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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162960
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a Community Consortium for Emergency Nursing Education
Abstract:
Developing a Community Consortium for Emergency Nursing Education
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2001
Author:Criddle, Laura M., MS, RN, CEN, CFRN
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health and Sciences University
Contact Address:3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code UHS-8Q, Portland, OR, 97201, USA
Contact Telephone:(503) 494-1350
Clinical Topic: To educate inexperienced nurses, EDs throughout northern Oregon were individually providing didactic programs of varying intensity and duration for new staff members. In order to maximize resources, standardize learning, reduce costs, and provide more frequent class opportunities, educators from several institutions joined together to form the ENA Portland Area Emergency Nursing Consortium.
Implementation: Managers, directors and educators from more than 20 area emergency departments were invited to attend an informational session. The Oregon State Council of ENA offered to serve as the organizing body and be the corporate entity responsible for the Consortium. Memberships were offered for an initial fee determined by facility size. Contracts were developed, a bank account opened, job descriptions were written, and appointments were made for Chair, Schedule Coordinator, Notebook Coordinator, Day Coordinator, and Point Keeper. To stimulate involvement and minimize a cash outlay, a simple point system was developed. Members earned points by holding positions, lecturing, providing classrooms, attending meetings, and taking minutes. Points are then used to "purchase" future student placements. Those without sufficient points, non-Consortium members, could utilize a cash option. Once the membership and structure were defined, the educational program itself was developed. The course consisted of eight days (2 days per week for 4 weeks) of didactic lecture covering entry level emergency nursing information. Lectures are provided on a volunteer basis by local content experts at locations rotated among the membership's various facilities.
Outcomes: The Consortium currently has 11 members, which represents 16 emergency departments. In its first year, the Consortium offered three full courses, and provided 56 hours of basic emergency nursing education to more than 60 area nurses. Program evaluations have been generally positive. The group has continued to function cohesively and profitably, and has recently expanded to offer one-day Sexual Assault and Triage classes for experienced emergency nurses. Senior nursing students have also been invited to attend the basic course.
Recommendations: The formation of an educational consortium can dramatically improve access to quality emergency nursing education and simultaneously can set a community standard, reduce educational costs, decrease the workload of individual educators, and enhance interfacility cooperation. Upon completion of this poster review, the participant will be able to: 1) Describe the consortium development process;
2) List three consortium job descriptions; and 3) Name three benefits of an educational consortium.[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.titleDeveloping a Community Consortium for Emergency Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162960-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing a Community Consortium for Emergency Nursing Education</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">Criddle, Laura M., MS, RN, CEN, CFRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health and Sciences University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code UHS-8Q, Portland, OR, 97201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(503) 494-1350</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">criddle@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: To educate inexperienced nurses, EDs throughout northern Oregon were individually providing didactic programs of varying intensity and duration for new staff members. In order to maximize resources, standardize learning, reduce costs, and provide more frequent class opportunities, educators from several institutions joined together to form the ENA Portland Area Emergency Nursing Consortium.<br/>Implementation: Managers, directors and educators from more than 20 area emergency departments were invited to attend an informational session. The Oregon State Council of ENA offered to serve as the organizing body and be the corporate entity responsible for the Consortium. Memberships were offered for an initial fee determined by facility size. Contracts were developed, a bank account opened, job descriptions were written, and appointments were made for Chair, Schedule Coordinator, Notebook Coordinator, Day Coordinator, and Point Keeper. To stimulate involvement and minimize a cash outlay, a simple point system was developed. Members earned points by holding positions, lecturing, providing classrooms, attending meetings, and taking minutes. Points are then used to &quot;purchase&quot; future student placements. Those without sufficient points, non-Consortium members, could utilize a cash option. Once the membership and structure were defined, the educational program itself was developed. The course consisted of eight days (2 days per week for 4 weeks) of didactic lecture covering entry level emergency nursing information. Lectures are provided on a volunteer basis by local content experts at locations rotated among the membership's various facilities.<br/>Outcomes: The Consortium currently has 11 members, which represents 16 emergency departments. In its first year, the Consortium offered three full courses, and provided 56 hours of basic emergency nursing education to more than 60 area nurses. Program evaluations have been generally positive. The group has continued to function cohesively and profitably, and has recently expanded to offer one-day Sexual Assault and Triage classes for experienced emergency nurses. Senior nursing students have also been invited to attend the basic course. <br/>Recommendations: The formation of an educational consortium can dramatically improve access to quality emergency nursing education and simultaneously can set a community standard, reduce educational costs, decrease the workload of individual educators, and enhance interfacility cooperation. Upon completion of this poster review, the participant will be able to: 1) Describe the consortium development process;<br/>2) List three consortium job descriptions; and 3) Name three benefits of an educational consortium.[Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:37:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:37:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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