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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162058
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Expanding Nursing Practice With a New PACU
Author(s):
Flanders, Trish; Colborn, Traci; Doehring, Michelle; Rajczyk, John
Author Details:
Trish Flanders, BSN, RN, Banner Heart Hospital/Banner Health, Mesa, Arizona, USA, email: patricia.flanders@bannerhealth.com; Traci Colborn, BSN, RN; Michelle Doehring, BSN, RN, CCRN; John Rajczyk, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Banner Heart Hospital (BHH) is a 111-bed cardiovascular specialty hospital in the Banner Health System. In January 2010, Banner Heart Hospital expanded services by opening two new operating rooms, one a state-of-the-art Hybrid operating room, and a dedicated PACU. The start-up of a new PACU created exciting opportunities to extend nursing knowledge of the care of post-surgical patient. The aim of this poster is to share information about the operational and clinical changes that occurred and how a blended learning approach prepared nurses to practice in the new environment and contributed to the successful opening of the new unit. The expansion project was extensive and involved many months of planning by staff and the cardiovascular operating room (CVOR) leadership team. To identity best practices, the team, which included the perioperative clinical educator, networked with peers and researched other PACU orientation programs. A nursing orientation and education program was developed using ASPAN guidelines and standards of care. The education program included an Orientation Pathway for the PACU Registered Nurse. The pathway offered a blend of self-directed, traditional, and non-traditional learning methods, such as computer based learning modules, professional journal reading assignments, and web based activities. Current literature supports acquisition of knowledge and skills by a blended learning approach with the inclusion of clinically focused learning activities. With this approach and the active involvement of clinical educators, experienced clinicians, and clinical subject matter experts, the nurses were actively engaged and prepared to practice in the new environment.
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:
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExpanding Nursing Practice With a New PACUen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlanders, Trishen_US
dc.contributor.authorColborn, Tracien_US
dc.contributor.authorDoehring, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorRajczyk, Johnen_US
dc.author.detailsTrish Flanders, BSN, RN, Banner Heart Hospital/Banner Health, Mesa, Arizona, USA, email: patricia.flanders@bannerhealth.com; Traci Colborn, BSN, RN; Michelle Doehring, BSN, RN, CCRN; John Rajczyk, MSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162058-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Banner Heart Hospital (BHH) is a 111-bed cardiovascular specialty hospital in the Banner Health System. In January 2010, Banner Heart Hospital expanded services by opening two new operating rooms, one a state-of-the-art Hybrid operating room, and a dedicated PACU. The start-up of a new PACU created exciting opportunities to extend nursing knowledge of the care of post-surgical patient. The aim of this poster is to share information about the operational and clinical changes that occurred and how a blended learning approach prepared nurses to practice in the new environment and contributed to the successful opening of the new unit. The expansion project was extensive and involved many months of planning by staff and the cardiovascular operating room (CVOR) leadership team. To identity best practices, the team, which included the perioperative clinical educator, networked with peers and researched other PACU orientation programs. A nursing orientation and education program was developed using ASPAN guidelines and standards of care. The education program included an Orientation Pathway for the PACU Registered Nurse. The pathway offered a blend of self-directed, traditional, and non-traditional learning methods, such as computer based learning modules, professional journal reading assignments, and web based activities. Current literature supports acquisition of knowledge and skills by a blended learning approach with the inclusion of clinically focused learning activities. With this approach and the active involvement of clinical educators, experienced clinicians, and clinical subject matter experts, the nurses were actively engaged and prepared to practice in the new environment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:59Z-
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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