Poster Presentation

Thursday, July 12, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Thursday, July 12, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation II
Providing point of care education for an electronic/remote ICU
Kathleen M. Baker, RN, BS, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, USA
Learning Objective #1: The learner will be able to identify the education needs and obstacles for the critical care team in a remote ICU.
Learning Objective #2: Thee learner will be able to list three ways to address the educational needs for the critical care team in a remore ICU.

 Critical Care Units have become specialized and the educational needs are customized to address a rather consistent patient population. The increase utilization of telemedicine to monitor patients has brought the very diverse critical care populations under one roof. The RN staff that operate these stations in our Advanced Intensive Care Unit (AICU)are required to become resources on multiple patients populations, multiple devices and to be up to date with current evidence.

 Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) current educational plan provides up to 12 units based critical care educators. Merging this knowledge and providing it to the Advanced Intensive Care Unit staff at point of care has been a challenge. Our plan began with the creation of an educator position for the AICU. Our educator strategy has been to work with other critical care educators, the educational department, information services and the library staff to developing an asynchronous electronic point and click educational tools to assist the AICU. This electronic library will be kept updated and provide many levels of information.