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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164873
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nuts and Bolts of Clinical Practice
Author(s):
Galvin, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Elizabeth Galvin, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Abstract:
Educating new staff and maintaining clinical competencies became a challenge in one urban comprehensive cancer center. Staffing shortages, the loss of unit based educators, and an increasingly complex patient population led us to develop our own resources for staff. Managers, assistant managers, clinical nurse specialists, and quality assurance nurses met on a monthly basis to discuss the educational needs of nursing staff. While each unit has reference material, the nurse does not have the time to refer to it, particularly when she needs a quick refresher or reference when something is happening on the unit. Specific areas of education such as oncology emergencies and the needs of specific patient populations were identified as priority for development. Nuts and Bolts of Clinical Practice(c) was selected as a title because the flyer was designed as a quick refresher to which the nurse could make reference during work hours. Teams of two or three nurses prepare the content. Inclusion of staff nurses is encouraged and often done. This allows staff nurses to update their skills and receive credit for advancement and salary increases. Each flyer is reviewed by the whole unit resource team for accuracy, clarity, and readability prior to publication. The flyer is designed to briefly explain the topic, identify patients at risk, outline major areas of assessment, and nursing actions/interventions. Information provided is short, concise, and often bulleted to ease readability and finding what is absolutely necessary for care. Each month a new "Nuts and Bolts" is printed and distributed. Managers handle distribution on their units and decide how to hold the nurses accountable for the content. Each nurse receives her own copy. The unit also has copies available. New nurses are provided the information during orientation. The flyers have met with great acceptance. New editions are being asked for prior to printing. Suggestions from staff add to the list of new issues waiting development. Completed "Nuts and Bolts" include febrile neutropenia, malnutrition, clostridium difficile, septic shock, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord compression, and cardiac tamponade.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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.titleNuts and Bolts of Clinical Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Galvin, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164873-
dc.description.abstractEducating new staff and maintaining clinical competencies became a challenge in one urban comprehensive cancer center. Staffing shortages, the loss of unit based educators, and an increasingly complex patient population led us to develop our own resources for staff. Managers, assistant managers, clinical nurse specialists, and quality assurance nurses met on a monthly basis to discuss the educational needs of nursing staff. While each unit has reference material, the nurse does not have the time to refer to it, particularly when she needs a quick refresher or reference when something is happening on the unit. Specific areas of education such as oncology emergencies and the needs of specific patient populations were identified as priority for development. Nuts and Bolts of Clinical Practice(c) was selected as a title because the flyer was designed as a quick refresher to which the nurse could make reference during work hours. Teams of two or three nurses prepare the content. Inclusion of staff nurses is encouraged and often done. This allows staff nurses to update their skills and receive credit for advancement and salary increases. Each flyer is reviewed by the whole unit resource team for accuracy, clarity, and readability prior to publication. The flyer is designed to briefly explain the topic, identify patients at risk, outline major areas of assessment, and nursing actions/interventions. Information provided is short, concise, and often bulleted to ease readability and finding what is absolutely necessary for care. Each month a new "Nuts and Bolts" is printed and distributed. Managers handle distribution on their units and decide how to hold the nurses accountable for the content. Each nurse receives her own copy. The unit also has copies available. New nurses are provided the information during orientation. The flyers have met with great acceptance. New editions are being asked for prior to printing. Suggestions from staff add to the list of new issues waiting development. Completed "Nuts and Bolts" include febrile neutropenia, malnutrition, clostridium difficile, septic shock, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord compression, and cardiac tamponade.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:31Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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.-
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