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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164138
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CNS Intervention to Improve Care of the Respiratory Compromised Patient
Author(s):
Jeffries, Marian; Gavaghan, Susan
Author Details:
Marian Jeffries, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Susan Gavaghan MSN, RN
Abstract:
Problem and Significance Respiratory emergencies on the general care units necessitate transferring the patient to an ICU level of care. Staff nurses outside of the ICU often feel unprepared to care for this challenging population. Purpose: The purpose of this initiative was to develop, implement and evaluate a program to increase the nursing staff's knowledge around the effective management of patient's with acute respiratory problems. Description of Project An educational respiratory program was designed by the CNS's and implemented by a multidisciplinary team that included the CNS, respiratory therapist and staff from the professional development department. The program began in April 2004 and was presented to new staff working across several general care units in the hospital. Methods All nurses new to the organization attended a four-hour class on respiratory care prior to the completion of their 6-week orientation. Following the class each participant completed an evaluation. This data was used to inform and revise future classes to foster improvements in respiratory care outside of the ICU In addition a competency assessment was completed by the participant within two weeks and reviewed by their unit based CNS for follow up as needed. Data analysis is in the process and includes quantitative and content analysis of different evaluation parameters. In addition system wide evidence on occurrence, preparation and resources related to aspects of respiratory care management provide additional evaluation of the impact the classes have had on staff knowledge related to respiratory care. Conclusions: Patients experiencing respiratory difficulties are visible on all inpatient areas. CNS practice involving designing, implementing, and evaluating this program will be used as a model for further educational endeavors to increase knowledge and improve safe, effective care. Competency assessments have revealed that nurses are gaining knowledge and Leadership has expressed satisfaction with this initiative.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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.titleCNS Intervention to Improve Care of the Respiratory Compromised Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorJeffries, Marianen_US
dc.contributor.authorGavaghan, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsMarian Jeffries, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Susan Gavaghan MSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164138-
dc.description.abstractProblem and Significance Respiratory emergencies on the general care units necessitate transferring the patient to an ICU level of care. Staff nurses outside of the ICU often feel unprepared to care for this challenging population. Purpose: The purpose of this initiative was to develop, implement and evaluate a program to increase the nursing staff's knowledge around the effective management of patient's with acute respiratory problems. Description of Project An educational respiratory program was designed by the CNS's and implemented by a multidisciplinary team that included the CNS, respiratory therapist and staff from the professional development department. The program began in April 2004 and was presented to new staff working across several general care units in the hospital. Methods All nurses new to the organization attended a four-hour class on respiratory care prior to the completion of their 6-week orientation. Following the class each participant completed an evaluation. This data was used to inform and revise future classes to foster improvements in respiratory care outside of the ICU In addition a competency assessment was completed by the participant within two weeks and reviewed by their unit based CNS for follow up as needed. Data analysis is in the process and includes quantitative and content analysis of different evaluation parameters. In addition system wide evidence on occurrence, preparation and resources related to aspects of respiratory care management provide additional evaluation of the impact the classes have had on staff knowledge related to respiratory care. Conclusions: Patients experiencing respiratory difficulties are visible on all inpatient areas. CNS practice involving designing, implementing, and evaluating this program will be used as a model for further educational endeavors to increase knowledge and improve safe, effective care. Competency assessments have revealed that nurses are gaining knowledge and Leadership has expressed satisfaction with this initiative.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:44Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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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