The Impact of Education in Small Groups on Direct Patient Care as Documented in Pain Assessments

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308210
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Education in Small Groups on Direct Patient Care as Documented in Pain Assessments
Author(s):
Meyers, Kathy J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Iota
Author Details:
Kathy J. Meyers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, kjmeyers@madonna.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This presentation discusses the effects of nursing education in small group settings on direct patient care as evidenced in the documentation of pain assessments.  The opportunity for education was discovered after 45 chart reviews were found to have pain assessments either lacking completely or ineffectively addressed.  This was further compounded by a staff survey which confirmed the lack of correlation between perceived self-assessment data and actual chart documentation.  Small groups were chosen as the setting for the education due to a request from the staff for a more personalized opportunity to learn.  Education strategies included the use of power point, a case study and interactive learning with question/answers, utilizing actual chart information.  Afterwards, chart audits were again utilized to assess any changes that occurred in nursing practice.  Three months later, a follow up survey was completed to assess the nurse’s perception of the education they had received.  Prior to education, the percentage of charts without assessment documentation was 35%, which decreased to 1% afterwards.  Three months after the small groups, 94% of staff stated that they felt this educational opportunity had changed their nursing practice.  Using group learning provided the opportunity to share ideas and express opinions which led to an overall change in direct patient care.  The use of small groups for educational opportunities, instead of large group lectures, should be considered a viable option to enhance learning.
Keywords:
Quality Improvement Initiative; Nursing Education; Small Groups
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Education in Small Groups on Direct Patient Care as Documented in Pain Assessmentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Kathy J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathy J. Meyers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, kjmeyers@madonna.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308210-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>This presentation discusses the effects of nursing education in small group settings on direct patient care as evidenced in the documentation of pain assessments.  The opportunity for education was discovered after 45 chart reviews were found to have pain assessments either lacking completely or ineffectively addressed.  This was further compounded by a staff survey which confirmed the lack of correlation between perceived self-assessment data and actual chart documentation.  Small groups were chosen as the setting for the education due to a request from the staff for a more personalized opportunity to learn.  Education strategies included the use of power point, a case study and interactive learning with question/answers, utilizing actual chart information.  Afterwards, chart audits were again utilized to assess any changes that occurred in nursing practice.  Three months later, a follow up survey was completed to assess the nurse’s perception of the education they had received.  Prior to education, the percentage of charts without assessment documentation was 35%, which decreased to 1% afterwards.  Three months after the small groups, 94% of staff stated that they felt this educational opportunity had changed their nursing practice.  Using group learning provided the opportunity to share ideas and express opinions which led to an overall change in direct patient care.  The use of small groups for educational opportunities, instead of large group lectures, should be considered a viable option to enhance learning.en_GB
dc.subjectQuality Improvement Initiativeen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Educationen_GB
dc.subjectSmall Groupsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:20Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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