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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162762
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Survey Leads to ENA Chapter Success
Abstract:
Survey Leads to ENA Chapter Success
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2000
Author:Rolniak, Susan, CRNP, MSN, CEN, CCRC
P.I. Institution Name:Western Chapter Pennsylvania Emergency Nursing Association
Contact Address:13 Pride Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, USA
Contact Telephone:(412) 232-5827
Co-Authors:Michele Buraczewski and Erin Scott
Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to assess the needs of the Western Pennsylvania ENA Chapter members. By structuring the meetings according to identified needs, the leadership hoped to increase meeting attendance and member satisfaction.

Implementation: The survey was developed by the chapter education coordinators and president. It was distributed through the monthly mailing and at a chapter meeting prior to leadership change. Survey results were analyzed, and guided the development and planning of future meetings where possible. Specifically, preferred educational topics, meeting locations (hospitals vs restaurants), potential sponsors, and preferred meeting times/days were the focus initially. This year, the survey was expanded to include professional characteristics (years ED experience, subspecialty practice) preference for meeting notifications (US mail vs e-mail), identification of work stressors, and suggestions for future directions of chapter involvement.

Outcome: The survey results were instrumental in developing a successful year for Western Chapter members, resulting in increased member attendance and satisfaction. In 1998, the average meeting attendance was 38 (range 17-55). In 1999, the average attendance was 58 (range 31 -92; number of members=136), up 35% from 1998. The average budget balance increased by $589 from 1998 to 1999, providing more member support opportunities.

Results of this year's survey (N=30) indicated that most respondees were motivated to come to chapter meetings because of pertinent educational topics (67%), networking opportunities (33%), and fine dining opportunities (20%). Almost half (40%) of the respondents had 10 to 20 years of emergency nursing experience, 33% had 3 to 10 years experience, and 21 % had less than 3 years experience. Most (57%) did not prefer e-mail as route of correspondence. The most identified work stressors were understaffing and extended ED stays. Suggestions for future chapter direction included community project involvement, and help with stressors.

Recommendations: A similar survey could be implemented annually for all chapters. Survey results could be utilized for planning local, state, and even national endeavors, and may increase member attendance and satisfaction. Future work is needed to identify strong motivators for ENA attendance, especially for less experienced emergency nurses. [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.titleSurvey Leads to ENA Chapter Successen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162762-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Survey Leads to ENA Chapter Success</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">Rolniak, Susan, CRNP, MSN, CEN, CCRC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Western Chapter Pennsylvania Emergency Nursing Association</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">13 Pride Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(412) 232-5827</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smathias@mercy.pmhs.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michele Buraczewski and Erin Scott</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to assess the needs of the Western Pennsylvania ENA Chapter members. By structuring the meetings according to identified needs, the leadership hoped to increase meeting attendance and member satisfaction.<br/><br/>Implementation: The survey was developed by the chapter education coordinators and president. It was distributed through the monthly mailing and at a chapter meeting prior to leadership change. Survey results were analyzed, and guided the development and planning of future meetings where possible. Specifically, preferred educational topics, meeting locations (hospitals vs restaurants), potential sponsors, and preferred meeting times/days were the focus initially. This year, the survey was expanded to include professional characteristics (years ED experience, subspecialty practice) preference for meeting notifications (US mail vs e-mail), identification of work stressors, and suggestions for future directions of chapter involvement.<br/><br/>Outcome: The survey results were instrumental in developing a successful year for Western Chapter members, resulting in increased member attendance and satisfaction. In 1998, the average meeting attendance was 38 (range 17-55). In 1999, the average attendance was 58 (range 31 -92; number of members=136), up 35% from 1998. The average budget balance increased by $589 from 1998 to 1999, providing more member support opportunities.<br/><br/>Results of this year's survey (N=30) indicated that most respondees were motivated to come to chapter meetings because of pertinent educational topics (67%), networking opportunities (33%), and fine dining opportunities (20%). Almost half (40%) of the respondents had 10 to 20 years of emergency nursing experience, 33% had 3 to 10 years experience, and 21 % had less than 3 years experience. Most (57%) did not prefer e-mail as route of correspondence. The most identified work stressors were understaffing and extended ED stays. Suggestions for future chapter direction included community project involvement, and help with stressors.<br/><br/>Recommendations: A similar survey could be implemented annually for all chapters. Survey results could be utilized for planning local, state, and even national endeavors, and may increase member attendance and satisfaction. Future work is needed to identify strong motivators for ENA attendance, especially for less experienced emergency nurses. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:33:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:33:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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