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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162514
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Investment: Banking on the Future
Abstract:
Investment: Banking on the Future
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2009
Author:Burchill, Sara, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Title:RN, Clinical Leader
Contact Address:2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21222, USA
Contact Telephone:410-601-5856
[Annual Conference] Clinical Topic: The Orientation process is a key program that is designed for new or experienced nurses to offer mentoring and educational opportunities. This program contributes to the nurses? personal and professional development that will lead to competence and success in the Emergency Department (ED). By investing time and resources to develop the individuals, the department and the institution will benefit with retention of new nurse graduates.

Implementation: Two years ago, a new Orientation program was initiated. The orientation process starts with the interns spending a day touring the ED, completing competency training, point of care testing and reviewing policies and materials for the ED. It is also during this time the intern receives a packet including a schedule, resource materials and information regarding their preceptor and the internship process. They are assigned a Clinical Leader to monitor their progress throughout the orientation process. The interns follow an orientation grid that maps out the orientation process. The intern is sent to ED specific classes where they learn didactics and receive hands on training, such as utilizing simulation labs. The intern and the preceptor meet biweekly with the Clinical Leader, ED Educator and the Advanced Practice Nurse. The meeting discusses the intern's progress, types of patients, new medications, communication, assessment skills, problems and goals are established at this time. The information gathered at the intern meetings is taken to an Education Committee where the progress is discussed. Recommendations for the interns are made and problem areas are addressed. At the end of the orientation, the intern is evaluated by a Clinical Leader on the ability to care for adult and pediatric patients. The intern follows their preceptor's schedule for the first month off orientation. This ensures that the intern has a resource person. There are quarterly meetings set-up with all of the current interns and the nurses who have completed orientation in the past 2 years. This serves as a discussion forum for new ideas to include during the orientation program, new material for a preceptor class and any problems or feedback.

Outcomes: The orientation process was started at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2007. The average vacancy rate for FY07 was 26.9%. By end of FY08, the average vacancy rate was 18.4%. To date of FY09, the average vacancy rate is 16.3%. The ED vacancy rate has improved over the past two years due to the success of the new orientation process.

Recommendations: successful Orientation program is a key piece in developing competent new nurses. By investing time and resources and having meetings to gather information regarding problems as well as good aspects, the retention of the new nurses will improve. This process also ensures that experienced nurses have well-developed nurses to work with . The ideas and information gathered from the new nurse meetings are being used to develop a strong ED preceptor class. In the end, the Orientation program will continue to develop successful new nurses and reduce the vacancy rate.

Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInvestment: Banking on the Futureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162514-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Investment: Banking on the Future</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">Burchill, Sara, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sinai Hospital of Baltimore</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN, Clinical Leader</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21222, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">410-601-5856</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sburchill@lifebridgehealth.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Annual Conference] Clinical Topic: The Orientation process is a key program that is designed for new or experienced nurses to offer mentoring and educational opportunities. This program contributes to the nurses? personal and professional development that will lead to competence and success in the Emergency Department (ED). By investing time and resources to develop the individuals, the department and the institution will benefit with retention of new nurse graduates. <br/><br/>Implementation: Two years ago, a new Orientation program was initiated. The orientation process starts with the interns spending a day touring the ED, completing competency training, point of care testing and reviewing policies and materials for the ED. It is also during this time the intern receives a packet including a schedule, resource materials and information regarding their preceptor and the internship process. They are assigned a Clinical Leader to monitor their progress throughout the orientation process. The interns follow an orientation grid that maps out the orientation process. The intern is sent to ED specific classes where they learn didactics and receive hands on training, such as utilizing simulation labs. The intern and the preceptor meet biweekly with the Clinical Leader, ED Educator and the Advanced Practice Nurse. The meeting discusses the intern's progress, types of patients, new medications, communication, assessment skills, problems and goals are established at this time. The information gathered at the intern meetings is taken to an Education Committee where the progress is discussed. Recommendations for the interns are made and problem areas are addressed. At the end of the orientation, the intern is evaluated by a Clinical Leader on the ability to care for adult and pediatric patients. The intern follows their preceptor's schedule for the first month off orientation. This ensures that the intern has a resource person. There are quarterly meetings set-up with all of the current interns and the nurses who have completed orientation in the past 2 years. This serves as a discussion forum for new ideas to include during the orientation program, new material for a preceptor class and any problems or feedback. <br/><br/>Outcomes: The orientation process was started at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2007. The average vacancy rate for FY07 was 26.9%. By end of FY08, the average vacancy rate was 18.4%. To date of FY09, the average vacancy rate is 16.3%. The ED vacancy rate has improved over the past two years due to the success of the new orientation process.<br/><br/>Recommendations: successful Orientation program is a key piece in developing competent new nurses. By investing time and resources and having meetings to gather information regarding problems as well as good aspects, the retention of the new nurses will improve. This process also ensures that experienced nurses have well-developed nurses to work with . The ideas and information gathered from the new nurse meetings are being used to develop a strong ED preceptor class. In the end, the Orientation program will continue to develop successful new nurses and reduce the vacancy rate. <br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:29:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:29:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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