Mnemonics in Health Care: Do They Really Work and Can They Save a Person's Life?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602566
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Mnemonics in Health Care: Do They Really Work and Can They Save a Person's Life?
Author(s):
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne Ruth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Alpha
Author Details:
Luanne Linnard-Palmer, RN, CPN, EdD, linnard@dominican.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Mnemonics in Health Care: Do they really work and can they save a person’s life? Mental mnemonics have been used in health care for decades. A series of letters, words or phrases that help with recall of complex material, mnemonics are widely used in all settings and across various professional disciplines. Validating their effectiveness has been overlooked and under-represented in the literature. The goal of this presentation is to share where we are in the use of mnemonics and to disclose the results of two research projects whose aim was to demonstrate the validity of a mnemonic. This author conducted two pilot quantitative quasi experimental single group research projects investigating the use of a mental picture, a mnemonic, for a means to organize one’s thinking in a logical order. One study that will be shared is on a rapid code blue response for novices. The other was a mnemonic developed, validated and tested for the complexities of administering chemotherapy to children. Findings of these two studies will be briefly shared and implications for practice guided by the use of mnemonics will be discussed. A group activity will follow that will illuminate the wide spread use of, but infrequently validated, use of mnemonics in health care. Objectives: At the completion of this oral presentation, the participants will be able to: Describe the various settings and clinical situations where mental mnemonics are used in health care. Analyze the effectiveness of two examples of mnemonics used in emergency responses and oncology nursing. Evaluate the need for mnemonic testing in various stressful situations.
Keywords:
Skills recall; Safety; Mnemonics
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.48
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleMnemonics in Health Care: Do They Really Work and Can They Save a Person's Life?en
dc.contributor.authorLinnard-Palmer, Luanne Ruthen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Alphaen
dc.author.detailsLuanne Linnard-Palmer, RN, CPN, EdD, linnard@dominican.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602566en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Mnemonics in Health Care: Do they really work and can they save a person’s life? Mental mnemonics have been used in health care for decades. A series of letters, words or phrases that help with recall of complex material, mnemonics are widely used in all settings and across various professional disciplines. Validating their effectiveness has been overlooked and under-represented in the literature. The goal of this presentation is to share where we are in the use of mnemonics and to disclose the results of two research projects whose aim was to demonstrate the validity of a mnemonic. This author conducted two pilot quantitative quasi experimental single group research projects investigating the use of a mental picture, a mnemonic, for a means to organize one’s thinking in a logical order. One study that will be shared is on a rapid code blue response for novices. The other was a mnemonic developed, validated and tested for the complexities of administering chemotherapy to children. Findings of these two studies will be briefly shared and implications for practice guided by the use of mnemonics will be discussed. A group activity will follow that will illuminate the wide spread use of, but infrequently validated, use of mnemonics in health care. Objectives: At the completion of this oral presentation, the participants will be able to: Describe the various settings and clinical situations where mental mnemonics are used in health care. Analyze the effectiveness of two examples of mnemonics used in emergency responses and oncology nursing. Evaluate the need for mnemonic testing in various stressful situations.en
dc.subjectSkills recallen
dc.subjectSafetyen
dc.subjectMnemonicsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:31:55Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:31:55Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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