• Case Study

Tiered PICU Orientation Gets New Nurses to Patient Bedside Faster

Hospital educators successfully improve the quality and effectiveness of their PICU orientation program.

Challenged with no longer having the luxury of providing 20 weeks of upfront training to new hires, the education coordinators at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri had to create a program that ensured new nurses gained both competence and confidence in patient care skills. This case study outlines how they improved the quality and effectiveness of their Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) orientation program.