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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162494
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Back-to-School Safety: Are Emergency Center Waiting Rooms Places to Learn?
Abstract:
Back-to-School Safety: Are Emergency Center Waiting Rooms Places to Learn?
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Warda, Kimberly J., RN
P.I. Institution Name:William Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Title:Emergency Center Nurse
Contact Address:44201 Dequindre Road, Troy, MI, 48085, USA
Contact Telephone:(248) 964-8787
Co-Authors:Christine C. McEachin, BSN, CEN, MBA, Paramedic/IC
[Injury Prevention Posters] Injury Prevention Topic: Unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death in children in the United States. Back to school presents a particularly risky time for school age children. The purpose of this educational initiative was to help remind children of ever-present dangers in a fun way.

Implementation: The 346 bed community hospital located in Southeastern Michigan has an annual Emergency Center (EC) volume of 69, 000, of this 25% are pediatric patients. These children are not only patients, but also visitors with hours to fill waiting. Our teaching efforts focused on this population utilizing a variety of tools to enhance learning.

First, a large, bright yellow school bus poster was made and placed in the EC waiting room. A mini-poster was placed in each ôwindowö of the bus addressing areas of safety and awareness. Focus areas included: Bike Safety, Fitting a Bike Helmet, Stranger Danger, Backpack Safety, Walking and School Bus Safety.

Second, we developed and made available a safety-coloring book filled with free coloring pages from the Internet that reinforced the points made on the posters. Finally, a six-question quiz with one question from each focus area was available for completion. Participants were expected to provide their name, phone number and successfully complete the quiz to be eligible for a drawing to be held at the end of our six-week educational period (9/10/07-10/28/07). Quizzes were reviewed for accuracy and only those with all answers correct were included in a drawing for a $50.00 Toys-R-Us gift card.

Outcomes: 97/100 (97%) copies of the quiz made available were taken. 63/97 (65%) were returned. 4/63 (1%) were excluded for inappropriate completion (n=59). 37/59 (63%) were completed correctly. Not all of the quizzes were taken and returned, however, a majority of those returned were correct. It appears that most participants reviewed the information and attempted to finish the quiz.

Recommendations: Injured pediatric patients will remain a vulnerable population and great health concern to EC providers. Time is valuable to parents, pediatric patients, non-patients and EC nurses with few "teachable" moments available during the provision of care. Use of waiting room time to provide useful safety information and activities for parents and children may offer another venue for emergency nursing to engage families in taking ownership for preventing injuries. Further exploration of this teaching-learning milieu is merited to promote a safer, healthier generation of our most precious gift, children.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBack-to-School Safety: Are Emergency Center Waiting Rooms Places to Learn?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162494-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Back-to-School Safety: Are Emergency Center Waiting Rooms Places to Learn?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Warda, Kimberly J., RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">William Beaumont Hospital, Troy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Emergency Center Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">44201 Dequindre Road, Troy, MI, 48085, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(248) 964-8787</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kimwarda@sbcglobal.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christine C. McEachin, BSN, CEN, MBA, Paramedic/IC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Injury Prevention Posters] Injury Prevention Topic: Unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death in children in the United States. Back to school presents a particularly risky time for school age children. The purpose of this educational initiative was to help remind children of ever-present dangers in a fun way.<br/> <br/>Implementation: The 346 bed community hospital located in Southeastern Michigan has an annual Emergency Center (EC) volume of 69, 000, of this 25% are pediatric patients. These children are not only patients, but also visitors with hours to fill waiting. Our teaching efforts focused on this population utilizing a variety of tools to enhance learning. <br/><br/>First, a large, bright yellow school bus poster was made and placed in the EC waiting room. A mini-poster was placed in each &ocirc;window&ouml; of the bus addressing areas of safety and awareness. Focus areas included: Bike Safety, Fitting a Bike Helmet, Stranger Danger, Backpack Safety, Walking and School Bus Safety.<br/><br/>Second, we developed and made available a safety-coloring book filled with free coloring pages from the Internet that reinforced the points made on the posters. Finally, a six-question quiz with one question from each focus area was available for completion. Participants were expected to provide their name, phone number and successfully complete the quiz to be eligible for a drawing to be held at the end of our six-week educational period (9/10/07-10/28/07). Quizzes were reviewed for accuracy and only those with all answers correct were included in a drawing for a $50.00 Toys-R-Us gift card. <br/><br/>Outcomes: 97/100 (97%) copies of the quiz made available were taken. 63/97 (65%) were returned. 4/63 (1%) were excluded for inappropriate completion (n=59). 37/59 (63%) were completed correctly. Not all of the quizzes were taken and returned, however, a majority of those returned were correct. It appears that most participants reviewed the information and attempted to finish the quiz. <br/><br/>Recommendations: Injured pediatric patients will remain a vulnerable population and great health concern to EC providers. Time is valuable to parents, pediatric patients, non-patients and EC nurses with few &quot;teachable&quot; moments available during the provision of care. Use of waiting room time to provide useful safety information and activities for parents and children may offer another venue for emergency nursing to engage families in taking ownership for preventing injuries. Further exploration of this teaching-learning milieu is merited to promote a safer, healthier generation of our most precious gift, children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:29:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:29:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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