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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162953
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Educational Needs of Advanced Practice Nurses in Emergency Care
Abstract:
Educational Needs of Advanced Practice Nurses in Emergency Care
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2001
Author:Cole, Frank, PhD, RN, CEN, CS, FNP, FAAN
Contact Address:9111 Timberside Drive, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
Contact Telephone:(713) 500-2153
Co-Authors:Cynthia Abel, RN, MSN, CEN; Laura Kuensting, RN, MSN, CPNP; Joyce Mickanin, RN, MSN, ENP; Mary Ellen Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP, CEN; Susan MacLean, RN, PhD; and Maureen Rehwaldt, DNSc, RN
Purpose: Since Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) are educated in a variety of collegiate programs, they enter the practice arena with different educational needs. To target conferences specifically for APNs, their educational needs must be known. In spite of the recent increase in the numbers of APNs, little is known about their educational needs related to providing emergency care. Therefore, the Advanced Practice Committee of ENA sought to identify the educational needs of this group. Design: A descriptive, cross sectional, study was conducted.
Setting and Sample: A convenience sample of 64 APNs attending the 2000 Emergency Nurses Association Scientific Assembly in Chicago participated in this study. Methodology: An investigator developed survey was used to collect data. The survey asked demographic questions as well as forced choice questions about products, services, and educational needs. The survey was included in the registration packet of all participants attending the Scientific Assembly. Participants were encouraged to complete their survey and return it to a designated location near the registration area. Results: Fifty-two (83.1%) of the respondents have state recognition as an APN and 33 (51.6%) attended a NP program, 17 (26.6%) a CNS program, and 8 (12.5%) a combined NP and CNS program. The focus of the educational program for the largest numbers of respondents was family (37.5%), emergency care (32.8%) and critical care (18.8%). The majority are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (56.3%); work in urban locations (48.4%), in both the main ED and fast track (46.9%). The top three educational needs for NPs were dermatological conditions, advanced pharmacology, and orthopedic injuries and for CNSs, advanced pharmacology, laboratory interpretation, and applying research to practice. The top 2 skill labs for NPs were complex wound care and radiographic interpretation and for CNSs, radiographic interpretation and 12/15 lead EKGs. Conclusions: To develop a conference relevant to the education needs of APNs in emergency care, the conference must include information on dermatological conditions, advanced pharmacology, orthopedic injuries, laboratory interpretation, and applying research to practice. Skill labs must focus on complex wound care, radiographic interpretation, and 12/15 lead EKGs. [Research 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.titleEducational Needs of Advanced Practice Nurses in Emergency Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162953-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Educational Needs of Advanced Practice Nurses in Emergency Care</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cole, Frank, PhD, RN, CEN, CS, FNP, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">9111 Timberside Drive, Houston, TX, 77030, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(713) 500-2153</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fcole@son1.nur.uth.tmc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cynthia Abel, RN, MSN, CEN; Laura Kuensting, RN, MSN, CPNP; Joyce Mickanin, RN, MSN, ENP; Mary Ellen Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP, CEN; Susan MacLean, RN, PhD; and Maureen Rehwaldt, DNSc, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Since Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) are educated in a variety of collegiate programs, they enter the practice arena with different educational needs. To target conferences specifically for APNs, their educational needs must be known. In spite of the recent increase in the numbers of APNs, little is known about their educational needs related to providing emergency care. Therefore, the Advanced Practice Committee of ENA sought to identify the educational needs of this group. Design: A descriptive, cross sectional, study was conducted. <br/>Setting and Sample: A convenience sample of 64 APNs attending the 2000 Emergency Nurses Association Scientific Assembly in Chicago participated in this study. Methodology: An investigator developed survey was used to collect data. The survey asked demographic questions as well as forced choice questions about products, services, and educational needs. The survey was included in the registration packet of all participants attending the Scientific Assembly. Participants were encouraged to complete their survey and return it to a designated location near the registration area. Results: Fifty-two (83.1%) of the respondents have state recognition as an APN and 33 (51.6%) attended a NP program, 17 (26.6%) a CNS program, and 8 (12.5%) a combined NP and CNS program. The focus of the educational program for the largest numbers of respondents was family (37.5%), emergency care (32.8%) and critical care (18.8%). The majority are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (56.3%); work in urban locations (48.4%), in both the main ED and fast track (46.9%). The top three educational needs for NPs were dermatological conditions, advanced pharmacology, and orthopedic injuries and for CNSs, advanced pharmacology, laboratory interpretation, and applying research to practice. The top 2 skill labs for NPs were complex wound care and radiographic interpretation and for CNSs, radiographic interpretation and 12/15 lead EKGs. Conclusions: To develop a conference relevant to the education needs of APNs in emergency care, the conference must include information on dermatological conditions, advanced pharmacology, orthopedic injuries, laboratory interpretation, and applying research to practice. Skill labs must focus on complex wound care, radiographic interpretation, and 12/15 lead EKGs. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:37:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:37:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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