Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Nurse Internship Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162745
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Nurse Internship Program
Abstract:
Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Nurse Internship Program
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2000
Author:Everett, Leslie, BSN, RN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Emergency Center Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Contact Address:1935 Motor Street, Dallas, TX, 75235, USA
Contact Telephone:(214) 456-8538
Co-Authors:Theresa Mathews and Penny Williams
Clinical Topic: The intent of the nurse internship program was to orient the graduate nurse to the pediatric emergency department gradually; staff our expanding ER with a full-time, consistent group of nurses; and fill fulltime nursing positions during the nursing shortage.

Implementation: Planning and implementation included: (1) interviewing graduate nurses, and selecting a qualified number of candidates for start dates in February and July; (2) developing a curriculum that included specific topics and skills labs for each phase. (Phase I is 12 weeks and focuses on the acutely ill child and Phase n is 6 weeks and focuses on the critically ill child and triage); (3) selecting a textbook and pocket handbook; (4) preparing and reeducating preceptors; (5) coordinating speaker assignments; (6) coordinating observation days outside of the ER with departments that interface with the ER; (7) preparing examinations and skills evaluations for each Phase; and (8) providing weekly evaluations from the preceptor and clinical educator.

The program has enrolled 28 nurses since January of 1998 and graduated 12 nurses. Seven nurses will be completing Phase n in the spring of 2000, and four nurses began in February 2000. The nurse is in staffing for 5-8 months between each phase.

Outcomes: The effects that the program has had on the ER and the hospital include: (1) improved staffing; (2) better educated novice/beginner pediatric ER nurses; (3) experienced staff's pride in "raising and training" their own nurses; (4) increased interest in the emergency department by other hospital personnel, such as child life, respiratory therapists, pastoral care, and inpatient, and clinic nurses; (5) increased team-building within the emergency department; and (6) the internship's popularity in the job market place.

Recommendations: Recommendations for the nurse internship include: (1) biannual evaluations of the program to include more preceptor/intern feedback; (2) combining Phases I and n; (3) revising the observation days to make them learner specific to the ER; (4) increase the numbers of nurse interns for each start date; (5) move up the initial start dates; and (6) develop a mentor-ship program. [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.titleDevelopment and Implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Nurse Internship Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162745-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Nurse Internship 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">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Everett, Leslie, BSN, RN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Emergency Center Children's Medical Center of Dallas</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1935 Motor Street, Dallas, TX, 75235, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(214) 456-8538</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">LEVERE@childmed.dallas.tx.us</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Theresa Mathews and Penny Williams</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of the nurse internship program was to orient the graduate nurse to the pediatric emergency department gradually; staff our expanding ER with a full-time, consistent group of nurses; and fill fulltime nursing positions during the nursing shortage.<br/><br/>Implementation: Planning and implementation included: (1) interviewing graduate nurses, and selecting a qualified number of candidates for start dates in February and July; (2) developing a curriculum that included specific topics and skills labs for each phase. (Phase I is 12 weeks and focuses on the acutely ill child and Phase n is 6 weeks and focuses on the critically ill child and triage); (3) selecting a textbook and pocket handbook; (4) preparing and reeducating preceptors; (5) coordinating speaker assignments; (6) coordinating observation days outside of the ER with departments that interface with the ER; (7) preparing examinations and skills evaluations for each Phase; and (8) providing weekly evaluations from the preceptor and clinical educator.<br/><br/>The program has enrolled 28 nurses since January of 1998 and graduated 12 nurses. Seven nurses will be completing Phase n in the spring of 2000, and four nurses began in February 2000. The nurse is in staffing for 5-8 months between each phase.<br/><br/>Outcomes: The effects that the program has had on the ER and the hospital include: (1) improved staffing; (2) better educated novice/beginner pediatric ER nurses; (3) experienced staff's pride in &quot;raising and training&quot; their own nurses; (4) increased interest in the emergency department by other hospital personnel, such as child life, respiratory therapists, pastoral care, and inpatient, and clinic nurses; (5) increased team-building within the emergency department; and (6) the internship's popularity in the job market place.<br/><br/>Recommendations: Recommendations for the nurse internship include: (1) biannual evaluations of the program to include more preceptor/intern feedback; (2) combining Phases I and n; (3) revising the observation days to make them learner specific to the ER; (4) increase the numbers of nurse interns for each start date; (5) move up the initial start dates; and (6) develop a mentor-ship program. [Clinical Poster Presentation]<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:33:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:33:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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