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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164143
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Trauma Nursing
Author(s):
Martin, Ann; Spiro, M.; Evangelista, S.
Author Details:
Ann Martin, Ann, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP (CNS), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; M. Spiro MSN, RN; S. Evangelista RN
Abstract:
Background: There is a growing need to provide staff nurses with education and resources related to caring for patients who experience trauma and are cared for outside of the ICU. A team headed by the Clinical Nurse Specialist agreed on the need to provide basic information to new trauma nurses on a busy trauma/surgical floor. Purpose: The purpose of the practice innovation was to develop, implement and evaluate a clinical guide that provided basic concepts to new nurses during their initial orientation to a large medical center. The guide contained information that would extend current nursing knowledge and include issues that arise with the surgical/trauma patient population. Innovation: Data used to support the development of the learning guide was generated from nurses experiences and conversations with new nurses and senior nurses as they tried to determine what was missing from orientation and the orientation literature. New nurses wanted to know the nuances of trauma care on the floor. This included general information about monitoring certain types of patients their expected response. They also expressed interest in bedside emergencies that may arise and complications that are commonly seen in the trauma population. Content included in the guide was determined by reviewing trauma program guidelines, textbooks on the topic, and reflecting on clinical knowledge about the population cared for on the trauma/surgical floors. The team decided to organize the content in the guide using a head-to-toe assessment approach and to discuss a typical trauma patient and trauma experiences seen on the hospital units. The team described the patien's experiences from the time EMS arrived on the scene, and to include the sequence of events once a patient enters the Emergency Department. Building on this information a patient assessment was created to guide care when the patient is admitted to the trauma unit and specific injuries are documented. Major body systems review included a review of signs and symptoms, physical and psychosocial assessment and potential injuries and treatment. Each presentation was followed by several questions to help reinforce the material covered. Validation: The content was validated and discussed with senior nurses, new nurses, clinical nurse specialists and other experts in the trauma field. Literature used to develop the guide came from resources such as ATLS, ACLS, Trauma Nursing Text and TNCC text. Experts in the field of trauma nursing will review it and the final draft will be honed by and in collaboration by the aforementioned staff. Implementation: The guide will be piloted and distributed to assess for effectiveness and usefulness. The Team will evaluate learning by using pre-post test measures following exposure to the guide. A case study review will be used to evaluate knowledge acquisition. Following this effort, the guide will become included in the orientation materials to better address the needs of the trauma nurses that are working with this ever-changing population.
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.titleTrauma Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpiro, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEvangelista, S.en_US
dc.author.detailsAnn Martin, Ann, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP (CNS), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; M. Spiro MSN, RN; S. Evangelista RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164143-
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is a growing need to provide staff nurses with education and resources related to caring for patients who experience trauma and are cared for outside of the ICU. A team headed by the Clinical Nurse Specialist agreed on the need to provide basic information to new trauma nurses on a busy trauma/surgical floor. Purpose: The purpose of the practice innovation was to develop, implement and evaluate a clinical guide that provided basic concepts to new nurses during their initial orientation to a large medical center. The guide contained information that would extend current nursing knowledge and include issues that arise with the surgical/trauma patient population. Innovation: Data used to support the development of the learning guide was generated from nurses experiences and conversations with new nurses and senior nurses as they tried to determine what was missing from orientation and the orientation literature. New nurses wanted to know the nuances of trauma care on the floor. This included general information about monitoring certain types of patients their expected response. They also expressed interest in bedside emergencies that may arise and complications that are commonly seen in the trauma population. Content included in the guide was determined by reviewing trauma program guidelines, textbooks on the topic, and reflecting on clinical knowledge about the population cared for on the trauma/surgical floors. The team decided to organize the content in the guide using a head-to-toe assessment approach and to discuss a typical trauma patient and trauma experiences seen on the hospital units. The team described the patien's experiences from the time EMS arrived on the scene, and to include the sequence of events once a patient enters the Emergency Department. Building on this information a patient assessment was created to guide care when the patient is admitted to the trauma unit and specific injuries are documented. Major body systems review included a review of signs and symptoms, physical and psychosocial assessment and potential injuries and treatment. Each presentation was followed by several questions to help reinforce the material covered. Validation: The content was validated and discussed with senior nurses, new nurses, clinical nurse specialists and other experts in the trauma field. Literature used to develop the guide came from resources such as ATLS, ACLS, Trauma Nursing Text and TNCC text. Experts in the field of trauma nursing will review it and the final draft will be honed by and in collaboration by the aforementioned staff. Implementation: The guide will be piloted and distributed to assess for effectiveness and usefulness. The Team will evaluate learning by using pre-post test measures following exposure to the guide. A case study review will be used to evaluate knowledge acquisition. Following this effort, the guide will become included in the orientation materials to better address the needs of the trauma nurses that are working with this ever-changing population.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:50Z-
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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