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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164052
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Code Preparedness Education - The Role of the CNS
Author(s):
Sommers, Christine L.
Author Details:
Christine L. Sommers, RN, MN, CCNS, CCRN, Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: To provide code team members and nursing staff with education and practice opportunities to optimize teamwork and problem solving during a resuscitative event. Background: Observation and review of actual resuscitative events has demonstrated that code team members and nursing staff have difficulty in functioning as a team and in dealing with the many challenges presented in a resuscitative event. The inability to deal with unexpected challenges and to function as a team has led to frustration among staff and the potential for sub-optimal care of patients. Practice Innovation: A multidisciplinary task force led by the CNS was developed to examine how to best provide code preparedness education. A variety of recommendations were made that included educational offerings, mock code drills, and a revision to ACLS courses. Outcomes: Actual codes and mock codes are being reviewed to identify areas that have improved and areas that require further education. The revision to ACLS courses has resulted in ACLS participants being better prepared. Conclusion: It is imperative that staff are adequately trained and maintain a high level of preparedness for resuscitative events. The implementation of concentrated educational and practice events have provided a format to provide code preparedness education and also assess staff preparedness. Implications for Practice: Ongoing evaluation of the education offerings, mock code drills, and actual resuscitation events will be necessary to continually recognize areas of improvement and further educational opportunities.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCode Preparedness Education - The Role of the CNSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSommers, Christine L.en_US
dc.author.detailsChristine L. Sommers, RN, MN, CCNS, CCRN, Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164052-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To provide code team members and nursing staff with education and practice opportunities to optimize teamwork and problem solving during a resuscitative event. Background: Observation and review of actual resuscitative events has demonstrated that code team members and nursing staff have difficulty in functioning as a team and in dealing with the many challenges presented in a resuscitative event. The inability to deal with unexpected challenges and to function as a team has led to frustration among staff and the potential for sub-optimal care of patients. Practice Innovation: A multidisciplinary task force led by the CNS was developed to examine how to best provide code preparedness education. A variety of recommendations were made that included educational offerings, mock code drills, and a revision to ACLS courses. Outcomes: Actual codes and mock codes are being reviewed to identify areas that have improved and areas that require further education. The revision to ACLS courses has resulted in ACLS participants being better prepared. Conclusion: It is imperative that staff are adequately trained and maintain a high level of preparedness for resuscitative events. The implementation of concentrated educational and practice events have provided a format to provide code preparedness education and also assess staff preparedness. Implications for Practice: Ongoing evaluation of the education offerings, mock code drills, and actual resuscitation events will be necessary to continually recognize areas of improvement and further educational opportunities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:06Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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