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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162597
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Emergency Department Implementation of ENA Orientation Program
Abstract:
Emergency Department Implementation of ENA Orientation Program
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1995
Author:Eddleman, D.
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Thomas Hospital
Contact Address:, Nashville, TN, USA
The purpose of this clinical presentation was to describe the process of how one emergency department plans on implementing and evaluating the ENA Orientation Program. The target group for implementation of this program includes new employees as well as the entire emergency nursing staff. It is hoped that the ENA Orientation Program will standardize the knowledge base of existing staff as well as orient new employees. The requirement for a new program was identified after the emergency department realized that their current orientation format did not meet their needs. Groundwork was laid for developing a new program by the formation and activation of a tool that solicited staff input about the existing program. Some areas for improvement identified through the survey included that: (1) orientation was a frequent source of stress for staff, managers, educators, and new employees, (2) new staff were expected to function at full capacity immediately after the conclusion of orientation, (3) managers struggled with the need to stay within time and budget constraints associated with orientation, (4) educators needed to meet regulatory demands, and (5) new staff members sometimes felt ôthrown inö to the department. It was identified that more pressing priorities would probably take precedence over developing a plan for improvement in the existing program. Instead of grappling with this labor intensive task, the department decided to utilize the existing resource of the ENA Orientation Program. The previously developed tool will be used again during the implementation phases in order to provide ongoing data about the effectiveness of the ENA Orientation Program in meeting the needs of the department. The outcomes desired with the implementation of the modified ENA Orientation Program include the ability to streamline processes, identify pitfalls, and celebrate successes. A future objective will be to share the implementation experience with others in order to demonstrate how emergency departments can modify the ENA Orientation Program to meet their specific needs. [Clinical 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.titleEmergency Department Implementation of ENA Orientation Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162597-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Emergency Department Implementation of ENA Orientation Program</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">1995</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Eddleman, D.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Thomas Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Nashville, TN, USA</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">The purpose of this clinical presentation was to describe the process of how one emergency department plans on implementing and evaluating the ENA Orientation Program. The target group for implementation of this program includes new employees as well as the entire emergency nursing staff. It is hoped that the ENA Orientation Program will standardize the knowledge base of existing staff as well as orient new employees. The requirement for a new program was identified after the emergency department realized that their current orientation format did not meet their needs. Groundwork was laid for developing a new program by the formation and activation of a tool that solicited staff input about the existing program. Some areas for improvement identified through the survey included that: (1) orientation was a frequent source of stress for staff, managers, educators, and new employees, (2) new staff were expected to function at full capacity immediately after the conclusion of orientation, (3) managers struggled with the need to stay within time and budget constraints associated with orientation, (4) educators needed to meet regulatory demands, and (5) new staff members sometimes felt &ocirc;thrown in&ouml; to the department. It was identified that more pressing priorities would probably take precedence over developing a plan for improvement in the existing program. Instead of grappling with this labor intensive task, the department decided to utilize the existing resource of the ENA Orientation Program. The previously developed tool will be used again during the implementation phases in order to provide ongoing data about the effectiveness of the ENA Orientation Program in meeting the needs of the department. The outcomes desired with the implementation of the modified ENA Orientation Program include the ability to streamline processes, identify pitfalls, and celebrate successes. A future objective will be to share the implementation experience with others in order to demonstrate how emergency departments can modify the ENA Orientation Program to meet their specific needs. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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