Nurses' Experience of Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Schools: A National Survey

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160763
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Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Experience of Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Schools: A National Survey
Abstract:
Nurses' Experience of Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Schools: A National Survey
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Anderson, Lori, PhD, RN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:Box 2455 Clinical Science Center-H6, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA
Contact Telephone:608-262-6932
Co-Authors:L.S. Anderson, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI;
Purpose: Numbers of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have increased in schools. Training programs haven't kept pace, creating gaps in the expertise of school nurses who care for CSHCN as they transition between health care, home, and school settings. This study is part of a phased project that will lead to the development of an e-learning intervention to provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to coordinate/deliver complex care to CSHCN in schools. The purpose of the study was to identify and document school nurses' experiences in providing care to CSHCN. Theoretical framework: The Chronic Care Model, which summarizes the basic elements for improving care in health systems at the community, organization, practice and patient levels, was used. Subjects: School nurse members of the National Association of School Nurses from locations across the US. Method: Qualitative data from interviews with school nurses and mothers of CSHCN and a review of relevant literature were used to develop a survey questionnaire mailed to randomly selected respondents (n=2000) from the membership (n=14,000) of the National Association of School Nurses. Content validity was assessed by experts in the field and practicing school nurses and the survey was pilot tested for readability and understanding. Results: Over 1200 completed surveys were returned (response rate = 68%). Data were obtained on the nurse's practice setting/population; conditions of and procedures performed on CSHCN; confidence in ability to provide care; to whom procedures were delegated, training, and confidence in delegation; coordination of care for CSHCN; adequacy of communication between parents, providers and school; knowledge and confidence regarding care given; resources used; continuing education; and demographics. A final open-ended item yielded qualitative data regarding the experience of caring for CSHCN in the schools. Conclusions: Describing and understanding the experiences of nurses who care for CSHCN in the schools is important to identifying areas for further investigation, and to developing appropriate supportive interventions that facilitate smooth transitions between home, health care, and educational settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Experience of Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Schools: A National Surveyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160763-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Experience of Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Schools: A National Survey</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anderson, Lori, PhD, RN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Box 2455 Clinical Science Center-H6, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">608-262-6932</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lsanderson@wisc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.S. Anderson, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Numbers of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have increased in schools. Training programs haven't kept pace, creating gaps in the expertise of school nurses who care for CSHCN as they transition between health care, home, and school settings. This study is part of a phased project that will lead to the development of an e-learning intervention to provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to coordinate/deliver complex care to CSHCN in schools. The purpose of the study was to identify and document school nurses' experiences in providing care to CSHCN. Theoretical framework: The Chronic Care Model, which summarizes the basic elements for improving care in health systems at the community, organization, practice and patient levels, was used. Subjects: School nurse members of the National Association of School Nurses from locations across the US. Method: Qualitative data from interviews with school nurses and mothers of CSHCN and a review of relevant literature were used to develop a survey questionnaire mailed to randomly selected respondents (n=2000) from the membership (n=14,000) of the National Association of School Nurses. Content validity was assessed by experts in the field and practicing school nurses and the survey was pilot tested for readability and understanding. Results: Over 1200 completed surveys were returned (response rate = 68%). Data were obtained on the nurse's practice setting/population; conditions of and procedures performed on CSHCN; confidence in ability to provide care; to whom procedures were delegated, training, and confidence in delegation; coordination of care for CSHCN; adequacy of communication between parents, providers and school; knowledge and confidence regarding care given; resources used; continuing education; and demographics. A final open-ended item yielded qualitative data regarding the experience of caring for CSHCN in the schools. Conclusions: Describing and understanding the experiences of nurses who care for CSHCN in the schools is important to identifying areas for further investigation, and to developing appropriate supportive interventions that facilitate smooth transitions between home, health care, and educational settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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