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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162792
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Implementation of an Emergency Department Orientation Program
Abstract:
Development and Implementation of an Emergency Department Orientation Program
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1998
Author:Stauss, Mary P., RN, BSN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Contact Address:, Camden, NJ, USA
Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to create a competency-based approach for registered nurses (RNs) orienting to the emergency department of a Level II teaching hospital.

Implementation: A more structured and detailed written plan was formulated with the assistance of seasoned emergency department preceptors and management. An orientation plan was developed to rotate registered nurses through the emergency department over the course of either an eight or twelve-week orientation. Hospital and departmental competencies were distributed over an eight-week time frame and correlated with patient care assignment areas. Goals and objectives were delineated for each week. Also included were a list of videos, self-learning modules, related policies, and activities appropriate for each week of orientation.

Outcomes: Using this written plan as a daily guide reduced confusion for both orientee and preceptor. It also ensured that most of the competencies were met by eight weeks into the orientation process. Basing the plan on an eight-week schedule allowed it to be implemented for experienced RNs who are allotted an eight-week orientation. The last four weeks of the inexperienced RN's twelve-week orientation furnished an opportunity to refine skills and complete unfinished competencies. The plan provides a standardized orientation process, and assures a basic level of knowledge. An additional benefit was the stress level of the orientee and preceptor also decreased. Evaluations from the preceptors, orientees and department management have been consistently positive in the two years since the new plan was adopted.

Recommendations: Recommendations for development of an orientation plan include: 9a) development of a structured, written plan based on competencies to be attained, (b) active participation of preceptors and management in the planning, implementation and evaluation stages, (c) survey of RN's completing the orientation process, and (d) regular review and updating of the orientation plan. [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 an Emergency Department Orientation Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162792-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Implementation of an Emergency Department Orientation 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">1998</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stauss, Mary P., RN, BSN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Camden, NJ, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to create a competency-based approach for registered nurses (RNs) orienting to the emergency department of a Level II teaching hospital.<br/><br/>Implementation: A more structured and detailed written plan was formulated with the assistance of seasoned emergency department preceptors and management. An orientation plan was developed to rotate registered nurses through the emergency department over the course of either an eight or twelve-week orientation. Hospital and departmental competencies were distributed over an eight-week time frame and correlated with patient care assignment areas. Goals and objectives were delineated for each week. Also included were a list of videos, self-learning modules, related policies, and activities appropriate for each week of orientation.<br/><br/>Outcomes: Using this written plan as a daily guide reduced confusion for both orientee and preceptor. It also ensured that most of the competencies were met by eight weeks into the orientation process. Basing the plan on an eight-week schedule allowed it to be implemented for experienced RNs who are allotted an eight-week orientation. The last four weeks of the inexperienced RN's twelve-week orientation furnished an opportunity to refine skills and complete unfinished competencies. The plan provides a standardized orientation process, and assures a basic level of knowledge. An additional benefit was the stress level of the orientee and preceptor also decreased. Evaluations from the preceptors, orientees and department management have been consistently positive in the two years since the new plan was adopted.<br/><br/>Recommendations: Recommendations for development of an orientation plan include: 9a) development of a structured, written plan based on competencies to be attained, (b) active participation of preceptors and management in the planning, implementation and evaluation stages, (c) survey of RN's completing the orientation process, and (d) regular review and updating of the orientation plan. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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