on light duty" include: Professional growth (learning style & communication inventories; computer skills such as PowerPoint); Education (Teaching: critique/edit/create educational materials, learning modules, orientation curriculum; teach psychomotor skills; create Jeopardy-style games [e.g. neuro, safe patient transport and handling, rapid response], puzzles, posters; Learning: ECCO, mandatory education modules, Journal Club, continuing education workshops); Research/EBP (data collection, protocol review, find EBP for clinical questions; surveying the best ways to teach); and Quality (audits [handwashing, med rec], data collection). EVALUATION: Light-duty nurses enthusiastically achieved personal and professional growth while doing meaningful, rewarding work. "It sounds strange [getting hurt], but I am grateful because this experience has taught me that there is a whole world of nursing that I haven't experienced - until now. I'm excited about nursing again." Projects such as Code Cart Photos and creative learning activities are eagerly anticipated by floor nurses and clinical directors and are expected to improve clinical expertise and patient safety. In addition, nurses who may be unable to return to bedside nursing will have developed a valuable set of skills that can be applied in other nursing roles.
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.titleMy Back's Hurt, Not My Brain! Making The Most of Light-Duty Critical Care Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaVelle, Bethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLavelle, Meghanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOkerson, Gayleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoll, Melodyen_GB
dc.author.detailsBeth LaVelle, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, email: Skypony2@baldwin-telecom.net; Meghan Lavelle; Gayle Okerson; Melody Bollen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157130-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Back strain is the most common work related injury for critical care nurses. Modified assignments or make-shift work for light duty nurses are short term solutions. However, if nurses are unable to be at the bedside for more than a week, transitional work that uses nurses' intelligence, critical thinking skills, and clinical expertise is much more satisfying, cost-efficient, and productive. Under AACN's "Grow with Confidence", light-duty experiences become opportunities to excel professionally. Description: Ongoing collaboration between employee occupational health, clinical education, and light duty critical care and med/surg nurses has resulted in a dynamic program of meaningful work that supports a healthier work environment, clinical excellence, and improved patient and nurse safety. Initially, the educator and light duty nurse discuss clinical and teaching experience, interests, and styles. After completing any outstanding mandatory education, the nurse is able to choose a variety of PERQ projects with the educator readily available for guidance and encouragement. The "PERQs of being on light duty" include: Professional growth (learning style & communication inventories; computer skills such as PowerPoint); Education (Teaching: critique/edit/create educational materials, learning modules, orientation curriculum; teach psychomotor skills; create Jeopardy-style games [e.g. neuro, safe patient transport and handling, rapid response], puzzles, posters; Learning: ECCO, mandatory education modules, Journal Club, continuing education workshops); Research/EBP (data collection, protocol review, find EBP for clinical questions; surveying the best ways to teach); and Quality (audits [handwashing, med rec], data collection). EVALUATION: Light-duty nurses enthusiastically achieved personal and professional growth while doing meaningful, rewarding work. "It sounds strange [getting hurt], but I am grateful because this experience has taught me that there is a whole world of nursing that I haven't experienced - until now. I'm excited about nursing again." Projects such as Code Cart Photos and creative learning activities are eagerly anticipated by floor nurses and clinical directors and are expected to improve clinical expertise and patient safety. In addition, nurses who may be unable to return to bedside nursing will have developed a valuable set of skills that can be applied in other nursing roles.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:26:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:26:54Z-
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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