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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162049
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The PEP-Developing Professional Accountability: Is It Working?
Author(s):
Eckrich, Christine
Author Details:
Christine C. Eckrich, RN, CNOR, CPN, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children-Nemours, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, email: cceckrich@comcast.net
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Promoting certification among the nurses in the OR at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children-Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware, has been an important goal since 2008. In 2008, Nemours was introduced to AORN's Perioperative Excellence Program, formerly called The Facility Package. It was believed that this program would be the impetus for increasing CNOR certification and promoting nursing excellence. In order to justify purchasing the package, it was determined that the staff would need to demonstrate professional accountability to make it a good fiscal and professinal investment. A contract and quarterly tracking form were developed by a Nemours' nurse. Each nurse signed the contract in which they agreed to acquire three contact hours quarterly and obtain CNOR certification within two years. Twelve nurses were certified prior to purchasing the package. By the end of the two years however, only one addtional nurse became certified and a second nurse, who most recently acquired certification, was preparing for the exam. For this reason, the staff was asked to participate in a survey related to the non-compliancy issue. The results of the survey showed that while most agreed that certification would enhance their practice, the preparation time and cost were major obstacles for them. Nemours continues to participate in the PEP and promote CNOR certification, especially as we journey towards Magnet« status. We are encouraged that several nurses have stated their intent to become certified within the year. It should be noted that with permission of Nemours, AORN now includes copies of the Contract and Tracking forms in their PEP packages.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe PEP-Developing Professional Accountability: Is It Working?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorEckrich, Christineen_US
dc.author.detailsChristine C. Eckrich, RN, CNOR, CPN, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children-Nemours, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, email: cceckrich@comcast.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162049-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Promoting certification among the nurses in the OR at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children-Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware, has been an important goal since 2008. In 2008, Nemours was introduced to AORN's Perioperative Excellence Program, formerly called The Facility Package. It was believed that this program would be the impetus for increasing CNOR certification and promoting nursing excellence. In order to justify purchasing the package, it was determined that the staff would need to demonstrate professional accountability to make it a good fiscal and professinal investment. A contract and quarterly tracking form were developed by a Nemours' nurse. Each nurse signed the contract in which they agreed to acquire three contact hours quarterly and obtain CNOR certification within two years. Twelve nurses were certified prior to purchasing the package. By the end of the two years however, only one addtional nurse became certified and a second nurse, who most recently acquired certification, was preparing for the exam. For this reason, the staff was asked to participate in a survey related to the non-compliancy issue. The results of the survey showed that while most agreed that certification would enhance their practice, the preparation time and cost were major obstacles for them. Nemours continues to participate in the PEP and promote CNOR certification, especially as we journey towards Magnet« status. We are encouraged that several nurses have stated their intent to become certified within the year. It should be noted that with permission of Nemours, AORN now includes copies of the Contract and Tracking forms in their PEP packages.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:50Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
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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