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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182236
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Benefits of Nursing Student Interaction With a Foster Grandparent Program
Author(s):
Mikitish, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Mikitish, BSN, BS, RN, Clinical Patient Educator, St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, Meridian, Idaho, USA, email: mikitisl@slhs.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Background: The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) of southeastern Idaho places low-income senior citizens as volunteers in schools serving as mentors and tutors to special needs children. Under the leadership of a magnet organization-based registered nurse, fast track nursing students conducted health fairs focused on prevention and health promotion during the FGP Annual Fall Training. Methods: Nursing students develop basic assessment, education, and care plan development skills. The diversity of the FGP population helps nursing students develop invaluable communication skills in the areas of intergenerational, intercultural, and intersocioeconomic relations. The FGP volunteers embrace assisting school age children in education in their day-to-day volunteerism and bring this same enthusiasm to the health fair working with the nursing student to enhance higher education. Each foster grandparent has one-to-one time with multiple nursing students as they move through the health fair stations. They have opportunities to discuss health concerns and develop plans for self care and medical care if abnormal values are found during screening. Results: Since 2007 the health fair has offered blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, hypertension, diabetes and fall proofing education and medication cataloging to over 60 men and women annually. In 2009 stroke, heart attack and fall risk assessments and prevention education plus influenza/cold prevention and self care education were added. Conclusions: This program exemplifies the leadership aspects of Magnet and nursing involvement in the community by demonstrating nursing leadership and community partnership and empowerment.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center 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.titleBenefits of Nursing Student Interaction With a Foster Grandparent Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMikitish, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Mikitish, BSN, BS, RN, Clinical Patient Educator, St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, Meridian, Idaho, USA, email: mikitisl@slhs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182236-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Background: The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) of southeastern Idaho places low-income senior citizens as volunteers in schools serving as mentors and tutors to special needs children. Under the leadership of a magnet organization-based registered nurse, fast track nursing students conducted health fairs focused on prevention and health promotion during the FGP Annual Fall Training. Methods: Nursing students develop basic assessment, education, and care plan development skills. The diversity of the FGP population helps nursing students develop invaluable communication skills in the areas of intergenerational, intercultural, and intersocioeconomic relations. The FGP volunteers embrace assisting school age children in education in their day-to-day volunteerism and bring this same enthusiasm to the health fair working with the nursing student to enhance higher education. Each foster grandparent has one-to-one time with multiple nursing students as they move through the health fair stations. They have opportunities to discuss health concerns and develop plans for self care and medical care if abnormal values are found during screening. Results: Since 2007 the health fair has offered blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, hypertension, diabetes and fall proofing education and medication cataloging to over 60 men and women annually. In 2009 stroke, heart attack and fall risk assessments and prevention education plus influenza/cold prevention and self care education were added. Conclusions: This program exemplifies the leadership aspects of Magnet and nursing involvement in the community by demonstrating nursing leadership and community partnership and empowerment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:15:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:15:10Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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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