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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157136
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Confidence in Certification: Growing a Pediatric CCRN Culture
Author(s):
Maude, Heather; Davis, Coleeta; Raulerson, Cindie; Service, Becky
Author Details:
Heather Maude, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, email: heather.maude@choa.org; Coleeta Davis; Cindie Raulerson; Becky Service
Abstract:
PURPOSE: In 2005 the Michael P. Fisher Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) employed approximately 60 full and part-time registered nurses. Nurses in the 17-bed unit care for very high acuity pediatric patients. Many nurses were Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Adult Cardiac Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certified but only 2 nurses held the pediatric CCRN designation. Our goal, create a culture of excellence, leading to an increase in the numbers of nurses who hold pediatric CCRN designation. Description: In January 2005 there were only 2 RN's in the CICU who held the pediatric CCRN designation. The CICU nurse management team decided to support an aggressive CCRN initiative, which included: A designated AACN/CCRN ambassador on staff, organizing a CCRN education council, providing a free two-day exam review course, paid time off to attend review classes, providing study materials including books, audio CDs and sample questions, and reimbursement for exam costs. Priority was given to nurses who have obtained CCRN certification to attend the NTI conference with full or partial reimbursement of conference expenses. A CCRN sponsorship program was also developed, which included paying CCRN exam fees upfront and providing the nurse with a CCRN mentor. Newly certified nurses were recognized on the hospital's website and a "Wall of Honor" has been developed to celebrate the entire group of certified nurses. EVALUATION: The number of nurses who hold the pediatric CCRN designation in the CICU increased from 2 to 17. The overall exam pass rate of 88% exceeds the national average of 74% (according to AACN 2007 statistics). Other reportable accomplishments include three additional nurses committed to taking the exam within the coming months and several nurses who attended the initial review course obtained certification and are now teaching the course. With the success of the program in our unit we decided to expand the program by offering the review class to the staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Invasive Cardiology Department.
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.titleConfidence in Certification: Growing a Pediatric CCRN Cultureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaude, Heatheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Coleetaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRaulerson, Cindieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorService, Beckyen_GB
dc.author.detailsHeather Maude, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, email: heather.maude@choa.org; Coleeta Davis; Cindie Raulerson; Becky Serviceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157136-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: In 2005 the Michael P. Fisher Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) employed approximately 60 full and part-time registered nurses. Nurses in the 17-bed unit care for very high acuity pediatric patients. Many nurses were Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Adult Cardiac Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certified but only 2 nurses held the pediatric CCRN designation. Our goal, create a culture of excellence, leading to an increase in the numbers of nurses who hold pediatric CCRN designation. Description: In January 2005 there were only 2 RN's in the CICU who held the pediatric CCRN designation. The CICU nurse management team decided to support an aggressive CCRN initiative, which included: A designated AACN/CCRN ambassador on staff, organizing a CCRN education council, providing a free two-day exam review course, paid time off to attend review classes, providing study materials including books, audio CDs and sample questions, and reimbursement for exam costs. Priority was given to nurses who have obtained CCRN certification to attend the NTI conference with full or partial reimbursement of conference expenses. A CCRN sponsorship program was also developed, which included paying CCRN exam fees upfront and providing the nurse with a CCRN mentor. Newly certified nurses were recognized on the hospital's website and a "Wall of Honor" has been developed to celebrate the entire group of certified nurses. EVALUATION: The number of nurses who hold the pediatric CCRN designation in the CICU increased from 2 to 17. The overall exam pass rate of 88% exceeds the national average of 74% (according to AACN 2007 statistics). Other reportable accomplishments include three additional nurses committed to taking the exam within the coming months and several nurses who attended the initial review course obtained certification and are now teaching the course. With the success of the program in our unit we decided to expand the program by offering the review class to the staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Invasive Cardiology Department.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:27:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:27:14Z-
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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