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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162724
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Emergency Department Mentors Not Tormentors
Abstract:
Developing Emergency Department Mentors Not Tormentors
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2007
Author:Evanovich Zavotsky, Kathleen, MS, RN, CCRN, CEN, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department
Contact Address:1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ, 08903, USA
Contact Telephone:(732) 828-9000, x 5123
Co-Authors:Anthony Filippelli, RN, BSN, CEN
Purpose: Many novice Emergency Department nurses express the need to have more support following orientation. They become frustrated and leave the ED. The purpose of this voluntary mentor program was to help develop mentors and new nurses in their ED nursing practice.

Design: This was a collaborative project developed by the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Head Nurses of the Emergency Department.

Setting: A 75,000 visit a year ED, Level 1 Trauma Center in Central New Jersey.

Participants: This project involved experienced and inexperienced/novice RN's in the ED. Novice nurses were defined as those nurses who had less then one year of ED experience. All experienced nurses voluntarily participated. The novice nurses were automatically enrolled if they were ED nurses for less then a year.

Methods: A voluntary call for mentors was distributed in the ED. The advertisement listed the program objectives and what the mentor role would be. They completed an application. Applications were reviewed and selections were made. The mentors were given an hour lecture on mentoring and then were assigned to a novice nurse. Meetings were arranged between mentors and novice nurses every 2 weeks and then monthly. Each Mentor was given a shirt to help identify them as a mentor.

Results: Mentors and Novice nurses were given an evaluation form to tell us about the program and how we can improve it. The overall evaluations were positive with some helpful recommendations for improvement. All participants wanted the program to continue.

Recommendations: The program was so successful that more mentors are being added and the mentors are using their efforts to help them through the clinical advancement process at the hospital. The program is being replicated throughout the hospital.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Emergency Department Mentors Not Tormentorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162724-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing Emergency Department Mentors Not Tormentors</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Evanovich Zavotsky, Kathleen, MS, RN, CCRN, CEN, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ, 08903, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(732) 828-9000, x 5123</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathy.zavotsky@rwjuh.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Anthony Filippelli, RN, BSN, CEN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Many novice Emergency Department nurses express the need to have more support following orientation. They become frustrated and leave the ED. The purpose of this voluntary mentor program was to help develop mentors and new nurses in their ED nursing practice. <br/><br/>Design: This was a collaborative project developed by the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Head Nurses of the Emergency Department. <br/><br/>Setting: A 75,000 visit a year ED, Level 1 Trauma Center in Central New Jersey.<br/><br/>Participants: This project involved experienced and inexperienced/novice RN's in the ED. Novice nurses were defined as those nurses who had less then one year of ED experience. All experienced nurses voluntarily participated. The novice nurses were automatically enrolled if they were ED nurses for less then a year. <br/><br/>Methods: A voluntary call for mentors was distributed in the ED. The advertisement listed the program objectives and what the mentor role would be. They completed an application. Applications were reviewed and selections were made. The mentors were given an hour lecture on mentoring and then were assigned to a novice nurse. Meetings were arranged between mentors and novice nurses every 2 weeks and then monthly. Each Mentor was given a shirt to help identify them as a mentor. <br/><br/>Results: Mentors and Novice nurses were given an evaluation form to tell us about the program and how we can improve it. The overall evaluations were positive with some helpful recommendations for improvement. All participants wanted the program to continue. <br/><br/>Recommendations: The program was so successful that more mentors are being added and the mentors are using their efforts to help them through the clinical advancement process at the hospital. The program is being replicated throughout the hospital.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:33:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:33:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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