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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/306602
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Poster
Title:
Revitalizing Trauma Nurse Course
Author(s):
Capan, Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Michelle Capan, MSN, RN, CPN, michelle.capan@chp.edu
Abstract:

Evidence-based Practice Abstract

Purpose: Today’s learners seek a more blended learning approach to traditional courses. Trauma nurse course consisted of 3 eight hour days of didactic content. Based on feedback on previous evaluations learners were seeking more hands on demonstrations and blending learning. In an effort to improve the course and participant satisfaction; high fidelity simulation and electronic testing were implemented.

Design: This was a quality improvement project.

Setting: This project was conducted in a pediatric academic urban level I trauma medical center which employs approximately 1,000 nurses and cares for over 70,000 emergency department visits per year.

Participants: Participants included direct-care staff nurses that attended the trauma nurse course from May 2012 to May 2013. Direct-care staff nurses that work on a unit that cares for pediatric patients are invited to attend the trauma nurse course or any nursing instructor that is going to be teaching nursing students on a unit that cares for pediatric trauma patients.

Methods: A high fidelity trauma scenario was created which included the care of the medical decline of a pediatric trauma patient. After completion of the didactic portion of the course, participants completed a high fidelity pediatric trauma simulation. Nurses received a stem then starting caring for the trauma patient utilizing the assessment skills of the primary and secondary survey and nursing approaches learned in class. A debriefing period was also included immediately following the simulation scenario. Electronic testing was completed after the simulation scenario utilizing the hospitals computer room. As opposed to the traditional paper test consisting of 50 questions, electronic testing was initiated utilizing the hospitals electronic management system utilizing random order of the 50 questions with a score of 84% needed to pass. Immediately following the submission of the test, the test is tallied and the learner is able to see if they passed or failed. For anyone that failed the exam, the re-take was also given in the electronic testing format via the hospitals electronic management system.

Results/Outcomes: Preliminary findings show that the participants overall evaluation of the course has improved. Data collection will still be in progress through May 2013 evaluating the perceived benefits of the inclusion of the high fidelity simulation and electronic testing.

Implications: Anticipated outcomes include better preparedness to care for trauma patients thru the use of high fidelity simulation included in the didactic portion of the trauma nurse course. Also, improve nursing satisfaction of the trauma nurse course. This project can help to provide emergency department educators and leaders insight into the future development of trauma nurse courses for their institutions.

Keywords:
Revitalizing Trauma Nurse Course
Repository Posting Date:
9-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
9-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
2013 ENA Annual Conference
Conference Host:
Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Location:
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Description:
2013 ENA Annual Conference Theme: Safe Practice, Safe Care. Held at Gaylord Resort and Convention Center
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePosteren_GB
dc.titleRevitalizing Trauma Nurse Courseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCapan, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMichelle Capan, MSN, RN, CPN, michelle.capan@chp.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/306602-
dc.description.abstract<p>Evidence-based Practice Abstract</p><p>Purpose: Today’s learners seek a more blended learning approach to traditional courses. Trauma nurse course consisted of 3 eight hour days of didactic content. Based on feedback on previous evaluations learners were seeking more hands on demonstrations and blending learning. In an effort to improve the course and participant satisfaction; high fidelity simulation and electronic testing were implemented.</p><p>Design: This was a quality improvement project.</p><p>Setting: This project was conducted in a pediatric academic urban level I trauma medical center which employs approximately 1,000 nurses and cares for over 70,000 emergency department visits per year.</p><p>Participants: Participants included direct-care staff nurses that attended the trauma nurse course from May 2012 to May 2013. Direct-care staff nurses that work on a unit that cares for pediatric patients are invited to attend the trauma nurse course or any nursing instructor that is going to be teaching nursing students on a unit that cares for pediatric trauma patients.</p><p>Methods: A high fidelity trauma scenario was created which included the care of the medical decline of a pediatric trauma patient. After completion of the didactic portion of the course, participants completed a high fidelity pediatric trauma simulation. Nurses received a stem then starting caring for the trauma patient utilizing the assessment skills of the primary and secondary survey and nursing approaches learned in class. A debriefing period was also included immediately following the simulation scenario. Electronic testing was completed after the simulation scenario utilizing the hospitals computer room. As opposed to the traditional paper test consisting of 50 questions, electronic testing was initiated utilizing the hospitals electronic management system utilizing random order of the 50 questions with a score of 84% needed to pass. Immediately following the submission of the test, the test is tallied and the learner is able to see if they passed or failed. For anyone that failed the exam, the re-take was also given in the electronic testing format via the hospitals electronic management system.</p><p>Results/Outcomes: Preliminary findings show that the participants overall evaluation of the course has improved. Data collection will still be in progress through May 2013 evaluating the perceived benefits of the inclusion of the high fidelity simulation and electronic testing.</p><p>Implications: Anticipated outcomes include better preparedness to care for trauma patients thru the use of high fidelity simulation included in the didactic portion of the trauma nurse course. Also, improve nursing satisfaction of the trauma nurse course. This project can help to provide emergency department educators and leaders insight into the future development of trauma nurse courses for their institutions.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectRevitalizing Trauma Nurse Courseen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-09T17:00:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-09-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-09T17:00:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name2013 ENA Annual Conferenceen_GB
dc.conference.hostEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
dc.conference.locationNashville, Tennessee, USAen_GB
dc.description2013 ENA Annual Conference Theme: Safe Practice, Safe Care. Held at Gaylord Resort and Convention Centeren_GB
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.en_GB
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