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The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 2022;53(9):405–410
Published Online:https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20220805-06

Abstract

Background

Increasing numbers of facilities are pursuing verification as pediatric trauma centers. Nurses need effective training to provide optimal care for pediatric trauma patients. This study evaluated the implementation of a nursing-focused education strategy that accompanied the process of opening a pediatric trauma center.

Method

Training comprised a lecture series, skills stations, and simulation. Participation was recorded. Pre- and post-training surveys were used to evaluate effectiveness.

Results

Participation in training was high (lectures, n = 185; skills stations, n = 151; simulation, n = 301). Survey responses indicated an increased confidence to treat pediatric trauma patients (2 out of 5 vs. 3 out of 5; p < .001). Nearly half (49.1%) of the nurses found simulations to be the most effective element of training on the post-training survey.

Conclusion

High participation and improved confidence indicate a feasible and effective training curriculum. Simulation was perceived as the most effective training modality. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2022;53(9):405–410.]

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