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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623585
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Using an Electronic Needs Assessment to Develop Unit-based Education Plans
Author(s):
Cottman, Ronald; Gabbard, Eileen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ronald J. Cottman, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC; Eileen M. Gabbard, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, CPN
Abstract:

<b>Problem: </b>In previous years, formal Educational Needs Assessments were conducted by individual Unit-based Educators utilizing various formats of paper based surveys asking “What kind of topics would you like education on?” These surveys tended to result in long lists of topics offering limited insight into the educational priorities of team members and little correlation to Quality Improvement Directives. In addition, few paper surveys were completed and returned.<br /> <br /> <b>Approach/Method:</b> Following formation of a Medical Center based Clinical Education Team in 2014, a process to formalize and standardize the annual Educational Needs Assessment into a single consolidated assessment was developed. Fifteen assessment questions were compiled and refined from multiple past assessments and industry best practice information. Anonymous information collected included demographics on specific job role, department, unit, and patient population. This information allowed for detailed reporting information post assessment. Utilizing the same assessment questions across all unit and patient populations allowed for the prioritizing of Medical Center and department specific data and needs. In addition, utilizing an electronic based assessment allowed for multiple methods of delivery (Email, QR Code, and LMS) to reach the maximum number of target participants.<br /> <br /> <b>Outcomes:</b> Refining this process over the last three years has resulted in buy-in and support from the entire Clinical Education Team and Unit Nurse Managers. Furthermore, the online and electronic format of the assessment has resulted in significant annual increases in response rates, with more effective education for team members.

Keywords:
Educational Needs Assessment; quality improvement directives
Repository Posting Date:
1-Dec-2017
Date of Publication:
1-Dec-2017
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention
Conference Host:
Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Description:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
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dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleUsing an Electronic Needs Assessment to Develop Unit-based Education Plansen_US
dc.contributor.authorCottman, Ronalden
dc.contributor.authorGabbard, Eileenen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRonald J. Cottman, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC; Eileen M. Gabbard, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, CPNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623585-
dc.description.abstract<p>&lt;b&gt;Problem: &lt;/b&gt;In previous years, formal Educational Needs Assessments were conducted by individual Unit-based Educators utilizing various formats of paper based surveys asking &ldquo;What kind of topics would you like education on?&rdquo; These surveys tended to result in long lists of topics offering limited insight into the educational priorities of team members and little correlation to Quality Improvement Directives. In addition, few paper surveys were completed and returned.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;b&gt;Approach/Method:&lt;/b&gt; Following formation of a Medical Center based Clinical Education Team in 2014, a process to formalize and standardize the annual Educational Needs Assessment into a single consolidated assessment was developed. Fifteen assessment questions were compiled and refined from multiple past assessments and industry best practice information. Anonymous information collected included demographics on specific job role, department, unit, and patient population. This information allowed for detailed reporting information post assessment. Utilizing the same assessment questions across all unit and patient populations allowed for the prioritizing of Medical Center and department specific data and needs. In addition, utilizing an electronic based assessment allowed for multiple methods of delivery (Email, QR Code, and LMS) to reach the maximum number of target participants.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;b&gt;Outcomes:&lt;/b&gt; Refining this process over the last three years has resulted in buy-in and support from the entire Clinical Education Team and Unit Nurse Managers. Furthermore, the online and electronic format of the assessment has resulted in significant annual increases in response rates, with more effective education for team members.</p>en
dc.subjectEducational Needs Assessmenten
dc.subjectquality improvement directivesen
dc.date.available2017-12-01T15:40:35Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-01-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T15:40:35Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name2017 ANPD Annual Conventionen
dc.conference.hostAssociation for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)en
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen
dc.description2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.en
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