Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized.

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  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Kathleen Monforto is an education nurse specialist, Nursing Professional Development Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and an assistant professor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      Madeline Perkel is a nursing professional development specialist, Nursing Professional Development Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      Donna Rust is a nursing professional development specialist, Nursing Professional Development Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
      Raymond Wildes is a nursing professional development specialist, Nursing Professional Development Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and an adjunct clinical nursing instructor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
      Karen King is Nurse Manager, Nursing Professional Development Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
      Ruth Lebet is a nurse-scientist, Department of Pediatric Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Program Director for the pediatric and neonatal clinical nurse specialist programs, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
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    • Abstract:
      Background: An effective orientation ensures that new nurses are prepared to deliver competent care to patients. In organizations with several critical care units, opportunities exist to achieve standardization of core content applicable to all critical care areas. Purpose: This quality improvement project, conducted in a large children's hospital with multiple critical care units, was designed to centralize critical care orientation and standardize its content, as well as to measure learning outcomes of the revised program. Methods: Before initiation of this project, a 2-day critical care orientation class was held regularly for newly hired critical care nurses. Nurses attended this class at different time points in their orientation. Critical care units also held unit-based orientation classes. Nursing professional development specialists and representatives from each critical care unit collaborated to redesign the 2-day critical care orientation class in order to standardize content taught across the organization, increase attendance at the class, and reduce redundancy of topics covered in unit-based classes. Interventions: The redesigned program included online modules followed by 4-hour sessions that built on the knowledge gained in the modules. The sessions used multiple learner engagement strategies. Learning outcomes were evaluated using pretests and posttests. Results: Between June 2017 and March 2018, a total of 150 nurses completed the redesigned program. Median posttest scores increased significantly from median pretest scores for each critical care orientation session. Conclusion: The program achieved the goal of standardizing education and increasing critical care nurses' knowledge.
    • Journal Subset:
      Blind Peer Reviewed; Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      0279-5442
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 8207799
    • Publication Date:
      20201005
    • Publication Date:
      20201005
    • DOI:
      10.4037/ccn2020585
    • Accession Number:
      146029030
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MONFORTO, K. et al. Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized. Critical Care Nurse, [s. l.], v. 40, n. 4, p. 54–64, 2020. DOI 10.4037/ccn2020585. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=146029030. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Monforto K, Perkel M, Rust D, Wildes R, King K, Lebet R. Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized. Critical Care Nurse. 2020;40(4):54-64. doi:10.4037/ccn2020585
    • APA:
      Monforto, K., Perkel, M., Rust, D., Wildes, R., King, K., & Lebet, R. (2020). Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized. Critical Care Nurse, 40(4), 54–64. https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2020585
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Monforto, Kathleen, Madeline Perkel, Donna Rust, Raymond Wildes, Karen King, and Ruth Lebet. 2020. “Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized.” Critical Care Nurse 40 (4): 54–64. doi:10.4037/ccn2020585.
    • Harvard:
      Monforto, K. et al. (2020) ‘Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized’, Critical Care Nurse, 40(4), pp. 54–64. doi: 10.4037/ccn2020585.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Monforto, K, Perkel, M, Rust, D, Wildes, R, King, K & Lebet, R 2020, ‘Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized’, Critical Care Nurse, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 54–64, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Monforto, Kathleen, et al. “Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized.” Critical Care Nurse, vol. 40, no. 4, Aug. 2020, pp. 54–64. EBSCOhost, doi:10.4037/ccn2020585.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Monforto, Kathleen, Madeline Perkel, Donna Rust, Raymond Wildes, Karen King, and Ruth Lebet. “Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized.” Critical Care Nurse 40, no. 4 (August 2020): 54–64. doi:10.4037/ccn2020585.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Monforto K, Perkel M, Rust D, Wildes R, King K, Lebet R. Outcome-Focused Critical Care Orientation Program: From Unit Based to Centralized. Critical Care Nurse [Internet]. 2020 Aug [cited 2020 Dec 5];40(4):54–64. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=146029030