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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162699
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Retention Intervention: The Preservation of Wisdom
Abstract:
Retention Intervention: The Preservation of Wisdom
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Grant, Courtney, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Virginia
Title:Clinician 1
Contact Address:, Charlottesville, VA, 22901-, USA
Contact Telephone:(434) 924-2231
Co-Authors:Casey Boland, MSN; Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, CEN, ACNP; Karen Braden, MSN, RN, PNP; Ed Meyers, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN
Purpose: The aging workforce and continued nursing shortage highlight concerns of losing emergency nursing knowledge. Twenty-eight percent of the nurses working in the emergency department (ED) are fifty years or greater. Two clinical nurse leader students and the ED nursing leadership explored ways to improve nurse satisfaction for the aging nurse.

Design: An evaluation of staff needs through structured interviews and focus groups.

Setting: The ED of an academic, level I, rural trauma center in central Virginia.

Participants/Subjects: Twenty-two ED nurses participated. Six nurses were under the age of 40, six were between the ages of 40-55, and ten were over the age of 55.

Methods: The staff was informed about the project at staff meetings and through informational fliers. Eight interview questions were developed: How long have you been a nurse? How long have you worked at this institution? Which age bracket do you fall into? Do you have any idea of when you plan to retire from nursing? What factors are most important in determining when you will retire? If you suggested changes that could be made in the ED to improve your work life, what would they be? If you offered ideas to the health system to better your work life, what would they be? Do you have anything further to add? One focus group was conducted with four nurses and individual interviews were conducted with eighteen nurses. Upon completion of the interviews major themes were identified and analyzed.

Results: The main concerns of the ED nurses were: resources and staffing, recognition, communication, admitted patients boarding in the ED, parking, childcare, scheduling, alternative roles, research, and stocking of supplies on the unit. The overarching goal of achieving greater understanding of the needs of ED nurses was realized through the completion of a summary report, including the suggestions of nurses and the responses made to these suggestions, which was disseminated to ED staff and leadership and health system leadership.

Recommendations: A highlight of specific interventions were: the creation of a resource list of all the committees and projects that include ED nurses, changes to the New Hires board to note nurses that are off orientation, communication to the Employee Council representative regarding benches at the shuttle stop and childcare concerns, and an overall increased awareness of nursing issues by the leadership team. Expression is the first step on the road to change.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRetention Intervention: The Preservation of Wisdomen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162699-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Retention Intervention: The Preservation of Wisdom</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">Grant, Courtney, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Virginia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinician 1</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Charlottesville, VA, 22901-, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(434) 924-2231</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">courtneycatherine@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Casey Boland, MSN; Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, CEN, ACNP; Karen Braden, MSN, RN, PNP; Ed Meyers, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The aging workforce and continued nursing shortage highlight concerns of losing emergency nursing knowledge. Twenty-eight percent of the nurses working in the emergency department (ED) are fifty years or greater. Two clinical nurse leader students and the ED nursing leadership explored ways to improve nurse satisfaction for the aging nurse. <br/><br/>Design: An evaluation of staff needs through structured interviews and focus groups.<br/><br/>Setting: The ED of an academic, level I, rural trauma center in central Virginia.<br/><br/>Participants/Subjects: Twenty-two ED nurses participated. Six nurses were under the age of 40, six were between the ages of 40-55, and ten were over the age of 55. <br/><br/>Methods: The staff was informed about the project at staff meetings and through informational fliers. Eight interview questions were developed: How long have you been a nurse? How long have you worked at this institution? Which age bracket do you fall into? Do you have any idea of when you plan to retire from nursing? What factors are most important in determining when you will retire? If you suggested changes that could be made in the ED to improve your work life, what would they be? If you offered ideas to the health system to better your work life, what would they be? Do you have anything further to add? One focus group was conducted with four nurses and individual interviews were conducted with eighteen nurses. Upon completion of the interviews major themes were identified and analyzed.<br/><br/>Results: The main concerns of the ED nurses were: resources and staffing, recognition, communication, admitted patients boarding in the ED, parking, childcare, scheduling, alternative roles, research, and stocking of supplies on the unit. The overarching goal of achieving greater understanding of the needs of ED nurses was realized through the completion of a summary report, including the suggestions of nurses and the responses made to these suggestions, which was disseminated to ED staff and leadership and health system leadership. <br/><br/>Recommendations: A highlight of specific interventions were: the creation of a resource list of all the committees and projects that include ED nurses, changes to the New Hires board to note nurses that are off orientation, communication to the Employee Council representative regarding benches at the shuttle stop and childcare concerns, and an overall increased awareness of nursing issues by the leadership team. Expression is the first step on the road to change.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:32:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:32:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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