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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162909
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge-Enhancement Educational Project (KEEP) for the VA Nurses
Abstract:
Knowledge-Enhancement Educational Project (KEEP) for the VA Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2006
Author:Katigbak, Arceli, RN, MSN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Title:ER Staff Nurse
Contact Address:2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030, USA
Contact Telephone:(713) 794-7440
Clinical Topic: Translating evidence-based practice guidelines into practice is a common challenge among busy clinicians. The purpose of this project was to establish a series of educational learning experiences for the emergency department (ED) nurses that would augment the knowledge-base and skills of the nursing staff at this large, federal medical facility and teaching hospital located in Texas. The Knowledge-Enhancement Educational Project (KEEP) was designed due to an overwhelming desire of the staff nurses to have onsite educational offerings, which would give them the ability to earn continuing education credits and at the same time have fun, promote teamwork, collaboration, and creativity. Implementation: The principal investigator conducted eight focus groups with the nursing staff (using a semi-structured questionnaire) to determine the type and topics for the educational experiences during November 2004. A convenience sample of 10% (N=50) of this facility's nurses participated in the focus groups. The responses were grouped according to themes and a project proposal expressing these themes was subsequently submitted and approved by nursing leadership in January 2005. The initial presentation was in March and quarterly presentations continued through December 2005. All presentations, led by ED nurses, focused on nursing interventions that supported guideline adherence and nurses' collaborative role in the practice of evidence-base care. Advertisement included: E-mails, flyers, and overhead pages. A five-item, four-point Likert scale content and presenter evaluation scale was administered after each session. Outcomes: The first three educational sessions reviewed the clinical guidelines for: acute coronary syndrome, bioterrorism, and acute ischemic stroke. The educational offerings were well attended with a mean participation of 72 nurses per session. Session evaluations were very positive with 100% (N=217) attendees rating the program as "highly relevant" to their nursing practice. Participants also requested that presentations be increased in frequency from quarterly to once a month. The success of the KEEP initiative has led to the continuance of monthly presentations past the timeframe of the initial proposal.
Recommendations: The KEEP initiative was found to successfully engage staff in learning updates of priority clinical situations. However, further study is needed to determine the effectiveness of the KEEP initiative to influence nursing practice including the addition of pre- and post-tests to assess knowledge. Nurses working together are focused on achieving positive patient outcomes through an environment of professionalism, teamwork, leadership, and collaboration. The project presenters volunteered their time and talents toward our learning efforts and the ED nurses joined by other nursing units provided complimentary refreshments for the participants. Administrative rewards for the nurses who were actively involved in the presentation consisted of compensation time off from work. The KEEP initiative is truly an example of how ED nurses can positively influence practice within a facility. The KEEP initiative could be applied to nurses from any unit in 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.titleKnowledge-Enhancement Educational Project (KEEP) for the VA Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162909-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge-Enhancement Educational Project (KEEP) for the VA Nurses</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Katigbak, Arceli, RN, MSN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">ER Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(713) 794-7440</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">akatigbak@houston.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: Translating evidence-based practice guidelines into practice is a common challenge among busy clinicians. The purpose of this project was to establish a series of educational learning experiences for the emergency department (ED) nurses that would augment the knowledge-base and skills of the nursing staff at this large, federal medical facility and teaching hospital located in Texas. The Knowledge-Enhancement Educational Project (KEEP) was designed due to an overwhelming desire of the staff nurses to have onsite educational offerings, which would give them the ability to earn continuing education credits and at the same time have fun, promote teamwork, collaboration, and creativity. Implementation: The principal investigator conducted eight focus groups with the nursing staff (using a semi-structured questionnaire) to determine the type and topics for the educational experiences during November 2004. A convenience sample of 10% (N=50) of this facility's nurses participated in the focus groups. The responses were grouped according to themes and a project proposal expressing these themes was subsequently submitted and approved by nursing leadership in January 2005. The initial presentation was in March and quarterly presentations continued through December 2005. All presentations, led by ED nurses, focused on nursing interventions that supported guideline adherence and nurses' collaborative role in the practice of evidence-base care. Advertisement included: E-mails, flyers, and overhead pages. A five-item, four-point Likert scale content and presenter evaluation scale was administered after each session. Outcomes: The first three educational sessions reviewed the clinical guidelines for: acute coronary syndrome, bioterrorism, and acute ischemic stroke. The educational offerings were well attended with a mean participation of 72 nurses per session. Session evaluations were very positive with 100% (N=217) attendees rating the program as &quot;highly relevant&quot; to their nursing practice. Participants also requested that presentations be increased in frequency from quarterly to once a month. The success of the KEEP initiative has led to the continuance of monthly presentations past the timeframe of the initial proposal. <br/>Recommendations: The KEEP initiative was found to successfully engage staff in learning updates of priority clinical situations. However, further study is needed to determine the effectiveness of the KEEP initiative to influence nursing practice including the addition of pre- and post-tests to assess knowledge. Nurses working together are focused on achieving positive patient outcomes through an environment of professionalism, teamwork, leadership, and collaboration. The project presenters volunteered their time and talents toward our learning efforts and the ED nurses joined by other nursing units provided complimentary refreshments for the participants. Administrative rewards for the nurses who were actively involved in the presentation consisted of compensation time off from work. The KEEP initiative is truly an example of how ED nurses can positively influence practice within a facility. The KEEP initiative could be applied to nurses from any unit in the hospital.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:36:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:36:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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