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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163015
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Emergency Nurses Education Consortium
Abstract:
Emergency Nurses Education Consortium
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2005
Author:Walsh-Hart, Sharon, RN, BSN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:TriHealth, Inc.
Title:Educational Specialist II
Contact Address:619 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45206, USA
Contact Telephone:(513) 569-5471
Co-Authors:Matthew Gunderman, RN, BSN, EMT-P; Carol Buschur, RN, SANE; Gail Merritt, RN, BS;
Purpose: Previously, no educational offering existed in this region for nurses that are new to the emergency department (ED) environment. Traditionally, such nurses attended critical care classes, which covered only a small percentage of the core knowledge needed by the ED nurse. The purpose of this project was to develop and deliver education classes specifically for ED nurses that will benefit the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky hospitals. The first project was to develop an ED nursing course that provides basic ED curriculum to nurses who are new to the ED environment. Design: This is a staff development project. Setting: ENEC is a group of ED educators from hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. There are ten member hospitals, of which six are rural and four are urban. Three of the hospitals are trauma centers (one Level I and two Level III). The smallest hospital has 25 beds and the largest has 500. ED visits at these hospitals range from 20,000 to 75,000, annually. The initial course for new ED nurses would be held multiple times per year at a central location, with instructors from the various member hospitals. Member hospitals could send participants at no charge; hospitals that are not members may register participants for a fee. Participants: The participants are nurses who are new to the ED environment. This can include the newly graduated RN to a RN with 20 years of nursing experience who has no experience in the ED setting. Methods: A 100-question pre-test is given to the participant before attending the program. The program is currently five days long over a five-week period. The program consists of didactic lecture and skills demonstrations. Upon course completion, each participant takes a 50-question post-test at his or her respective institution. Areas of weakness are identified and their ED educator develops an individualized educational plan. Results: Three sets of classes have been presented. Course evaluation summaries from the first set of classes yielded an overall program evaluation average of 4.16 (83%) on a 1-5 Likert scale (5 scoring the highest). Lectures were modified based on participant feedback. The second set of classes yielded an overall program evaluation average of 4.4 (88%). Based on feedback from participants and ED managers, further modifications were made to the course, decreasing lecture time and increasing the skills experiences. The third set of classes yielded an overall average of 4.6 (92%). Recommendations: For 2005, the course will be decreased to four days. This partly due to the difficulty for nurses to get the time away from the department and some participants felt the five days was too long. A post-course survey is being developed that will be sent out six months post-course. A concurrent evaluative process will be put in place to assess skills, core knowledge, and the applicability of information learned during the course to the work setting.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEmergency Nurses Education Consortiumen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163015-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Emergency Nurses 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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Walsh-Hart, Sharon, RN, BSN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">TriHealth, Inc.</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Educational Specialist II</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">619 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45206, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(513) 569-5471</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sharon_walsh-hart@trihealth.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Matthew Gunderman, RN, BSN, EMT-P; Carol Buschur, RN, SANE; Gail Merritt, RN, BS;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Previously, no educational offering existed in this region for nurses that are new to the emergency department (ED) environment. Traditionally, such nurses attended critical care classes, which covered only a small percentage of the core knowledge needed by the ED nurse. The purpose of this project was to develop and deliver education classes specifically for ED nurses that will benefit the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky hospitals. The first project was to develop an ED nursing course that provides basic ED curriculum to nurses who are new to the ED environment. Design: This is a staff development project. Setting: ENEC is a group of ED educators from hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. There are ten member hospitals, of which six are rural and four are urban. Three of the hospitals are trauma centers (one Level I and two Level III). The smallest hospital has 25 beds and the largest has 500. ED visits at these hospitals range from 20,000 to 75,000, annually. The initial course for new ED nurses would be held multiple times per year at a central location, with instructors from the various member hospitals. Member hospitals could send participants at no charge; hospitals that are not members may register participants for a fee. Participants: The participants are nurses who are new to the ED environment. This can include the newly graduated RN to a RN with 20 years of nursing experience who has no experience in the ED setting. Methods: A 100-question pre-test is given to the participant before attending the program. The program is currently five days long over a five-week period. The program consists of didactic lecture and skills demonstrations. Upon course completion, each participant takes a 50-question post-test at his or her respective institution. Areas of weakness are identified and their ED educator develops an individualized educational plan. Results: Three sets of classes have been presented. Course evaluation summaries from the first set of classes yielded an overall program evaluation average of 4.16 (83%) on a 1-5 Likert scale (5 scoring the highest). Lectures were modified based on participant feedback. The second set of classes yielded an overall program evaluation average of 4.4 (88%). Based on feedback from participants and ED managers, further modifications were made to the course, decreasing lecture time and increasing the skills experiences. The third set of classes yielded an overall average of 4.6 (92%). Recommendations: For 2005, the course will be decreased to four days. This partly due to the difficulty for nurses to get the time away from the department and some participants felt the five days was too long. A post-course survey is being developed that will be sent out six months post-course. A concurrent evaluative process will be put in place to assess skills, core knowledge, and the applicability of information learned during the course to the work setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:38:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:38:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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