Bringing in the MEWS: A Three-Tiered Innovative Educational Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308255
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bringing in the MEWS: A Three-Tiered Innovative Educational Approach
Author(s):
Buckley, Karen A. Buckley; Attonito, Kathleen C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Omega
Author Details:
Karen A. Buckley Buckley, MS, BS, kbuckley@nshs.edu; Kathleen C. Attonito, MS, RN
Abstract:

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

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has encouraged organizations to implement Early Warning Scoring Systems as part of their Rapid Response Team efforts to identify deteriorating patients. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJHS) created a Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) to identify these at-risk patients before significant vital sign changes. An innovative curriculum was developed by two tertiary care facilities within the NSLIJHS utilizing a collaborative approach to staff education. This three-tiered educational initiative involved a self-study online module, case study review, and direct clinical observation. Educators from both institutions worked together to create an online module that was posted on the NSLIJHS intranet. This module was viewed by RN and ancillary staff at both facilities prior to meeting with a nurse educator. In the second tier of education, a review of key points was conducted and staff was given the opportunity to apply the content learned to clinical situations using interactive case scenarios. The third tier of this curriculum included direct one-on-one observation by nurse educators to validate respiratory rate calculation and documentation of vital signs by the ancillary staff. This innovative collaboration allowed for an efficient, standardized approach across two large tertiary care centers resulting in successful implementation of this new initiative. As a result of this multifaceted endeavor, staff report feeling confident and empowered in the care and management of at-risk patients. This novel educational approach was well-received by staff and educators alike and will be applied to future projects.
Keywords:
Collaboration; Educational Strategy; Innovative
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBringing in the MEWS: A Three-Tiered Innovative Educational Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Karen A. Buckleyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAttonito, Kathleen C.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren A. Buckley Buckley, MS, BS, kbuckley@nshs.edu; Kathleen C. Attonito, MS, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308255-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has encouraged organizations to implement Early Warning Scoring Systems as part of their Rapid Response Team efforts to identify deteriorating patients. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJHS) created a Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) to identify these at-risk patients before significant vital sign changes. An innovative curriculum was developed by two tertiary care facilities within the NSLIJHS utilizing a collaborative approach to staff education. This three-tiered educational initiative involved a self-study online module, case study review, and direct clinical observation. Educators from both institutions worked together to create an online module that was posted on the NSLIJHS intranet. This module was viewed by RN and ancillary staff at both facilities prior to meeting with a nurse educator. In the second tier of education, a review of key points was conducted and staff was given the opportunity to apply the content learned to clinical situations using interactive case scenarios. The third tier of this curriculum included direct one-on-one observation by nurse educators to validate respiratory rate calculation and documentation of vital signs by the ancillary staff. This innovative collaboration allowed for an efficient, standardized approach across two large tertiary care centers resulting in successful implementation of this new initiative. As a result of this multifaceted endeavor, staff report feeling confident and empowered in the care and management of at-risk patients. This novel educational approach was well-received by staff and educators alike and will be applied to future projects.en_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectEducational Strategyen_GB
dc.subjectInnovativeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:54Z-
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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