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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164205
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Immersion in Geriatric Co-Morbidities: Outcomes from an Educational Opportunity
Author(s):
Jeske, Lee; Salamon, Lisa; Sommer, Julie A.; Weidner, Suzanne
Author Details:
Lee Jeske, MS, APRN, BC, Aurora Healthcare, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lisa Salamon, MSN, APRN, BC, WOCN; Julie A. Sommer, MSN, APRN, BC; Suzanne Weidner, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: To develop an educational opportunity that provides hands on experience leading to an increase in understanding of common co-morbidities experienced by older adults. This workshop is part of a HRSA grant. Significance: The average age of nurses is increasing. Many of these tenured nurses did not receive geriatric didactic or clinical content in their nursing programs. As our patient population increases in age, knowledge in geriatric care and syndromes is increasingly important. Background/Design: We have nurses with various levels of knowledge related to geriatric care and syndromes. We identified the need to develop the skills of our nurses, anticipating that broadening their understanding of the array of co-morbidities that may be present in hospitalized older adults can promote adaptations to the plan of care that promote independence and decrease length of stay. Methods: A 3.5 hour interactive workshop was developed for nurses working in an inpatient hospital setting. The program consists of a variety of teaching techniques beginning with viewing the "See Me" video published by Concept Media. The video is followed by discussion and a exercise to dispel some of the common myths held about the older population. The second half of the program consists of a concurrent session which provides a hands-on opportunity to experience living with vision and hearing deficits, a decrease in hand dexterity, and changes in functional mobility. This session alternates with a small group discussion of case studies shared by the participants. Strategies for improving interactions with the elder are provided throughout the workshop. The day ends with open dialog and reflection about how this workshop has impacted you personally as a nurse and how you think it will influence your practice. Findings: Each activity within the workshop was evaluated using a 4-point Likert Scale for a) its relationship to the purpose of the activity and b) the appropriateness of the teaching strategies. Conclusions: Feedback from 72 participants indicate that that this was a valuable learning experience and that knowledge gained could easily be integrated into daily practice. Implications for Practice: As the patient population continues to age, workshops like this will provide nurses with knowledge in the care of the geriatric population and promote a more elder friendly environment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.titleImmersion in Geriatric Co-Morbidities: Outcomes from an Educational Opportunityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJeske, Leeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalamon, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSommer, Julie A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeidner, Suzanneen_US
dc.author.detailsLee Jeske, MS, APRN, BC, Aurora Healthcare, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lisa Salamon, MSN, APRN, BC, WOCN; Julie A. Sommer, MSN, APRN, BC; Suzanne Weidner, MSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164205-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To develop an educational opportunity that provides hands on experience leading to an increase in understanding of common co-morbidities experienced by older adults. This workshop is part of a HRSA grant. Significance: The average age of nurses is increasing. Many of these tenured nurses did not receive geriatric didactic or clinical content in their nursing programs. As our patient population increases in age, knowledge in geriatric care and syndromes is increasingly important. Background/Design: We have nurses with various levels of knowledge related to geriatric care and syndromes. We identified the need to develop the skills of our nurses, anticipating that broadening their understanding of the array of co-morbidities that may be present in hospitalized older adults can promote adaptations to the plan of care that promote independence and decrease length of stay. Methods: A 3.5 hour interactive workshop was developed for nurses working in an inpatient hospital setting. The program consists of a variety of teaching techniques beginning with viewing the "See Me" video published by Concept Media. The video is followed by discussion and a exercise to dispel some of the common myths held about the older population. The second half of the program consists of a concurrent session which provides a hands-on opportunity to experience living with vision and hearing deficits, a decrease in hand dexterity, and changes in functional mobility. This session alternates with a small group discussion of case studies shared by the participants. Strategies for improving interactions with the elder are provided throughout the workshop. The day ends with open dialog and reflection about how this workshop has impacted you personally as a nurse and how you think it will influence your practice. Findings: Each activity within the workshop was evaluated using a 4-point Likert Scale for a) its relationship to the purpose of the activity and b) the appropriateness of the teaching strategies. Conclusions: Feedback from 72 participants indicate that that this was a valuable learning experience and that knowledge gained could easily be integrated into daily practice. Implications for Practice: As the patient population continues to age, workshops like this will provide nurses with knowledge in the care of the geriatric population and promote a more elder friendly environment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:43:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:43:59Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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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