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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182914
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Orientation Pathway for New Grad Success
Author(s):
Gomez, Samuel
Author Details:
Samuel Gomez, MSN, RN, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California, USA, email: Samuel.Gomez@hoaghospital.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Purpose: New Grad Orientation is a complex and often overwhelming process for a nurse new to the field. Formal classroom training addresses the general informational needs of the orientee. However, natural variations in precepting may result in inconsistent performance outcomes among orientees. The purpose of creating an orientation pathway is to provide a comprehensive and structured process to guide both the preceptor and orientee during the 25-shifts planned for orientation. By doing so, a more consistent result is achieved and orientees meet the performance expectations of the unit with greater success. Description: A pathway was developed with descriptions of patient care assignments and patient care activities. For each orientation shift, the orientee and preceptor complete the column of activities for the day. The number of assigned patients planned for each shift is preprinted as a guide. The pathway incorporates detailed descriptions of each activity listed on the opposite side of the form and allows for ranking of performance. Some examples of the activities listed include admissions and discharges, IV therapy, pain management and the management of patient care. The form is reviewed, dated and signed by the orientee and preceptor each shift and kept in a designated file at the Nurses' Station. It is reviewed regularly by the Charge Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist during the orientation process and is used in conjunction with other orientation forms as part of the probationary evaluation. Evaluation/Outcome: The pathway has been used with new graduate nurses for two years. The form has gone through several modifications based on suggestions from the staff. Throughout this time period, the orientees and preceptors have embraced the use of the pathway and found the tracking of the orientee's progress to be more comprehensive than previous methods. References: Barbara, F. Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Aspen - Publication. 2005 Best Practices: A guide to excellence in Nursing Care. 2003.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Orientation Pathway for New Grad Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Samuelen_US
dc.author.detailsSamuel Gomez, MSN, RN, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California, USA, email: Samuel.Gomez@hoaghospital.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182914-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Purpose: New Grad Orientation is a complex and often overwhelming process for a nurse new to the field. Formal classroom training addresses the general informational needs of the orientee. However, natural variations in precepting may result in inconsistent performance outcomes among orientees. The purpose of creating an orientation pathway is to provide a comprehensive and structured process to guide both the preceptor and orientee during the 25-shifts planned for orientation. By doing so, a more consistent result is achieved and orientees meet the performance expectations of the unit with greater success. Description: A pathway was developed with descriptions of patient care assignments and patient care activities. For each orientation shift, the orientee and preceptor complete the column of activities for the day. The number of assigned patients planned for each shift is preprinted as a guide. The pathway incorporates detailed descriptions of each activity listed on the opposite side of the form and allows for ranking of performance. Some examples of the activities listed include admissions and discharges, IV therapy, pain management and the management of patient care. The form is reviewed, dated and signed by the orientee and preceptor each shift and kept in a designated file at the Nurses' Station. It is reviewed regularly by the Charge Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist during the orientation process and is used in conjunction with other orientation forms as part of the probationary evaluation. Evaluation/Outcome: The pathway has been used with new graduate nurses for two years. The form has gone through several modifications based on suggestions from the staff. Throughout this time period, the orientees and preceptors have embraced the use of the pathway and found the tracking of the orientee's progress to be more comprehensive than previous methods. References: Barbara, F. Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Aspen - Publication. 2005 Best Practices: A guide to excellence in Nursing Care. 2003.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:45:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:45:45Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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