Educational Activities for Health Care Promoters in Haiti: Insights Gained over the Years

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601851
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Educational Activities for Health Care Promoters in Haiti: Insights Gained over the Years
Other Titles:
International Educational Collaborations [Session]
Author(s):
Palmer, Ellen L.; Baird, Becky M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Theta
Author Details:
Ellen L. Palmer, RN, ellenlpalmer@tx.rr.com; Becky M. Baird, RN, RN-BC, CNE, CMSRN
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 23, 2015: Purpose: For more than fourteen years, several nurse educators from the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area have participated in educational activities for health care promoters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A collaborative effort began with U.S. nurse educators first developing a trust relationship with colleagues at Grace Children's Hospital. Identifying what the educators could accomplish and following through with commitments was key. Methods: In the beginning, nurse educators did informal walking rounds with nursing management at Grace Children's Hospital. Learning needs were identified by management and staff. Nursing leadership requested assistance to develop a program for nursing management. The first program was done by the U.S. nurse educators to include developing evaluation forms and certificates. Over the years, the leadership, with mentoring, have become proficient in developing programs. Topics have included nursing leadership, nursing management, infectious diseases, and nursing research. After the 2010 earthquake, a rehabilitation workshop led to a collaborative research project. The study results will be published in 2015. Results: Nursing leadership learned to develop budgets for programs to cover expenses for handouts, refreshments, lunch and translators. Presenters cover their expenses? attendees from outside the organization are asked to pay a small fee? donations from Sigma Theta Tau International chapters, Delta Theta Tau at the University of Texas at Arlington and Beta Beta at Texas Woman's University, and other organizations offset costs of lunch and refreshments. Conclusion: Having a shared vision with mutual needs, representatives from the Haiti National School of Nursing and Haiti King's Hospital Organization were on the planning committee for the thirteenth symposium held in November 2014. Topics on the agenda included the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases of concern to Haiti. Participants also received instruction on how to complete a learning needs assessment, the results of which revealed the need for simulation'based training. Plans are underway to implement a simulation laboratory at Grace Children's Hospital which will enable a more complex and detailed collaboration. Suggestions for topics for the next symposium were offered.
Keywords:
international nursing partnership; planning educational activities; simulation laboratory
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15A05
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEducational Activities for Health Care Promoters in Haiti: Insights Gained over the Yearsen
dc.title.alternativeInternational Educational Collaborations [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Ellen L.en
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Becky M.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Thetaen
dc.author.detailsEllen L. Palmer, RN, ellenlpalmer@tx.rr.com; Becky M. Baird, RN, RN-BC, CNE, CMSRNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601851-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 23, 2015: Purpose: For more than fourteen years, several nurse educators from the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area have participated in educational activities for health care promoters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A collaborative effort began with U.S. nurse educators first developing a trust relationship with colleagues at Grace Children's Hospital. Identifying what the educators could accomplish and following through with commitments was key. Methods: In the beginning, nurse educators did informal walking rounds with nursing management at Grace Children's Hospital. Learning needs were identified by management and staff. Nursing leadership requested assistance to develop a program for nursing management. The first program was done by the U.S. nurse educators to include developing evaluation forms and certificates. Over the years, the leadership, with mentoring, have become proficient in developing programs. Topics have included nursing leadership, nursing management, infectious diseases, and nursing research. After the 2010 earthquake, a rehabilitation workshop led to a collaborative research project. The study results will be published in 2015. Results: Nursing leadership learned to develop budgets for programs to cover expenses for handouts, refreshments, lunch and translators. Presenters cover their expenses? attendees from outside the organization are asked to pay a small fee? donations from Sigma Theta Tau International chapters, Delta Theta Tau at the University of Texas at Arlington and Beta Beta at Texas Woman's University, and other organizations offset costs of lunch and refreshments. Conclusion: Having a shared vision with mutual needs, representatives from the Haiti National School of Nursing and Haiti King's Hospital Organization were on the planning committee for the thirteenth symposium held in November 2014. Topics on the agenda included the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases of concern to Haiti. Participants also received instruction on how to complete a learning needs assessment, the results of which revealed the need for simulation'based training. Plans are underway to implement a simulation laboratory at Grace Children's Hospital which will enable a more complex and detailed collaboration. Suggestions for topics for the next symposium were offered.en
dc.subjectinternational nursing partnershipen
dc.subjectplanning educational activitiesen
dc.subjectsimulation laboratoryen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:57:15Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:57:15Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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