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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162588
Type:
Presentation
Title:
State Regulatory Barriers to Prehospital Nursing Practice
Abstract:
State Regulatory Barriers to Prehospital Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1996
Author:Wilson, E. Marie, RN, MPA
Purpose: Anecdotal information suggests that emergency nurses who want to practice in the prehospital setting are constrained by lack of recognition for nursing education programs which do not include prehospital practice, mandated staffing requirements which exclude nurses, emergency medical services (EMS) rules on credentialing.

Design: This descriptive study queried EMS directors to determine the rules governing prehospital practice in each state.

Setting/Sample: State EMS Offices control prehospital care and transport of emergency patients so the sample includes the fifty-six state and territorial incumbent EMS Directors.

Methodology: A questionnaire was designed to obtain data on statutes, regulating, and practices governing the credentialing of nurses to work in the EMS practice setting. There are 11 principle questions, some of which have related subsidiary questions. The instrument was reviewed for face validity by 20 nursing, research, and EMS professionals. Reviewers commented on content, clarity and precision of questions, and other issues relative to their individual specialties, following which revisions were made.

The questionnaire, a cover letter explaining the purpose of the survey, and a stamped self-addressed envelope were mailed to 56 EMS Directors. If no response was received after three weeks, or when answers were inconsistent or incomprehensible, a telephone interview was conducted to ensure that information was complete and accurately interpreted. For consistency, all coding was done by the principal investigator, based on a dictionary of predetermined common EMS language usage. Data were entered to an Access database program using common English and numerical designations. Some data elements are categorized into cohorts to identify operational and regulatory concepts common among several states.

Results/Conclusions: Results are presented as individual reports for each state's procedures and practices. There are also sections showing multi-state commonalities. Strategies are recommended for ENA state councils to use to alleviate their statesÆ barriers to prehospital nursing practice. This project was funded by a grant from the ENA Foundation. [Research Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleState Regulatory Barriers to Prehospital Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162588-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">State Regulatory Barriers to Prehospital Nursing Practice</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">1996</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilson, E. Marie, RN, MPA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Anecdotal information suggests that emergency nurses who want to practice in the prehospital setting are constrained by lack of recognition for nursing education programs which do not include prehospital practice, mandated staffing requirements which exclude nurses, emergency medical services (EMS) rules on credentialing.<br/><br/>Design: This descriptive study queried EMS directors to determine the rules governing prehospital practice in each state.<br/><br/>Setting/Sample: State EMS Offices control prehospital care and transport of emergency patients so the sample includes the fifty-six state and territorial incumbent EMS Directors.<br/><br/>Methodology: A questionnaire was designed to obtain data on statutes, regulating, and practices governing the credentialing of nurses to work in the EMS practice setting. There are 11 principle questions, some of which have related subsidiary questions. The instrument was reviewed for face validity by 20 nursing, research, and EMS professionals. Reviewers commented on content, clarity and precision of questions, and other issues relative to their individual specialties, following which revisions were made.<br/><br/>The questionnaire, a cover letter explaining the purpose of the survey, and a stamped self-addressed envelope were mailed to 56 EMS Directors. If no response was received after three weeks, or when answers were inconsistent or incomprehensible, a telephone interview was conducted to ensure that information was complete and accurately interpreted. For consistency, all coding was done by the principal investigator, based on a dictionary of predetermined common EMS language usage. Data were entered to an Access database program using common English and numerical designations. Some data elements are categorized into cohorts to identify operational and regulatory concepts common among several states.<br/><br/>Results/Conclusions: Results are presented as individual reports for each state's procedures and practices. There are also sections showing multi-state commonalities. Strategies are recommended for ENA state councils to use to alleviate their states&AElig; barriers to prehospital nursing practice. This project was funded by a grant from the ENA Foundation. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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