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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/203169
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Striving for Excellence: A Department’s Journey to Certification
Abstract:
(Summer Institute) Background: Small pediatric departments have limited resources for educational programs and continuing education. Because staff must travel to larger organizations for seminars, scheduling and budgetary constraints make it difficult for more than two staff to attend an educational offering. Level of Educational Program: Staff Development. Targeted Learning Outcomes: All eligible RN staff would become certified in pediatrics within six months of beginning the department's "certification journey". Teaching-Learning Activities: Certified pediatric staff volunteered their time and mentored their peers studying for certification. A formal pledge signing with commitements from those mentoring and those studying was held. Bi-monthly study sessions were established and led by certified staff in the department's breakroom. Flash drives with power points, study questions and exam tips were given to staff to prepare for the certification. A date was established for staff to sit for their certification as a group at the end of the study sessions. Evaluation of Approach: All (N = 9) of the pediatric staff participating in the study groups took their exam together and obtained their certification. This increased the Pediatric Department's RN certification rate to 100% ( N = 15). This approach to cerification fostered teamwork, shared goverance, and morale. Staff collectively identified a problem, devised a creative solution and saw tangible results. Bibliography: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2006). Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, 2nd ed. Margaret Slota editor, Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2010). Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policies: A Compendium of Evidence-based REsearch for Pediatric Practice, 10th ed. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove, Illinois. Benner, P. (2001). From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Hockenberry, M. (2009). Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 8th ed. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. Selekman, J. & Jakubik, L. (2008). Pediatric Certification Review. Society of Pediatric Nurses, Pensacola, Florida. Wilson, D. & Hockenberry, M. (2008). Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, 7th ed. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. [© Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, 2011. http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu]
Keywords:
Excellence; Certification
Repository Posting Date:
16-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
3-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
UTHSCSA Summer Institute

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStriving for Excellence: A Department’s Journey to Certificationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/203169-
dc.description.abstract(Summer Institute) Background: Small pediatric departments have limited resources for educational programs and continuing education. Because staff must travel to larger organizations for seminars, scheduling and budgetary constraints make it difficult for more than two staff to attend an educational offering. Level of Educational Program: Staff Development. Targeted Learning Outcomes: All eligible RN staff would become certified in pediatrics within six months of beginning the department's "certification journey". Teaching-Learning Activities: Certified pediatric staff volunteered their time and mentored their peers studying for certification. A formal pledge signing with commitements from those mentoring and those studying was held. Bi-monthly study sessions were established and led by certified staff in the department's breakroom. Flash drives with power points, study questions and exam tips were given to staff to prepare for the certification. A date was established for staff to sit for their certification as a group at the end of the study sessions. Evaluation of Approach: All (N = 9) of the pediatric staff participating in the study groups took their exam together and obtained their certification. This increased the Pediatric Department's RN certification rate to 100% ( N = 15). This approach to cerification fostered teamwork, shared goverance, and morale. Staff collectively identified a problem, devised a creative solution and saw tangible results. Bibliography: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2006). Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, 2nd ed. Margaret Slota editor, Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2010). Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policies: A Compendium of Evidence-based REsearch for Pediatric Practice, 10th ed. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove, Illinois. Benner, P. (2001). From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Hockenberry, M. (2009). Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 8th ed. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. Selekman, J. & Jakubik, L. (2008). Pediatric Certification Review. Society of Pediatric Nurses, Pensacola, Florida. Wilson, D. & Hockenberry, M. (2008). Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, 7th ed. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. [© Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, 2011. http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu]en_GB
dc.subjectExcellenceen_GB
dc.subjectCertificationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-16T11:01:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-03en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-16T11:01:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipUTHSCSA Summer Instituteen_GB
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