ED-HOME: improving educator confidence and patient education in the emergency department

Coombs, Nicole M., Porter, Joanne E. and Beauchamp, Alison 2016, ED-HOME: improving educator confidence and patient education in the emergency department, Australasian emergency nursing journal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 133-137, doi: 10.1016/j.aenj.2016.01.002.

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Title ED-HOME: improving educator confidence and patient education in the emergency department
Author(s) Coombs, Nicole M.
Porter, Joanne E.
Beauchamp, AlisonORCID iD for Beauchamp, Alison orcid.org/0000-0001-6555-6200
Journal name Australasian emergency nursing journal
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 133
End page 137
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-08
ISSN 1574-6267
Keyword(s) ED-HOME
Emergency department
Nurse confidence
Patient education
Summary BACKGROUND: Barriers to effective patient communication in the emergency department (ED) are well recognised; time, resources and staff and consumer expectations. This project aimed to improve the quality of health education provided in the ED by increasing nurses' confidence as educators.

METHOD: By providing a staff information package including the introduction of a new structured education tool; ED-HOME, and by assessing the confidence and self-efficacy of the nurses in the process, we hoped to determine if an improvement in practice and confidence was achieved. A quantitative, pre and post-test questionnaire comparison study was undertaken before and after a four week implementation period. The project examined the attitudes and practices of registered emergency nurses and was conducted in one metropolitan emergency department.

RESULTS: Results indicated that nurse confidence and self-efficacy improved by using the new structured ED-HOME format and both staff satisfaction and education competence increased. Participants positively responded to the new tool and recommended future use in the ED.

CONCLUSION: This project demonstrates that if emergency nurses feel more confident with their educating practices and by using a structured format, patients will benefit from better quality patient education provided in the ED.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.aenj.2016.01.002
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
1110 Nursing
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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