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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162497
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Growing" Successful Pediatric Emergency Nurses
Abstract:
"Growing" Successful Pediatric Emergency Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2009
Author:Goeddeke, Vicky, RN, BSN, MS, CENBA, RN, MAEd, ENC(c), CHE
P.I. Institution Name:Northwest Community Hospital
Title:Clinical Educator
Contact Address:800 West Central Road, Arlington Hts., IL, 60005
Contact Telephone:847.618.3044
[Leadership Conference Poster Presentation] Purpose: The objective of this poster is to demonstrate how a nurse resident program can be adapted in a critical care area. A nurse resident program should be considered as a means of providing competent staff to fill vacancies in a specialty care area.

Design: This community hospital first began its' nurse residency program in 1995. It allows the participants 12-18 months to complete the residency. The residency is budgeted as orientation time. The program was adapted for the Pediatric Emergency Department in 2002. It includes didactic and clinical components. The candidate is required to obtain all unit specific mandatory certifications during the residency. Prior to "graduation" the resident completes a project requiring an outcome that demonstrates tangible benefit for the unit.

Setting: This project was at a community hospital with >75,000 annual visits to the Emergency Department, located in a suburban setting of a major metropolitan area. The Pediatric ED is staffed independently with nurses dedicated to pediatric emergency care.

Participants: The Pediatric Emergency Department is a critical care specialty area requiring staff nurses to function with strong clinical skills, critical thinking skills, and nursing judgment. New nurse graduates do not have adequate nursing experience to function competently as a team member in this critical care setting. Open positions in the department determine hiring of nurse resident candidates.

Methods: The new nurse graduate spends an initial 10 weeks on the general pediatric unit to focus on assessment skills. In the Pediatric ED setting the resident works with an assigned preceptor(s). The initial focus for the new nurse graduate is observation and understanding of patient flow, with gradual transition to clinical management of a full patient load. Clinical skills, effective nursing judgment and critical thinking skills are addressed throughout the residency. Leadership skills are introduced at the end of the residency. The resident meets weekly with the clinical educator discuss various pediatric emergency related topics. The resident is granted self study time each week and presents case studies to an Advance Practice Nurse. At intervals during the residency, the candidate is sent for additional learning opportunities to other areas, such as NICU, Respiratory Therapy, Diabetes Education, Psych Liaison Services, etc.

Results: The Pediatric ED has to date filled 3 open positions through the nurse residency program. These individuals have demonstrated continued growth within our specialty area.

Recommendations: A nurse residency program can be adapted to the specialty needs of any critical care setting. Development of a residency program that meets the needs of the new nurse graduate is a strong recruitment tool; ROI may be demonstrated through a lower turnover rate. Adapting the program to focus on the unit's specialty needs assures the resident will join the team as a competent staff member.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Growing" Successful Pediatric Emergency Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162497-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">&quot;Growing&quot; Successful Pediatric Emergency Nurses</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Goeddeke, Vicky, RN, BSN, MS, CENBA, RN, MAEd, ENC(c), CHE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northwest Community Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Educator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">800 West Central Road, Arlington Hts., IL, 60005</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">847.618.3044</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vgoeddek@nch.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Conference Poster Presentation] Purpose: The objective of this poster is to demonstrate how a nurse resident program can be adapted in a critical care area. A nurse resident program should be considered as a means of providing competent staff to fill vacancies in a specialty care area.<br/><br/>Design: This community hospital first began its' nurse residency program in 1995. It allows the participants 12-18 months to complete the residency. The residency is budgeted as orientation time. The program was adapted for the Pediatric Emergency Department in 2002. It includes didactic and clinical components. The candidate is required to obtain all unit specific mandatory certifications during the residency. Prior to &quot;graduation&quot; the resident completes a project requiring an outcome that demonstrates tangible benefit for the unit. <br/><br/>Setting: This project was at a community hospital with &gt;75,000 annual visits to the Emergency Department, located in a suburban setting of a major metropolitan area. The Pediatric ED is staffed independently with nurses dedicated to pediatric emergency care. <br/><br/>Participants: The Pediatric Emergency Department is a critical care specialty area requiring staff nurses to function with strong clinical skills, critical thinking skills, and nursing judgment. New nurse graduates do not have adequate nursing experience to function competently as a team member in this critical care setting. Open positions in the department determine hiring of nurse resident candidates. <br/><br/>Methods: The new nurse graduate spends an initial 10 weeks on the general pediatric unit to focus on assessment skills. In the Pediatric ED setting the resident works with an assigned preceptor(s). The initial focus for the new nurse graduate is observation and understanding of patient flow, with gradual transition to clinical management of a full patient load. Clinical skills, effective nursing judgment and critical thinking skills are addressed throughout the residency. Leadership skills are introduced at the end of the residency. The resident meets weekly with the clinical educator discuss various pediatric emergency related topics. The resident is granted self study time each week and presents case studies to an Advance Practice Nurse. At intervals during the residency, the candidate is sent for additional learning opportunities to other areas, such as NICU, Respiratory Therapy, Diabetes Education, Psych Liaison Services, etc.<br/><br/>Results: The Pediatric ED has to date filled 3 open positions through the nurse residency program. These individuals have demonstrated continued growth within our specialty area.<br/> <br/>Recommendations: A nurse residency program can be adapted to the specialty needs of any critical care setting. Development of a residency program that meets the needs of the new nurse graduate is a strong recruitment tool; ROI may be demonstrated through a lower turnover rate. Adapting the program to focus on the unit's specialty needs assures the resident will join the team as a competent staff member.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:29:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:29:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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