Partnering to Improve Pediatric Emergency Nursing in Ethiopia: Challenges and Successes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/306625
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Poster
Title:
Partnering to Improve Pediatric Emergency Nursing in Ethiopia: Challenges and Successes
Author(s):
Erschen-Cooke, Mary Jean; Rankin, Peter; Renaker, Anne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mary Jean Erschen-Cooke, BSN, RN, merschen@uwhealth.org; Peter Rankin, BSN, RN; Anne Renaker, DNP, RN
Abstract:

Evidence-based Practice Abstract

Purpose: In 2009 a “twinning” partnership between Addis Ababa University (AAU) Ethiopia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and the non-profit organization People to People (P2P), organized to support emergency specialty education established by AAU, School of Medicine (AAU-SM) at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH). The goal of the partnership is to enhance and strengthen emergency and trauma care by building institutional and human resource capacity including development of the emergency nursing as specialty. For emergency nurses in Ethiopia, areas of concern center on a high acuity patient population, limited resources, lack of education, poor communication with physicians and low pay. The objective of this project is to (1) advance the knowledge in pediatrics for emergency nursing; (2) improve the clinical competency in key areas of pediatric emergency nursing; and (3) develop a standardized course that will be replicated by different instructors.

Design: A team of nurse educators with the UW/AAU partnership developed content to be delivered by one visiting nurse educator over the course of a week. Four nursing educators will each spend two weeks at TASH and educating 20 to 25 pediatric emergency nurses. Course content has been developed based on the Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) course. Content has been modified to meet the learning needs of the participant and the resources available at TASH.

Setting: The pediatric emergency department at TASH is a 40-bed department that employs 28 nurses. The education preparation of the staff varies from a two year diploma to four year Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. The nurses have been educated in Ethiopia speaking Amharic as their native language and English as a second language.

Participants/Subjects: Nurses have been selected by TASH administration with priority going to new nurses in the department. Previous nursing experience includes working in the inpatient pediatric ward at TASH.

Methods: The UW nurse educators developed the five day course consisting of lectures, simulations, and selected bedside teaching skills. Each participant will complete a written pre-test and post-test. A point system has been developed to measure progress during the course and includes daily preparation, engagement in course activities, and case scenario simulation testing. Upon completion of the course, in addition to the post-test, each participant will demonstrate a case scenario skill test.

Results/Outcomes: Implementation begins January 2013. Results and outcomes are pending.

Implications: A standardized course offers many advantages for a hospital that has limited resources. This course may be replicated by different nurse educators and translated from the pediatric to adult population resulting in advancing the knowledge level of the all emergency nurses at TASH. In the future, the goal is for Ethiopian nurse leaders to deliver the course.

Keywords:
Improving Pediatric Emergency Nursing in Ethiopia
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.titlePartnering to Improve Pediatric Emergency Nursing in Ethiopia: Challenges and Successesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorErschen-Cooke, Mary Jeanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRankin, Peteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRenaker, Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Jean Erschen-Cooke, BSN, RN, merschen@uwhealth.org; Peter Rankin, BSN, RN; Anne Renaker, DNP, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/306625-
dc.description.abstract<p>Evidence-based Practice Abstract</p><p>Purpose: In 2009 a “twinning” partnership between Addis Ababa University (AAU) Ethiopia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and the non-profit organization People to People (P2P), organized to support emergency specialty education established by AAU, School of Medicine (AAU-SM) at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH). The goal of the partnership is to enhance and strengthen emergency and trauma care by building institutional and human resource capacity including development of the emergency nursing as specialty. For emergency nurses in Ethiopia, areas of concern center on a high acuity patient population, limited resources, lack of education, poor communication with physicians and low pay. The objective of this project is to (1) advance the knowledge in pediatrics for emergency nursing; (2) improve the clinical competency in key areas of pediatric emergency nursing; and (3) develop a standardized course that will be replicated by different instructors.</p><p>Design: A team of nurse educators with the UW/AAU partnership developed content to be delivered by one visiting nurse educator over the course of a week. Four nursing educators will each spend two weeks at TASH and educating 20 to 25 pediatric emergency nurses. Course content has been developed based on the Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) course. Content has been modified to meet the learning needs of the participant and the resources available at TASH.</p><p>Setting: The pediatric emergency department at TASH is a 40-bed department that employs 28 nurses. The education preparation of the staff varies from a two year diploma to four year Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. The nurses have been educated in Ethiopia speaking Amharic as their native language and English as a second language.</p><p>Participants/Subjects: Nurses have been selected by TASH administration with priority going to new nurses in the department. Previous nursing experience includes working in the inpatient pediatric ward at TASH.</p><p>Methods: The UW nurse educators developed the five day course consisting of lectures, simulations, and selected bedside teaching skills. Each participant will complete a written pre-test and post-test. A point system has been developed to measure progress during the course and includes daily preparation, engagement in course activities, and case scenario simulation testing. Upon completion of the course, in addition to the post-test, each participant will demonstrate a case scenario skill test.</p><p>Results/Outcomes: Implementation begins January 2013. Results and outcomes are pending.</p><p>Implications: A standardized course offers many advantages for a hospital that has limited resources. This course may be replicated by different nurse educators and translated from the pediatric to adult population resulting in advancing the knowledge level of the all emergency nurses at TASH. In the future, the goal is for Ethiopian nurse leaders to deliver the course.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectImproving Pediatric Emergency Nursing in Ethiopiaen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-09T17:00:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-09-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-09T17:00:55Z-
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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