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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308370
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Neonatal Nursing Handbook
Author(s):
Li, Charlotte; Stevens, Ruth; Snethen, Julia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Charlotte Li, RN, charlotteli249@gmail.com; Ruth Stevens, RN, CNE, BsCN; Julia Snethen, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) is expanding and transitioning into a higher acuity facility within the next year. Extensive education and training are anticipated to be required for new and current staff nurses. Following a needs assessment survey, staff indicated a strong interest for the development of a Neonatal Nursing Handbook to increase nurses’ knowledge and confidence in caring for higher acuity patients in the new NICU setting. The purpose of this project was to explore whether the knowledge and confidence of neonatal nurses increase after utilizing a quick reference Neonatal Nursing Handbook. A secondary aim was to examine whether access to the Neonatal Nursing Handbook increases patient safety and the quality of care provided to infants in the NICU. A quick reference Neonatal Nursing Handbook was created to improve the knowledge and confidence of NICU nurses. All NICU nurses will complete a pre-survey two weeks prior to launching the Neonatal Nursing Handbook to explore the neonatal nurses’ confidence level, knowledge in neonatology and safety/quality of care in their practice. The nurses will be able to use the Neonatal Nursing Handbook for one month before they complete the post-survey.
Keywords:
Neonatal Nursing Handbook; Patient safety, quality of care; Confidence, knowledge
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

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Neonatal Nursing Handbooken_GB
dc.contributor.authorLi, Charlotteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorSnethen, Juliaen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsCharlotte Li, RN, charlotteli249@gmail.com; Ruth Stevens, RN, CNE, BsCN; Julia Snethen, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308370-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) is expanding and transitioning into a higher acuity facility within the next year. Extensive education and training are anticipated to be required for new and current staff nurses. Following a needs assessment survey, staff indicated a strong interest for the development of a Neonatal Nursing Handbook to increase nurses’ knowledge and confidence in caring for higher acuity patients in the new NICU setting. The purpose of this project was to explore whether the knowledge and confidence of neonatal nurses increase after utilizing a quick reference Neonatal Nursing Handbook. A secondary aim was to examine whether access to the Neonatal Nursing Handbook increases patient safety and the quality of care provided to infants in the NICU. A quick reference Neonatal Nursing Handbook was created to improve the knowledge and confidence of NICU nurses. All NICU nurses will complete a pre-survey two weeks prior to launching the Neonatal Nursing Handbook to explore the neonatal nurses’ confidence level, knowledge in neonatology and safety/quality of care in their practice. The nurses will be able to use the Neonatal Nursing Handbook for one month before they complete the post-survey.en_GB
dc.subjectNeonatal Nursing Handbooken_GB
dc.subjectPatient safety, quality of careen_GB
dc.subjectConfidence, knowledgeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:27Z-
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
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