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Session Details

Developing a High Quality Orthopedic Nurse

Track: Podium: Education

Session Number: S208
Date: Sun, May 31st, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:

Guided by Bloom’s taxonomy of learning and Kolb’s learning styles, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Orthopedics has been able to expand our “traditional” orientation education program to prepare nurses who are successfully integrated into a complex system of patient centered care. Recruitment of nurses begins with a “shadowing experience” to allow prospective recruits to see the “real world” and the real world to observe their spirit of inquiry and communication skills in action. Once hired new nurses experience an interactive system wide orientation. Curriculum are based on orthopedic standards of care and orientees must complete a competency checklist including care of older adults. During orientation, new hires have the opportunity to “experience” the surgical experience walking along side patients. They attend pre-operative joint class with patients, observe surgical procedures, follow the patient care coordinator who addresses discharge needs and spend time with a physical therapist to reinforce transfer techniques and safe mobility. A system wide program (Code Lavender) that provides physical and psychological support has been implemented to provide support to the bedside nurses in times of stress. Following orientation, a nurse residency program focuses on system integration and personal development. New nurses meet with nursing leadership at 3, 6 and 9 months to explore professional development goals and progress. In addition, retention is fostered through our shared governance structure on a unit level and throughout the organization with the goal of progressing the nurse from novice to expert. Tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling ensure lifelong learning and career growth. On our division over the last two years, we have had 88.4% of new nurses successfully complete orientation (5.8% was based on performance; 5.8% was related to family issues). Our current unit turnover rate is 17%. However the nurses we have retained on the unit are so valuable to our team. 29.6% of our nurses have been on our division less than 2 years, 33.3% have been there 2-5 years and 37% of our nurses have been with us greater than 5 years. Of this “seasoned” group of nurses, 80% have been there 10 years or longer. As a result of our commitment to innovative education we have been able to achieve advanced certification for Total Hip and Total Knee, Beacon Silver, Niche Exemplar, and high patient satisfaction scores.
Sub-Categorization: Professional Development
Session Type: Podium

Learner Outcome: Incorporate strategies and education into an orthopaedic nurse orientation program that prepares nurses who are successfully integrated into a complex system of patient-centered care.
Category: B
Sub-Categorization: Professional Development
Session Type: Podium

Learner Outcome: Incorporate strategies and education into an orthopaedic nurse orientation program that prepares nurses who are successfully integrated into a complex system of patient-centered care.
Category: B

Speakers

Lead Presenter
Julie Grimm, RN-BC, ONC, BSN
University Hospitals
Presenter 2
Patricia Ann Nosan, MSN, RN-BC ONC
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Presenter 3
Denise Kresevic, PhD, RN, APN-BC, FAAN

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