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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164331
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Culture of the Month" Program
Author(s):
Ehrmann, Gerry
Author Details:
Gerry Ehrmann, APRN, CCRN, La Salle University and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of the program was to develop a program to facilitate quality outcomes and improve patient care by increasing cultural awareness and understanding among nursing staff. Significance: This program addressed a need for increased cultural competency among nursing staff to improve patient outcomes as well as to support magnet status achievement for the Medical Center. Design/Background/Rationale: Educational programs aimed at cultural competency needed to be available to the professional staff on all shifts, in all departments. Providing access to this educational offering via the medical center's intranet allowed hospital-wide access within individualized time frames to increase dissemination of information. Methods/Description: Demographic information was considered and a needs assessment developed at the initiation of this project to target high priority groups being serviced by the Medical Center. The Purnell Model for cultural competence was chosen as an organizing framework for the project. Each month, a different cultural group was presented as a PowerPoint presentation on the nursing education department's Web page of the Medical Center's intranet. Staff was made aware of the availability of the monthly program and was invited to view the presentations. Hard copies of the presentations were made available on each nursing unit. Findings/Outcomes: Staff members were given a short questionnaire at the 6-month and 12-month phase of the project to determine the perceived value of the presentations. Nursing directors and managers highly encouraged completion of the questionnaire although it was not mandatory. No identifiers were required on the questionnaire. Conclusions: Pending. Initial evaluation scheduled for October 2005.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.title"Culture of the Month" Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEhrmann, Gerryen_US
dc.author.detailsGerry Ehrmann, APRN, CCRN, La Salle University and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164331-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the program was to develop a program to facilitate quality outcomes and improve patient care by increasing cultural awareness and understanding among nursing staff. Significance: This program addressed a need for increased cultural competency among nursing staff to improve patient outcomes as well as to support magnet status achievement for the Medical Center. Design/Background/Rationale: Educational programs aimed at cultural competency needed to be available to the professional staff on all shifts, in all departments. Providing access to this educational offering via the medical center's intranet allowed hospital-wide access within individualized time frames to increase dissemination of information. Methods/Description: Demographic information was considered and a needs assessment developed at the initiation of this project to target high priority groups being serviced by the Medical Center. The Purnell Model for cultural competence was chosen as an organizing framework for the project. Each month, a different cultural group was presented as a PowerPoint presentation on the nursing education department's Web page of the Medical Center's intranet. Staff was made aware of the availability of the monthly program and was invited to view the presentations. Hard copies of the presentations were made available on each nursing unit. Findings/Outcomes: Staff members were given a short questionnaire at the 6-month and 12-month phase of the project to determine the perceived value of the presentations. Nursing directors and managers highly encouraged completion of the questionnaire although it was not mandatory. No identifiers were required on the questionnaire. Conclusions: Pending. Initial evaluation scheduled for October 2005.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:24Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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