Assessing Learning Needs: The Certified Emergency Nurse Content Outline as a Survey Framework

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/306615
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Poster
Title:
Assessing Learning Needs: The Certified Emergency Nurse Content Outline as a Survey Framework
Author(s):
Karajankovich, Kyle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kyle Karajankovich, BSN, RN, CEN, kyle.karajankovich@stjohn.org
Abstract:

Evidence-based Practice Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this staff development project is to assess the learning needs of Registered Nurses (RN) in a regional emergency services division. Using the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) content outline as a framework for the survey enables staff to reflect on their body of nursing knowledge that is pertinent to emergency nursing. Data analysis from the survey will identify both regional and department specific knowledge gaps that will drive future educational and professional development initiatives.

Design: A staff development project was implemented to assess the learning needs and interests of a regional emergency services division. Web based survey software called “Survey Pro” was used as a data collection tool.

Setting: This staff development project took place in a division consisting of three hospitals. The facilities in the division consists of a tertiary level two adult and pediatric trauma center with stroke, chest pain, and heart failure certification, and two community based facilities with chest pain certification.

Participants/subjects: The division employs over 300 RNs staffed in three Emergency Departments (ED) and two Clinical Decision Units (CDU). The survey was not mandatory; however all of the RNs in the division were strongly encouraged to take the survey, and supported by leadership to do so.

Methods: A multidisciplinary team consisting of RNs, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Human Resources (HR), and Information Technology (IT) worked together to develop this web based survey. It was distributed via email to all of the nurses employed in the division via a hyperlink embedded in the email. The survey was anonymous and nurses were encouraged to reflect on their own practice while completing the survey.

Two questions were asked in a yes or no format for every clinical and non-clinical item on the survey. The questions are as follows: “I need to increase my knowledge and skills in this area” and “I have an interest in obtaining further education in this area.” Both the perceived need and interest in further educational opportunities were addressed per each clinical and non-clinical item. The survey is open to staff for a period of 3 weeks with completion percentages per unit distributed to leadership every 48 hours.

Results/Outcomes: The survey timeframe is still active with data collection on going. After 1 week 20% of staff in the region has completed the survey with two weeks remaining. Further data collection and statistical analysis will be completed when the 3 week time frame is completed.

Implications: Data from the learning needs survey will assist the CNS and leadership of the division to formulate an educational and professional development plan for the next 6 to 12 months. The data will identify gaps in knowledge and/or interest to specific clinical and non-clinical areas congruent with the CEN content outline. Addressing knowledge gaps in content areas specific to the CEN examination may allow for an increased number of RNs that take and pass the CEN.

Keywords:
Assessing Emergency Nurse Learning Needs
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.titleAssessing Learning Needs: The Certified Emergency Nurse Content Outline as a Survey Frameworken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKarajankovich, Kyleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsKyle Karajankovich, BSN, RN, CEN, kyle.karajankovich@stjohn.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/306615-
dc.description.abstract<p>Evidence-based Practice Abstract</p><p>Purpose: The purpose of this staff development project is to assess the learning needs of Registered Nurses (RN) in a regional emergency services division. Using the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) content outline as a framework for the survey enables staff to reflect on their body of nursing knowledge that is pertinent to emergency nursing. Data analysis from the survey will identify both regional and department specific knowledge gaps that will drive future educational and professional development initiatives.</p><p>Design: A staff development project was implemented to assess the learning needs and interests of a regional emergency services division. Web based survey software called “Survey Pro” was used as a data collection tool.</p><p>Setting: This staff development project took place in a division consisting of three hospitals. The facilities in the division consists of a tertiary level two adult and pediatric trauma center with stroke, chest pain, and heart failure certification, and two community based facilities with chest pain certification.</p><p>Participants/subjects: The division employs over 300 RNs staffed in three Emergency Departments (ED) and two Clinical Decision Units (CDU). The survey was not mandatory; however all of the RNs in the division were strongly encouraged to take the survey, and supported by leadership to do so.</p><p>Methods: A multidisciplinary team consisting of RNs, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Human Resources (HR), and Information Technology (IT) worked together to develop this web based survey. It was distributed via email to all of the nurses employed in the division via a hyperlink embedded in the email. The survey was anonymous and nurses were encouraged to reflect on their own practice while completing the survey.</p><p>Two questions were asked in a yes or no format for every clinical and non-clinical item on the survey. The questions are as follows: “I need to increase my knowledge and skills in this area” and “I have an interest in obtaining further education in this area.” Both the perceived need and interest in further educational opportunities were addressed per each clinical and non-clinical item. The survey is open to staff for a period of 3 weeks with completion percentages per unit distributed to leadership every 48 hours.</p><p>Results/Outcomes: The survey timeframe is still active with data collection on going. After 1 week 20% of staff in the region has completed the survey with two weeks remaining. Further data collection and statistical analysis will be completed when the 3 week time frame is completed.</p><p>Implications: Data from the learning needs survey will assist the CNS and leadership of the division to formulate an educational and professional development plan for the next 6 to 12 months. The data will identify gaps in knowledge and/or interest to specific clinical and non-clinical areas congruent with the CEN content outline. Addressing knowledge gaps in content areas specific to the CEN examination may allow for an increased number of RNs that take and pass the CEN.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectAssessing Emergency Nurse Learning Needsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-09T17:00:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-09-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-09T17:00:46Z-
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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