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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162980
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Implementation of an ED Residency Program for Graduates Nurses
Abstract:
Development and Implementation of an ED Residency Program for Graduates Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2005
Author:Bechtel, Dorri, RN, BSN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Title:Clinical Educator for Emergency Services
Contact Address:1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY, 11795, USA
Contact Telephone:(631) 376-3153
Co-Authors:Carol L. Butler, RN, BS, CEN; Patricia Kurz, RN, MPS, CEN
Clinical Topic: Emergency department (ED) nursing is a demanding specialty requiring core knowledge across the age continuum. The depth and breadth of this knowledge and the rapid pace of the emergency department are often overwhelming for the novice or less-experienced nurse. In addition, some states, such as New York, have department of health regulations that require new graduates who seek employment in the emergency department to have a minimum of one year's experience in nursing prior to being hired, unless the organization offers a state-approved nurse residency program for new graduates. We developed and implemented an ED residency program for recent graduates in nursing, because our institution, a 433-bed community hospital in Suffolk County, NY, did not have an approved nurse residency program in place. Implementation: A written proposal to establish an ED nurse residency program was submitted to the state department of health, and received final approval in April 2004. New graduates were selected, based on an interview, prior academic performance, and previous patient-care experience. After attending a standard hospital orientation, ED orientation was initiated, which included didactic learning coordinated with clinical experience. The didactic portion was based on standards of care established by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), utilizing the ENA Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum and the ENA Orientation to Emergency Nursing program. Additional training in basic dysrhythmias, critical care, trauma nursing core curriculum (TNCC), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) also was available to nurses who participated in the residency program. Outcomes: Two new graduates in nursing were selected to begin the program in August 2004 and currently are enrolled. As of December 2004, the nurses had completed 18 weeks of clinical and didactic training. In addition, they were certified in ACLS and PALS and experienced multiple Level II traumas and cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts. At this time, they are progressing as expected and are receiving biweekly evaluations from their preceptors. The nurses will complete the residency program in August 2005, and it is anticipated that a new group of nurses will begin the program thereafter. Recommendations: Organizations seeking to initiate a successful residency program for new graduates in nursing should: (1) Develop a detailed written education plan and evaluation tool and obtain appropriate approvals; (2) Develop inclusion criteria and a thorough interview process for prospective participants; (3) Train preceptors and emphasize the importance of their continued involvement in the program; (4) Foster collaboration among nursing management, nursing educators, and hospital administration throughout development and implementation of the program; and (5) Establish effective communication channels to encourage active participation in the program by all health care staff.
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 ED Residency Program for Graduates Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162980-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Implementation of an ED Residency Program for Graduates 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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bechtel, Dorri, RN, BSN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Educator for Emergency Services</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY, 11795, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(631) 376-3153</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dorri.bechtel@chsli.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carol L. Butler, RN, BS, CEN; Patricia Kurz, RN, MPS, CEN<br/></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: Emergency department (ED) nursing is a demanding specialty requiring core knowledge across the age continuum. The depth and breadth of this knowledge and the rapid pace of the emergency department are often overwhelming for the novice or less-experienced nurse. In addition, some states, such as New York, have department of health regulations that require new graduates who seek employment in the emergency department to have a minimum of one year's experience in nursing prior to being hired, unless the organization offers a state-approved nurse residency program for new graduates. We developed and implemented an ED residency program for recent graduates in nursing, because our institution, a 433-bed community hospital in Suffolk County, NY, did not have an approved nurse residency program in place. Implementation: A written proposal to establish an ED nurse residency program was submitted to the state department of health, and received final approval in April 2004. New graduates were selected, based on an interview, prior academic performance, and previous patient-care experience. After attending a standard hospital orientation, ED orientation was initiated, which included didactic learning coordinated with clinical experience. The didactic portion was based on standards of care established by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), utilizing the ENA Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum and the ENA Orientation to Emergency Nursing program. Additional training in basic dysrhythmias, critical care, trauma nursing core curriculum (TNCC), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) also was available to nurses who participated in the residency program. Outcomes: Two new graduates in nursing were selected to begin the program in August 2004 and currently are enrolled. As of December 2004, the nurses had completed 18 weeks of clinical and didactic training. In addition, they were certified in ACLS and PALS and experienced multiple Level II traumas and cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts. At this time, they are progressing as expected and are receiving biweekly evaluations from their preceptors. The nurses will complete the residency program in August 2005, and it is anticipated that a new group of nurses will begin the program thereafter. Recommendations: Organizations seeking to initiate a successful residency program for new graduates in nursing should: (1) Develop a detailed written education plan and evaluation tool and obtain appropriate approvals; (2) Develop inclusion criteria and a thorough interview process for prospective participants; (3) Train preceptors and emphasize the importance of their continued involvement in the program; (4) Foster collaboration among nursing management, nursing educators, and hospital administration throughout development and implementation of the program; and (5) Establish effective communication channels to encourage active participation in the program by all health care staff.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:37:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:37:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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