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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157840
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Research Needs Assessment of Practicing Pediatric Emergency Nurses
Abstract:
Research Needs Assessment of Practicing Pediatric Emergency Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:MacLean, Susan, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Emergency Nurses Association
Title:Nursing Officer
Contact Address:915 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60016, USA
Contact Telephone:847-460-4110
Co-Authors:Pierre D'sy, BSc Altair; Juarez, MPH; Cydne Perhats, MPH; and Jessica Gacki-Smith, MPH
Purpose and Background: Pediatric emergency nurses' participation in research is critical to expanding knowledge about pediatric emergency care and supporting evidence-based pediatric emergency nursing practice. Yet, there is limited research involvement by practicing emergency nurses. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) conducted a research needs assessment with emergency department (ED) managers and nurses to identify strategies for enhancing active research involvement. Methods: ED managers and registered nurses in 26 pediatric emergency departments across the United States completed a self-administered research needs assessment between August and November of 2004. The needs assessment included items about research education and knowledge, research education desired, research involvement, barriers to research activity, and resource availability for facilitating active research collaboration. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data.
Results: Of the 216 ED managers and nurses who returned the questionnaire, 47% reported completing a research course at the undergraduate level and 16% reported completing a course at the master's level. The majority of nurses rated their current knowledge as none to minimal for designing and conducting research studies, analyzing data, and translating research into practice. Similarly, most of the nurses reported little or no experience in research-related activities. Nurses indicated limited knowledge of, and access to, research resources and identified several barriers to research participation, particularly the lack of protected time for involvement in research. Several factors supported the potential for active involvement in research. The nurses practiced in research-oriented institutions and reported that ED administrators, physicians, and other nurses would be supportive of their research efforts. In addition, the nurses reported a strong interest in participating in pediatric emergency research and gaining more research knowledge and experience. Implications: Limited research knowledge and experience as well as limited awareness of research resources placed the nurses at a disadvantage for research involvement. Reduction of barriers and increased opportunities as active research participants and investigators can contribute significantly to expanding the outstanding contributions nurses make to the emergency care of children. Based on this research needs assessment, the ENA developed a research education curriculum for emergency nurses. This project was funded by an award from HRSA/MCHB/EMSC.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResearch Needs Assessment of Practicing Pediatric Emergency Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157840-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Research Needs Assessment of Practicing Pediatric Emergency Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">MacLean, Susan, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Officer</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">915 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60016, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">847-460-4110</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smaclean@ena.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pierre D'sy, BSc Altair; Juarez, MPH; Cydne Perhats, MPH; and Jessica Gacki-Smith, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose and Background: Pediatric emergency nurses' participation in research is critical to expanding knowledge about pediatric emergency care and supporting evidence-based pediatric emergency nursing practice. Yet, there is limited research involvement by practicing emergency nurses. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) conducted a research needs assessment with emergency department (ED) managers and nurses to identify strategies for enhancing active research involvement. Methods: ED managers and registered nurses in 26 pediatric emergency departments across the United States completed a self-administered research needs assessment between August and November of 2004. The needs assessment included items about research education and knowledge, research education desired, research involvement, barriers to research activity, and resource availability for facilitating active research collaboration. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data.<br/>Results: Of the 216 ED managers and nurses who returned the questionnaire, 47% reported completing a research course at the undergraduate level and 16% reported completing a course at the master's level. The majority of nurses rated their current knowledge as none to minimal for designing and conducting research studies, analyzing data, and translating research into practice. Similarly, most of the nurses reported little or no experience in research-related activities. Nurses indicated limited knowledge of, and access to, research resources and identified several barriers to research participation, particularly the lack of protected time for involvement in research. Several factors supported the potential for active involvement in research. The nurses practiced in research-oriented institutions and reported that ED administrators, physicians, and other nurses would be supportive of their research efforts. In addition, the nurses reported a strong interest in participating in pediatric emergency research and gaining more research knowledge and experience. Implications: Limited research knowledge and experience as well as limited awareness of research resources placed the nurses at a disadvantage for research involvement. Reduction of barriers and increased opportunities as active research participants and investigators can contribute significantly to expanding the outstanding contributions nurses make to the emergency care of children. Based on this research needs assessment, the ENA developed a research education curriculum for emergency nurses. This project was funded by an award from HRSA/MCHB/EMSC.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:15:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:15:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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