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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162695
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Tomorrow's Leaders
Abstract:
Building Tomorrow's Leaders
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Forristall, Rhonda, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Middlesex Medical Center, Shoreline
Title:Staff Nurse
Contact Address:, Essex, CT, 06426-, USA
Contact Telephone:(860) 358-3701
Co-Authors:Kathleen Gintoff, RN, BSN
Purpose: While nurses constitute the largest portion of the healthcare profession in the United States, this country is in the midst of a nursing shortage. Research confirms that the shortage is influencing the delivery of health care and negatively affecting staff and patient outcomes. The purpose of this clinical project was to develop an interactive student experience that promotes nursing and highlights the diverse career opportunities within the medical field.

Design: A staff development project in which data was collected retrospectively from student's experiences from 2002 to 2007.

Setting: A Magnet certified, community based, 24 hour, satellite Emergency Department (ED) in the Northeast with 26,505 visits in 2006.

Participants: High school students enrolled in the 10th through 12th grade at six schools. Participants were identified through the school's career coordinator. After clearance by the hospital's risk management and infection control departments, parental permission forms and photo releases were obtained.

Methods: Implementation included identification of our target audience, developing an interdepartmental team to formulate a program, preparing educational information to disseminate to participants, and course evaluations. Students witness a car crash scenario. ED nurses then guide students in groups through stations representing the patient's hospital course, where they have the opportunity to experience hands-on activities, such as intubation, suturing and assessment skills, with professionals, including nurses, paramedics, physicians, physician assistants, medical technologists, radiology technologists, and a physical therapist. Literature outlining prerequisite subject material and web site information on schools for each profession is distributed to students for review with their parents.

Results: The 2002 pilot program had seventeen students participating from two schools. To date, 174 students from six schools have participated in this program. As expected, this program has increased excitement and awareness of nursing among students. Post program student involvement in the ED has included increased volunteer hours, internship programs for high school seniors, and students working as patient care technicians and medical laboratory assistants this involvement has increased both patient and staff satisfaction in the ED and positively improved interdepartmental relationships and team building. Nurses have developed professionally as tour guides, mentors, and presenters. The program has been awarded recognition by the state's Hospital Association and Emergency Nurses Association.

Recommendations: As leaders in nursing we need to take the initiative to build tomorrow's leaders through education and mentoring. The team recommends that Emergency Departments establish "immersion" programs for students. Outreach programs with real life experiences will positively impact the mentor, the student and the nursing profession.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Tomorrow's Leadersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162695-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Tomorrow's Leaders</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Forristall, Rhonda, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Middlesex Medical Center, Shoreline</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Essex, CT, 06426-, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(860) 358-3701</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Rhonda_forristall@midhosp.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathleen Gintoff, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: While nurses constitute the largest portion of the healthcare profession in the United States, this country is in the midst of a nursing shortage. Research confirms that the shortage is influencing the delivery of health care and negatively affecting staff and patient outcomes. The purpose of this clinical project was to develop an interactive student experience that promotes nursing and highlights the diverse career opportunities within the medical field.<br/><br/>Design: A staff development project in which data was collected retrospectively from student's experiences from 2002 to 2007.<br/><br/>Setting: A Magnet certified, community based, 24 hour, satellite Emergency Department (ED) in the Northeast with 26,505 visits in 2006.<br/><br/>Participants: High school students enrolled in the 10th through 12th grade at six schools. Participants were identified through the school's career coordinator. After clearance by the hospital's risk management and infection control departments, parental permission forms and photo releases were obtained.<br/><br/>Methods: Implementation included identification of our target audience, developing an interdepartmental team to formulate a program, preparing educational information to disseminate to participants, and course evaluations. Students witness a car crash scenario. ED nurses then guide students in groups through stations representing the patient's hospital course, where they have the opportunity to experience hands-on activities, such as intubation, suturing and assessment skills, with professionals, including nurses, paramedics, physicians, physician assistants, medical technologists, radiology technologists, and a physical therapist. Literature outlining prerequisite subject material and web site information on schools for each profession is distributed to students for review with their parents. <br/> <br/>Results: The 2002 pilot program had seventeen students participating from two schools. To date, 174 students from six schools have participated in this program. As expected, this program has increased excitement and awareness of nursing among students. Post program student involvement in the ED has included increased volunteer hours, internship programs for high school seniors, and students working as patient care technicians and medical laboratory assistants this involvement has increased both patient and staff satisfaction in the ED and positively improved interdepartmental relationships and team building. Nurses have developed professionally as tour guides, mentors, and presenters. The program has been awarded recognition by the state's Hospital Association and Emergency Nurses Association. <br/><br/>Recommendations: As leaders in nursing we need to take the initiative to build tomorrow's leaders through education and mentoring. The team recommends that Emergency Departments establish &quot;immersion&quot; programs for students. Outreach programs with real life experiences will positively impact the mentor, the student and the nursing profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:32:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:32:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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