Three Method Staff Education: An Innovative Approach to Improve Nursing Care Plan Documentation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316841
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Three Method Staff Education: An Innovative Approach to Improve Nursing Care Plan Documentation
Author(s):
Salomon-Sales, Joan; Larson, Susan J.; Smyrniotis, Megan E.; Nedved, Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Joan Salomon-Sales, MS, CCRN, CNML, email: joan_l_salomon-sales@rush.edu; Susan J. Larson, MSN-BC, RN; Megan E. Smyrniotis, BSN, RN; Patricia Nedved, MSN, RN, CENP
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nursing care plans (NCP) help guide daily nursing practice allowing nurses to utilize evidence based practice at the bedside. Reviewing the NCP every shift is important to ensure appropriateness of interventions. For the past 3 years, the compliance rate of reviewing the NCP has been low. In 2011, the policy was reviewed and revised. The change in policy improved compliance from 35% in 2011 to 56% in 2012. To further improve the rate of review, the Clinical Documentation committee partnered with the Nursing Standards of Care Committee to address the issue.  Nurses were surveyed to determine factors for low compliance and lack of education was identified. Almost half of the nurses (47%) said that they could benefit from NCP education. To best meet the educational needs of all nurses, three education methods were created and implemented in April 2013. The 3 education methods included an online module, electronic medical record (EMAR) class training, and focus group discussions. In the online module, nurses had 1 month to complete on their own time. EMAR sessions were scheduled classes that enabled nurses to have hands on computer documentation. Lastly, in the focus groups which were scheduled sessions, scenarios were created for discussion on how to properly document in the EMAR. A post education survey was sent in June 2013. Of the 319 responders, 60.6% completed the online module, 24.8% EPIC training, and 7.7% focus group. Results showed, 67.2% of nurses said their learning was enhanced with the various educational sessions offered and 62% stated the education did not change their NCP documentation practice which was consistent with the 50% compliance rate for reviewing NCP in our July 2013 audit. The results suggest that offering various method of education enhances learning. Further investigation is needed in finding out why the education did not change staff NCP documentation practice.
Keywords:
Documentation; Nursing Care Plan
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThree Method Staff Education: An Innovative Approach to Improve Nursing Care Plan Documentationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSalomon-Sales, Joanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLarson, Susan J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyrniotis, Megan E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNedved, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsJoan Salomon-Sales, MS, CCRN, CNML, email: joan_l_salomon-sales@rush.edu; Susan J. Larson, MSN-BC, RN; Megan E. Smyrniotis, BSN, RN; Patricia Nedved, MSN, RN, CENPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316841-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014</p>Nursing care plans (NCP) help guide daily nursing practice allowing nurses to utilize evidence based practice at the bedside. Reviewing the NCP every shift is important to ensure appropriateness of interventions. For the past 3 years, the compliance rate of reviewing the NCP has been low. In 2011, the policy was reviewed and revised. The change in policy improved compliance from 35% in 2011 to 56% in 2012. To further improve the rate of review, the Clinical Documentation committee partnered with the Nursing Standards of Care Committee to address the issue.  Nurses were surveyed to determine factors for low compliance and lack of education was identified. Almost half of the nurses (47%) said that they could benefit from NCP education. To best meet the educational needs of all nurses, three education methods were created and implemented in April 2013. The 3 education methods included an online module, electronic medical record (EMAR) class training, and focus group discussions. In the online module, nurses had 1 month to complete on their own time. EMAR sessions were scheduled classes that enabled nurses to have hands on computer documentation. Lastly, in the focus groups which were scheduled sessions, scenarios were created for discussion on how to properly document in the EMAR. A post education survey was sent in June 2013. Of the 319 responders, 60.6% completed the online module, 24.8% EPIC training, and 7.7% focus group. Results showed, 67.2% of nurses said their learning was enhanced with the various educational sessions offered and 62% stated the education did not change their NCP documentation practice which was consistent with the 50% compliance rate for reviewing NCP in our July 2013 audit. The results suggest that offering various method of education enhances learning. Further investigation is needed in finding out why the education did not change staff NCP documentation practice.en_GB
dc.subjectDocumentationen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Care Planen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:44Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:44Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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