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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162501
Type:
Presentation
Title:
High Stakes with Trauma Education
Abstract:
High Stakes with Trauma Education
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2009
Author:Smith, Kim, RN, MSN, CEN, FNP-C
P.I. Institution Name:Gwinnett Medical Center
Title:CNS, Emergency Services
Contact Address:1000 Medical Center Blvd., Lawrenceville, GA, 30045
Contact Telephone:(678) 312-4414
Co-Authors:Deb Battle, RN, MSN, CEN, FNP-Cl; Becky Weidler, RN, MSN, CEN, FNP-C; Cindy Cox, RN, MSN, CEN; and Kim Sells, RN, BSN, CLNC
[Leadership Conference Poster Presentation] Purpose: Emergency Room Nurses play a vital role in improving the clinical outcomes of trauma patients. In order to provide ER nurses with the skills necessary to be an effective trauma leader; a formal orientation program was developed to provide a standardized curriculum to enhance role development, critical thinking, clinical and leadership skills.
The goal was to create a select core subspecialty group of Trauma Nurse Specialists who would function as the primary trauma nurses in the Emergency Department. After successful completion of the course, the Trauma Nurse Specialist would be responsible for attending monthly trauma rounds, trauma conferences, obtain CEN, take courses such as CATN, ATCN, ATLS, serve as a preceptor and resource to staff, and assist with trauma education for Specialty Technicians in the Trauma Tech Course.

Design: This educational offering was a staff development design consisting of 24 hours of formal classroom/didatic training and competency testing. A pre and post test was administered to ascertain knowledge base in areas identified as educational needs.

Setting: A sixty bed suburban Level II Trauma Center.

Participants: Sixteen registered nurses were selected by application process. Criteria included current TNCC, good associate standing, participation in trauma educational offerings, and a brief essay regarding role of the Trauma Nurse. Out of 20 applicants, 16 were chosen to participate.

Methods: This course was designed in separate four hour segments over a six week period. Topics were chosen according to identified educational needs utilizing a body systems approach and trauma standards as outlined in TNCC, CATN, ATCN and ATLS.
Authors were chosen according to content expertise. Continuing education units were acquired for the course. The course content included case scenarios that supplemented critical thinking among participants.

Results: Fifteen successfully completed the course and were issued 24 CECH's. Course evaluations yielded an overall program evaluation of 4.8 on a one to five Likert scale. Evaluations also indicated nurses who completed the course are viewed as more confident and competent according to their supervisors, ED and Trauma physicians. Evaluations were positive but indicated a desire for additional case scenarios more case studies and didactic portion prior to testing. Nurses desiring to work trauma are motivated to participate in the course. It was identified that the nurses benefited from mentoring in the role after successful completion of the course.

Recommendations: To feedback suggests lengthening the course, providing demonstration of the didactic portion, and provide classes on a set schedule instead of offering split sessions. The addition of case studies would enrich content. Participants would benefit from mentoring in the care of trauma patients pre- and post Trauma Nurse Specialist Course. To implement a Trauma Technician Course for Emergency Room Technicians.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHigh Stakes with Trauma Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162501-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">High Stakes with Trauma Education</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">Smith, Kim, RN, MSN, CEN, FNP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gwinnett Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">CNS, Emergency Services</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1000 Medical Center Blvd., Lawrenceville, GA, 30045</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(678) 312-4414</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kmsmith@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deb Battle, RN, MSN, CEN, FNP-Cl; Becky Weidler, RN, MSN, CEN, FNP-C; Cindy Cox, RN, MSN, CEN; and Kim Sells, RN, BSN, CLNC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Conference Poster Presentation] Purpose: Emergency Room Nurses play a vital role in improving the clinical outcomes of trauma patients. In order to provide ER nurses with the skills necessary to be an effective trauma leader; a formal orientation program was developed to provide a standardized curriculum to enhance role development, critical thinking, clinical and leadership skills. <br/> The goal was to create a select core subspecialty group of Trauma Nurse Specialists who would function as the primary trauma nurses in the Emergency Department. After successful completion of the course, the Trauma Nurse Specialist would be responsible for attending monthly trauma rounds, trauma conferences, obtain CEN, take courses such as CATN, ATCN, ATLS, serve as a preceptor and resource to staff, and assist with trauma education for Specialty Technicians in the Trauma Tech Course.<br/><br/>Design: This educational offering was a staff development design consisting of 24 hours of formal classroom/didatic training and competency testing. A pre and post test was administered to ascertain knowledge base in areas identified as educational needs.<br/><br/>Setting: A sixty bed suburban Level II Trauma Center. <br/><br/>Participants: Sixteen registered nurses were selected by application process. Criteria included current TNCC, good associate standing, participation in trauma educational offerings, and a brief essay regarding role of the Trauma Nurse. Out of 20 applicants, 16 were chosen to participate. <br/><br/>Methods: This course was designed in separate four hour segments over a six week period. Topics were chosen according to identified educational needs utilizing a body systems approach and trauma standards as outlined in TNCC, CATN, ATCN and ATLS.<br/>Authors were chosen according to content expertise. Continuing education units were acquired for the course. The course content included case scenarios that supplemented critical thinking among participants.<br/><br/>Results: Fifteen successfully completed the course and were issued 24 CECH's. Course evaluations yielded an overall program evaluation of 4.8 on a one to five Likert scale. Evaluations also indicated nurses who completed the course are viewed as more confident and competent according to their supervisors, ED and Trauma physicians. Evaluations were positive but indicated a desire for additional case scenarios more case studies and didactic portion prior to testing. Nurses desiring to work trauma are motivated to participate in the course. It was identified that the nurses benefited from mentoring in the role after successful completion of the course.<br/><br/>Recommendations: To feedback suggests lengthening the course, providing demonstration of the didactic portion, and provide classes on a set schedule instead of offering split sessions. The addition of case studies would enrich content. Participants would benefit from mentoring in the care of trauma patients pre- and post Trauma Nurse Specialist Course. To implement a Trauma Technician Course for Emergency Room Technicians.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:29:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:29:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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