Patient Care Champions: Staff Nurses Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Teaching Methodologies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316852
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Care Champions: Staff Nurses Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Teaching Methodologies
Author(s):
Irwin, Vanessa Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Gamma
Author Details:
Vanessa Ann Irwin, MSN, RN, email: virwin@svmh.com
Abstract:

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

Purpose

The purpose of the research was to evaluate the staff nurses’ perception of the effectiveness of the Patient Care Champion (PCC) teaching method at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS).

Background & Significance

The PCC study is the designed evaluation of a cohort of fourteen staff nurses trained and released from direct patient care responsibilities to provide one-on-one and small group teaching. The original PCC staff nurses were selected for the role because of their clinical expertise, credibility and patient/ staff advocacy.

Methods

A survey was developed by the researcher and the content validated by clinical education experts at a community hospital. The demographics included questions focused on gender, age, years as a registered nurse, position and educational level. The tool also included fifteen questions focused on the evaluation of teaching methods and was scored using a five point Likert scale.

Findings

Findings suggest that staff found the PCC teaching methodology to be effective. Staff were asked to rate the PCC teaching methodology independent of the other methodologies and then rank it compared to the other four methodologies and in both cases the rate means and ranking means correspond closely for each of the methodologies.  This can be attributable to staff having a clear opinion regarding what teaching methodologies they find most effective.  This is also representative of how respondents ranked each of the teaching methodologies.

Discussion & Implications

These pilot results demonstrate the nurses’ initial evaluation of the PCC program as effective and the PCC project has a multitude of implications for the organization that are based in providing effective education to staff. The PPCs play a supportive part in rolling out initiatives, educating to new or changes in policies and updating staff on changes in practice which as we know in the field of nursing can happen frequently.

Keywords:
Staff nurses; Teaching methodology; Acute Care Hospital
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient Care Champions: Staff Nurses Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Teaching Methodologiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrwin, Vanessa Annen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsVanessa Ann Irwin, MSN, RN, email: virwin@svmh.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316852-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014</p><strong>Purpose</strong><p>The purpose of the research was to evaluate the staff nurses’ perception of the effectiveness of the Patient Care Champion (PCC) teaching method at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS). <p><strong>Background & Significance</strong><p>The PCC study is the designed evaluation of a cohort of fourteen staff nurses trained and released from direct patient care responsibilities to provide one-on-one and small group teaching. The original PCC staff nurses were selected for the role because of their clinical expertise, credibility and patient/ staff advocacy. <p><strong>Methods</strong><p>A survey was developed by the researcher and the content validated by clinical education experts at a community hospital. The demographics included questions focused on gender, age, years as a registered nurse, position and educational level. The tool also included fifteen questions focused on the evaluation of teaching methods and was scored using a five point Likert scale.<b> </b><p><b></b><b>Findings</b><p>Findings suggest that staff found the PCC teaching methodology to be effective. Staff were asked to rate the PCC teaching methodology independent of the other methodologies and then rank it compared to the other four methodologies and in both cases the rate means and ranking means correspond closely for each of the methodologies.  This can be attributable to staff having a clear opinion regarding what teaching methodologies they find most effective.  This is also representative of how respondents ranked each of the teaching methodologies. <p><b>Discussion & Implications</b><p>These pilot results demonstrate the nurses’ initial evaluation of the PCC program as effective and the PCC project has a multitude of implications for the organization that are based in providing effective education to staff. The PPCs play a supportive part in rolling out initiatives, educating to new or changes in policies and updating staff on changes in practice which as we know in the field of nursing can happen frequently.en_GB
dc.subjectStaff nursesen_GB
dc.subjectTeaching methodologyen_GB
dc.subjectAcute Care Hospitalen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:59Z-
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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