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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182718
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrative Health: A Multidisciplinary Staff Education Initiative
Author(s):
Craemer, M. Jean; Stief, Diane; Valdez, Christine
Author Details:
M. Jean Craemer, RN, MPH, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: Jean.craemer@va.gov; Diane Stief, RN, BSN; Christine Valdez
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Staff nurses serving as unit level Nursing Education and Staff Development Committee representatives conducted a comprehensive biennial RN/LPN Learning Needs Assessment. Learn how a new Integrative Health Education initiative was formed and provided 17 staff workshops. ABSTRACT: At the nursing unit level of nursing care, staff nurses serving as Nursing Education and Staff Development Committee (NESDC) representatives conducted a biennial RN/LPN Learning Needs Assessment (Force 11: Nurses as Teachers). The assessment revealed a gap in knowledge related to integrative health therapies. By offering integrative therapies our institution would begin to embrace an increasingly recognized component of healthcare for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. The NESDC Integrative Health Subcommittee was formed to plan, implement, and evaluate a new Integrative Health Education Staff Initiative (Force 11). Continuing education was developed for all disciplines, and was open to all levels of the medical center staff (Force 11). A continuous learning environment (Force 14 - Professional Development) took root with 17 workshops funded by an Integrated Service Network $5000 grant (Force 14). Five integrative health topics were presented: Therapeutic Touch Techniques, Reiki, Music Therapy, Restorative Yoga, and Chi-Kung. Multiple disciplines participated in the workshops including nurses, physicians, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, secretaries, administrative support staff, librarians, administrative staff, and students. The Integrative Health Staff Education Initiative was evaluated at the end of each workshop and 30 days later; results indicate 70-100 % of the participants agreed that 1.) their peers support the integrative therapy; 2.) their patients support the integrative therapy, and 3.) they can apply the integrative therapy at the patient bedside. In addition to the innovative and creative education opportunities the initiative established a multidisciplinary information sharing website. Future goals of the Integrative Health Subcommittee include: formulization of integrative health therapies among disciplines; promotion of a multidisciplinary (Force 13: Interdisciplinary Relationships); development of nursing policy and procedure to guide and support the use of Integrative Health; work to create a culture that embraces integrative therapies in clinical practice guidelines for care of our patient population; and seek funding opportunities to support future workshops. The Integrative Health Multidisciplinary Staff Education Initiative is a successful example of nursing education excellence.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrative Health: A Multidisciplinary Staff Education Initiativeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCraemer, M. Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorStief, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorValdez, Christineen_US
dc.author.detailsM. Jean Craemer, RN, MPH, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: Jean.craemer@va.gov; Diane Stief, RN, BSN; Christine Valdezen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182718-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Staff nurses serving as unit level Nursing Education and Staff Development Committee representatives conducted a comprehensive biennial RN/LPN Learning Needs Assessment. Learn how a new Integrative Health Education initiative was formed and provided 17 staff workshops. ABSTRACT: At the nursing unit level of nursing care, staff nurses serving as Nursing Education and Staff Development Committee (NESDC) representatives conducted a biennial RN/LPN Learning Needs Assessment (Force 11: Nurses as Teachers). The assessment revealed a gap in knowledge related to integrative health therapies. By offering integrative therapies our institution would begin to embrace an increasingly recognized component of healthcare for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. The NESDC Integrative Health Subcommittee was formed to plan, implement, and evaluate a new Integrative Health Education Staff Initiative (Force 11). Continuing education was developed for all disciplines, and was open to all levels of the medical center staff (Force 11). A continuous learning environment (Force 14 - Professional Development) took root with 17 workshops funded by an Integrated Service Network $5000 grant (Force 14). Five integrative health topics were presented: Therapeutic Touch Techniques, Reiki, Music Therapy, Restorative Yoga, and Chi-Kung. Multiple disciplines participated in the workshops including nurses, physicians, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, secretaries, administrative support staff, librarians, administrative staff, and students. The Integrative Health Staff Education Initiative was evaluated at the end of each workshop and 30 days later; results indicate 70-100 % of the participants agreed that 1.) their peers support the integrative therapy; 2.) their patients support the integrative therapy, and 3.) they can apply the integrative therapy at the patient bedside. In addition to the innovative and creative education opportunities the initiative established a multidisciplinary information sharing website. Future goals of the Integrative Health Subcommittee include: formulization of integrative health therapies among disciplines; promotion of a multidisciplinary (Force 13: Interdisciplinary Relationships); development of nursing policy and procedure to guide and support the use of Integrative Health; work to create a culture that embraces integrative therapies in clinical practice guidelines for care of our patient population; and seek funding opportunities to support future workshops. The Integrative Health Multidisciplinary Staff Education Initiative is a successful example of nursing education excellence.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:37:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:37:02Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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