The Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioner role: Implementation study and preliminary evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Fry, Margaret en_US
dc.contributor.author Rogers, Tessa en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:51:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:51:02Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008001918 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fry Marg and Rogers Tessa 2009, 'The Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioner role: Implementation study and preliminary evaluation', Elsevier Ltd, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 32-37. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1328-2743 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9657
dc.description.abstract Summary Background: An implementation study was undertaken to develop and employ Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioners (TENPs) to address increased service demands. The TENP role was to be a new advanced practice role, which was based on a Nurse Practitioner (NP) framework. The implementation study provided a roadmap for the introduction of the new nursing role. The implementation study aimed to i) develop an integrated and supported Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioner role; ii) provide a framework for practice and knowledge development; and, iii) undertake a six month preliminary evaluation of TENP work performance. Methods: The study describes the communication strategy, the consultative process for role definition, education, ongoing support structures and assessment and feedback mechanisms embedded in the implementation process. In addition, a six month mixed method preliminary evaluation was undertaken as part of the implementation plan. The preliminary evaluation included review of TENP managed patient groups; peer audit of TENP documentation; a senior emergency physician survey of TENP work performance; and, review of TENP investigations and referrals. Results: TENPs managed the care of, or were involved with, 2730 patients (10%) of which 68% (n = 1987) were in the a??See and Treata?? group and 32% (n = 721) were in the a??Collaborativea?? (742) and a??Consultativea?? (22) groups. TENPs managed an average of 20 patients per 15 hour work day. Work performance evaluation identified the role was safe and efficient and that staff supported the new role. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.title The Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioner role: Implementation study and preliminary evaluation en_US
dc.parent Australian Emergency Nursing Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 32 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 37 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 103222 en_US
dc.personcode 0000047960 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords transitional nurse practitioner; emergency nurse; implementation study; nurse practitioner; job redesign en_US


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