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Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
doi: 10.1097/01.NND.0000342239.43366.04

The Great 'Pump'kin Fest: A Creative and Efficient PCA/Epidural Pump Learning Experience

Eyles, Paula MHSc, BScN, RN, CNS; Dunn, Mary BSc

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Keeping up with changing technology is a constant in the healthcare environment. This article focuses on a creative approach to teaching large numbers of staff, a new patient controlled analgesia/epidural pain pump, in a short time frame with a limited number of educators. Implementation of competency checklists was utilized to verify that the learners understood the concepts and were able to apply the new skills learned. The success of this program is attributed to the active involvement of participants in a festive environment.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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