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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165102
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
BMT CORE CURRICULUM: EVOLUTION OF EDUCATION
Author(s):
Rees, Lenore; Sylvanus, Terry
Author Details:
Lenore Rees, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN, Patient Care Manager, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA; Terry Sylvanus, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN
Abstract:
BMT nursing is recognized as an extremely challenging oncology nursing specialty. Consequently, newly hired graduate nurses or nurses inexperienced in oncology may feel overwhelmed by the specialized skills and knowledge required to safely manage patients' highly technical critical care needs. This situation was exacerbated in our institution by a 2-day BMT education program originally designed for experienced oncology nurses, but evaluated by recently hired staff as inadequate to meet their needs for understanding the basic principles underlying BMT nursing care. This abstract describes the transformation of our institution's BMT nursing education program based on changed needs reported by our newly hired nurses. The educational content of the programs and improvement in evaluation scores will be explained. Nurses' response to the educational programs and the relationship of job satisfaction, performance and retention to education will be discussed. After reviewing program evaluations, our BMT nursing education was changed from a 2-day program offered 2-3 times annually to three sequential programs: a one-day program, the "BMT Core Curriculum", followed by two half-day classes, "Essential BMT Nursing Skills" and ôBMT Supportive Care Issuesö. Each is offered quarterly, and presented by experienced clinicians from our own staff. Educational content and time allotments were further adjusted to meet the specific educational needs of newly hired BMT nursing staff. Newly hired BMT staff nurses' response to these educational programs was overwhelmingly positive, ranking consistently higher on a 1 to 5 point Likert scale than the previous programs. In addition, several of our experienced staff subsequently asked to attend, and a review process has been designed by BMT Program leadership to maintain the programÆs relevance and currency in 2007. The focus and content of our BMT nursing education programs were substantially revised to better meet the expressed needs of our nurses. Further, a periodic review process was implemented to ensure the program continues to evolve with the science of transplantation and feedback of our nursing staff. Similar nursing education programs geared specifically to the needs identified by the target audience could be implemented in other facilities to improve nursing knowledge, skills, satisfaction and retention.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleBMT CORE CURRICULUM: EVOLUTION OF EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRees, Lenoreen_US
dc.contributor.authorSylvanus, Terryen_US
dc.author.detailsLenore Rees, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN, Patient Care Manager, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA; Terry Sylvanus, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165102-
dc.description.abstractBMT nursing is recognized as an extremely challenging oncology nursing specialty. Consequently, newly hired graduate nurses or nurses inexperienced in oncology may feel overwhelmed by the specialized skills and knowledge required to safely manage patients' highly technical critical care needs. This situation was exacerbated in our institution by a 2-day BMT education program originally designed for experienced oncology nurses, but evaluated by recently hired staff as inadequate to meet their needs for understanding the basic principles underlying BMT nursing care. This abstract describes the transformation of our institution's BMT nursing education program based on changed needs reported by our newly hired nurses. The educational content of the programs and improvement in evaluation scores will be explained. Nurses' response to the educational programs and the relationship of job satisfaction, performance and retention to education will be discussed. After reviewing program evaluations, our BMT nursing education was changed from a 2-day program offered 2-3 times annually to three sequential programs: a one-day program, the "BMT Core Curriculum", followed by two half-day classes, "Essential BMT Nursing Skills" and ôBMT Supportive Care Issuesö. Each is offered quarterly, and presented by experienced clinicians from our own staff. Educational content and time allotments were further adjusted to meet the specific educational needs of newly hired BMT nursing staff. Newly hired BMT staff nurses' response to these educational programs was overwhelmingly positive, ranking consistently higher on a 1 to 5 point Likert scale than the previous programs. In addition, several of our experienced staff subsequently asked to attend, and a review process has been designed by BMT Program leadership to maintain the programÆs relevance and currency in 2007. The focus and content of our BMT nursing education programs were substantially revised to better meet the expressed needs of our nurses. Further, a periodic review process was implemented to ensure the program continues to evolve with the science of transplantation and feedback of our nursing staff. Similar nursing education programs geared specifically to the needs identified by the target audience could be implemented in other facilities to improve nursing knowledge, skills, satisfaction and retention.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:34Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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