Maximizing Resources - Strengthening Community Ties: A Military Civilian Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603266
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maximizing Resources - Strengthening Community Ties: A Military Civilian Collaboration
Other Titles:
Working with Military Backgrounds [Session]
Author(s):
Chatham, Deborah H.; Baker, Joshua W.; Baker, Joshua W.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon Theta
Author Details:
Deborah H. Chatham, RN, PHCNS-BC, CNE, dchatham@wmcarey.edu; Joshua W. Baker, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract: Purpose: Current trends in nursing education include the use of clinical simulations to provide much needed clinical experiences in an environment where schools are competing for limited clinical placement space. In addition, educational institutions are finding it more difficult to locate funding for high cost, high fidelity simulators. New approaches to meeting nursing clinical educational needs must be explored. Design: An MSN educational project was implemented to determine the feasibility of partnering a small, private university BSN program with a nearby air force base with a teaching hospital to use the existing high fidelity simulation lab. Setting: One of the largest air force healthcare training facilities located in the southeast USA served as the setting for the simulation experience. A state-of-the-art high fidelity simulation lab fully staffed and available to provide customized training sessions on a variety of clinical scenarios was utilized for the project. Participants: Sixteen students enrolled in a pediatric course as part of a pre-licensure BSN program in a small, private university (total enrollment < 3,000) took part in an eight hour series of planned clinical simulations. Methodology/Process: The MSN student was an active duty military member who collaborated with airmen and simulation lab personnel to produce clinical scenarios that were 1) fundamental pediatric skills 2) scenarios that were often difficult to encounter in lower level care hospital settings, 3) high fidelity simulations that would not otherwise be available to the nursing students. Results: Nursing students participated in procedures such as IV starts on pediatric size veins, intraosseous needle insertion, pin site care, and urinary catheterization. Included in the simulations were stations that represented 1) Response to respiratory distress and proper airway insertion 2) Identification of heart sounds, cardiac murmurs, and dysrhythmias 3) Pediatric code Implications: Student evaluations as well as interviews with the simulation lab staff and volunteer airmen instructors revealed: Students benefited from exposure to clinical experiences that would otherwise not have been available in traditional settings. Students, staff, and volunteer instructors all expressed a positive experience of collegiality working with a previously unfamiliar community group. Efforts to collaborate with community partners to maximize existing resources can enhance learning experiences and strengthen community ties.
Keywords:
collaborative learning; maximize resources; military-civilian
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B19
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.typePresentationen
dc.titleMaximizing Resources - Strengthening Community Ties: A Military Civilian Collaborationen
dc.title.alternativeWorking with Military Backgrounds [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorChatham, Deborah H.en
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joshua W.en
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joshua W.en
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilon Thetaen
dc.author.detailsDeborah H. Chatham, RN, PHCNS-BC, CNE, dchatham@wmcarey.edu; Joshua W. Baker, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603266en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract: Purpose: Current trends in nursing education include the use of clinical simulations to provide much needed clinical experiences in an environment where schools are competing for limited clinical placement space. In addition, educational institutions are finding it more difficult to locate funding for high cost, high fidelity simulators. New approaches to meeting nursing clinical educational needs must be explored. Design: An MSN educational project was implemented to determine the feasibility of partnering a small, private university BSN program with a nearby air force base with a teaching hospital to use the existing high fidelity simulation lab. Setting: One of the largest air force healthcare training facilities located in the southeast USA served as the setting for the simulation experience. A state-of-the-art high fidelity simulation lab fully staffed and available to provide customized training sessions on a variety of clinical scenarios was utilized for the project. Participants: Sixteen students enrolled in a pediatric course as part of a pre-licensure BSN program in a small, private university (total enrollment < 3,000) took part in an eight hour series of planned clinical simulations. Methodology/Process: The MSN student was an active duty military member who collaborated with airmen and simulation lab personnel to produce clinical scenarios that were 1) fundamental pediatric skills 2) scenarios that were often difficult to encounter in lower level care hospital settings, 3) high fidelity simulations that would not otherwise be available to the nursing students. Results: Nursing students participated in procedures such as IV starts on pediatric size veins, intraosseous needle insertion, pin site care, and urinary catheterization. Included in the simulations were stations that represented 1) Response to respiratory distress and proper airway insertion 2) Identification of heart sounds, cardiac murmurs, and dysrhythmias 3) Pediatric code Implications: Student evaluations as well as interviews with the simulation lab staff and volunteer airmen instructors revealed: Students benefited from exposure to clinical experiences that would otherwise not have been available in traditional settings. Students, staff, and volunteer instructors all expressed a positive experience of collegiality working with a previously unfamiliar community group. Efforts to collaborate with community partners to maximize existing resources can enhance learning experiences and strengthen community ties.en
dc.subjectcollaborative learningen
dc.subjectmaximize resourcesen
dc.subjectmilitary-civilianen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:46:52Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:46:52Zen
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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