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Annual Connecticut Coalition to Improve End of Life Care Meeting Elizabeth Ercolano, RN, DNSc, AOCNS Principal Investigator December 7, 2011 ELNEC Geriatric.

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1 Annual Connecticut Coalition to Improve End of Life Care Meeting Elizabeth Ercolano, RN, DNSc, AOCNS Principal Investigator December 7, 2011 ELNEC Geriatric Train-the-Trainer

2 Background Option B: Palliative & End of Life Care Education Programs Department of Public Health (DPH), Public Health Initiatives Branch –RFP #

3 Purpose Increase knowledge and skills of health care providers who provide palliative/end of life care in Ct by enrolling a state wide target sample of Registered Nurses (RNs) to train them. Provide an opportunity to incorporate recommendations of Assessing the Unmet Needs of Health Care Providers Using a Web- based Survey.

4 Purpose Comprehensive and longitudinal follow-up to monitor dissemination of the training to a range of disciplines who work at different clinical settings.

5 Measures and Questionnaires Pre-program ELNEC Application with Goals for Training. End-of-Life Needs Professional Caregiver Survey (EPCS) before training and 6 months after training. 6-month ELNEC survey and 12-month ELNEC survey to gather data on number of modules taught; number and type of health care providers taught; and to evaluate goals.

6 Preliminary Training Outcomes Two-day training conducted on October 20 and 21, nurses attended both days of training. 50 nurses were awarded ELNEC certificates and continuing education credits for attending the training.

7 Preliminary Training Outcomes Demographics of 50 Participants Demographic Number (n) Percent ( %) Gender Female Male Race White African American Asian Education/License BSN/RN MSN/APRN LPN

8 Preliminary Training Outcomes Nurses Work Setting Work Settingn n Acute Care16Other-house calls, inpt hospice 4 Homecare/Hospice Homecare 13Long Term Care (LTC)2 Skilled Nursing Facility11Hospice serving LTC1 School of Nursing 7Assisted Living1

9 Preliminary Training Outcomes Methods to Enroll State-Wide Target of RNs Methods to Enroll RNs n Supervisor20 Invitation Letter9 Co-Worker8 CTEOL website5 Other (Ct Hosp Assoc Posting, Director, ELNEC website, not specified) 4 Friend2

10 Preliminary Training Outcomes Incentive for Attending the ELNEC Training Incentives for ELNEC Training n My institution sent me to be a trainer to train others24 Beginning a palliative care team/service at facility/unit16 Other (assist me as nurse educator, increase eol content in nsg curriculum, interest in content, self-advancement, hospice nurse, incorporate concepts into clinical program) 16 Supervisor suggested that I come to course6 New in palliative care and need information5 Thinking about changing career to palliative care2 In graduate school and studying palliative care0

11 Preliminary Training Outcomes General Evaluation of ELNEC Training by Participants (Rated on Scale 1-5, 5=excellent and 1=poor) ItemMean Score What was your overall opinion of the course? 4.9 Was the information stimulating and thought provoking regarding palliative care issues in geriatrics? 4.6 To what extent did the course meet your objectives and your expectations? 4.4 Was the environment conducive to learning? 4.3

12 Next Steps Establish a database to store essential data needed for reports to the DPH and Ct Cancer Partnership. Analysis and comparison of pre-course EPCS scores and post-course EPCS scores. Analysis of whether participants met 6 and 12 months goals: integration of end-of-life care in facilitys educational activities.

13 Appreciation Nealy Zimmerman, Project Director Patricia Trotta, Project Coordinator ELNEC Faculty: Carol Curtiss, Thomas Quinn, Lynn Allchin, Patricia Trotta, Karen Stanley, Janet Treantofilis

14 Appreciation Ct Coalition Education Committee Members Bernadette DiGiulian Cynthia Lamont Nancy Leonard Barbara Morrison Cynthia OSullivan Kathy Shanahan Karen Stanley Pat Trotta


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