COMPETENCY TESTING OF THE ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY "PUTTING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE" RESOURCE INFORMATION

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164932
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
COMPETENCY TESTING OF THE ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY "PUTTING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE" RESOURCE INFORMATION
Author(s):
Browne, Kathleen
Author Details:
Kathleen Browne, RN, OCN, CC, Clinical Coordinator, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA, email: bellyacres@myway.com
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: During the 2008 Oncology Nursing Society Congress, four volumes of "Putting Evidence Into Practice" PEP cards were introduced and distributed. These publications provided an opportunity to implement evidence based practice guidelines as the standard of oncology nursing practice in a 325 bed community hospital. After obtaining permission from ONS, an oncology nurse competency was developed from the cards, utilizing the hospital based computer assisted learning system. The goal was to provide computerized education that staff could access at work or at home. If this proved effective, then the information would be made available throughout this multihospital company system. The initial learning plan focused on the ONS PEP card, Prevention of Infection, Volume I, in order to improve the CMS Core Measure performance in this area. The ONS PEP cards, Volume I, were scanned into the computer educational program. A ten question competency for Volume I was submitted for online testing. Staff members read the guidelines and took the test to earn the competency and to obtain 1 CEU per volume. The questions were all multiple choice or yes/ no format. The PEP cards and tests were organized into a competency program, which was integrated throughout the entire multi-hospital healthcare system. With Volume I completed, administrative staff accomplished the reading and testing process, finding the guidelines an excellent resource and the testing process easy to use. The nursing staff is now prepared to implement these clinical/evidence-based guidelines into their standard of practice, in agreement with the hospital Core Measures. Integrating information into educational programs will improve staff knowledge and standard of care for our patients. At this facility, these 4 Volumes of ONS PEP cards will become annual competencies for the oncology staff. The multi-hospital system, using this online educational opportunity, serves 185,000 employees who will potentially benefit from these competencies.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCOMPETENCY TESTING OF THE ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY "PUTTING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE" RESOURCE INFORMATIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Kathleenen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Browne, RN, OCN, CC, Clinical Coordinator, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA, email: bellyacres@myway.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164932-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: During the 2008 Oncology Nursing Society Congress, four volumes of "Putting Evidence Into Practice" PEP cards were introduced and distributed. These publications provided an opportunity to implement evidence based practice guidelines as the standard of oncology nursing practice in a 325 bed community hospital. After obtaining permission from ONS, an oncology nurse competency was developed from the cards, utilizing the hospital based computer assisted learning system. The goal was to provide computerized education that staff could access at work or at home. If this proved effective, then the information would be made available throughout this multihospital company system. The initial learning plan focused on the ONS PEP card, Prevention of Infection, Volume I, in order to improve the CMS Core Measure performance in this area. The ONS PEP cards, Volume I, were scanned into the computer educational program. A ten question competency for Volume I was submitted for online testing. Staff members read the guidelines and took the test to earn the competency and to obtain 1 CEU per volume. The questions were all multiple choice or yes/ no format. The PEP cards and tests were organized into a competency program, which was integrated throughout the entire multi-hospital healthcare system. With Volume I completed, administrative staff accomplished the reading and testing process, finding the guidelines an excellent resource and the testing process easy to use. The nursing staff is now prepared to implement these clinical/evidence-based guidelines into their standard of practice, in agreement with the hospital Core Measures. Integrating information into educational programs will improve staff knowledge and standard of care for our patients. At this facility, these 4 Volumes of ONS PEP cards will become annual competencies for the oncology staff. The multi-hospital system, using this online educational opportunity, serves 185,000 employees who will potentially benefit from these competencies.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:33Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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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