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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162860
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Trauma Education Consortium
Abstract:
The Trauma Education Consortium
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:Carlton, Elizabeth, RN, MS, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
Contact Address:Trauma Services, 2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA
Contact Telephone:816/404-1380
Co-Authors:Carolyn Wells, RN, MSN, CEN; Brent Walker, RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN; Noreen Felich, RN, BSN; Jeff Strickler, RN, MA, CEN EMT-P; Janket Shinkle, RN; Wallace N. Patrick, RN; Denise Kintigh, RN, BSN; Susan Schreiber, RN, CCRN; and Lori Davis, RN, CEN
Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a professional based trauma education consortium. The overall purpose was to meet the state of Missouri and the American College of Surgeons criteria requirements that Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit nurses working in a designated trauma center have 8 hours of trauma specific education annually. The Kansas City (KC) area has seven Level 2 and three Level 1 Trauma Centers. Due to economic constraints and staffing shortages, it as difficult for each institution to independently provide high quality and affordable trauma-specific education. Through the consortium, we are able to provide a variety of educational offerings at a reduced cost to both participants and providers through a standardized approach. A 4-hour program is presented monthly at rotating trauma centers. A nurse employed by any of the centers can attend for free, increasing their opportunities to obtain trauma hours and also exposing them to diverse topics and speakers. Implementation: The implementation of this project included formulation of the consortium through guideline development and establishment of quality expectations and monitoring. The sponsoring institution is responsible for the publication of the seminar brochure. The same brochure paper is used for every seminar, ensuring uniformity, consistency, and recognition. Speakers and topics are selected by the coordinating institution and education credits must be approved and provided by a national nurses' organization. A summary of the evaluations are submitted to the managers for review. Outcomes: Since September 1994, the consortium has presented over 70 programs to over 6,000 participants. Approximately 24,000 education hours have been distributed to nurses in the KC area at no charge. Each seminar has an attendance of 60 - 150 participants. Overall, course satisfaction has been high and the staff report an improved compliance with the state trauma education requirements. Recommendations: The advantages of belonging to the Consortium are many. We are able to provide a variety of educational offerings, meet the state requirements and, because the education is offered at no charge, it is also used as a recruitment tool. Our audience has grown beyond the central focus group of ED & ICU nurses to include many specialties as well as EMS, respiratory therapists, social workers and case managers. We often have non-members attend at a nominal fee. The Consortium could easily be replicated in any area in which there are multiple providers attempting to reach mutual goal. [Clinical Poster]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Trauma Education Consortiumen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162860-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Trauma Education Consortium</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carlton, Elizabeth, RN, MS, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Trauma Services, 2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">816/404-1380</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">elizabeth.carlton@tmcmed.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carolyn Wells, RN, MSN, CEN; Brent Walker, RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN; Noreen Felich, RN, BSN; Jeff Strickler, RN, MA, CEN EMT-P; Janket Shinkle, RN; Wallace N. Patrick, RN; Denise Kintigh, RN, BSN; Susan Schreiber, RN, CCRN; and Lori Davis, RN, CEN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this project was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a professional based trauma education consortium. The overall purpose was to meet the state of Missouri and the American College of Surgeons criteria requirements that Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit nurses working in a designated trauma center have 8 hours of trauma specific education annually. The Kansas City (KC) area has seven Level 2 and three Level 1 Trauma Centers. Due to economic constraints and staffing shortages, it as difficult for each institution to independently provide high quality and affordable trauma-specific education. Through the consortium, we are able to provide a variety of educational offerings at a reduced cost to both participants and providers through a standardized approach. A 4-hour program is presented monthly at rotating trauma centers. A nurse employed by any of the centers can attend for free, increasing their opportunities to obtain trauma hours and also exposing them to diverse topics and speakers. Implementation: The implementation of this project included formulation of the consortium through guideline development and establishment of quality expectations and monitoring. The sponsoring institution is responsible for the publication of the seminar brochure. The same brochure paper is used for every seminar, ensuring uniformity, consistency, and recognition. Speakers and topics are selected by the coordinating institution and education credits must be approved and provided by a national nurses' organization. A summary of the evaluations are submitted to the managers for review. Outcomes: Since September 1994, the consortium has presented over 70 programs to over 6,000 participants. Approximately 24,000 education hours have been distributed to nurses in the KC area at no charge. Each seminar has an attendance of 60 - 150 participants. Overall, course satisfaction has been high and the staff report an improved compliance with the state trauma education requirements. Recommendations: The advantages of belonging to the Consortium are many. We are able to provide a variety of educational offerings, meet the state requirements and, because the education is offered at no charge, it is also used as a recruitment tool. Our audience has grown beyond the central focus group of ED &amp; ICU nurses to include many specialties as well as EMS, respiratory therapists, social workers and case managers. We often have non-members attend at a nominal fee. The Consortium could easily be replicated in any area in which there are multiple providers attempting to reach mutual goal. [Clinical Poster]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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