204296 Development of an education program and system for continuing nursing with collaborative organization in the community

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hiroko Nagae, 9861162 , Community Home Health Care, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
Sizuko Tanigaki , Graduate School of Health Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
Atuko Kajio , Community health Care Depertment, The Okayama prefectural office, Okayama, Japan
Eiko Hoshina , Nursing Director, okayama university Hospital, Okayama, Japan

Hospitals have been increasing their efficiency of medical care and promoting early hospital discharges. Under these conditions, it is important for nurses to provide appropriate nursing services to address concerns of patients and their families. An important issue is training of nurses to have the ability to continue nursing even if they move to the place of any kind of medical treatment in the community. The purpose of this study was to develop an education program and System for Acute hospital nurses who will have the ability to continue nursing care.


We used action research. The participants were the representative of three organizations in the A prefecture. They were a Managing Director of Nursing Association, a Chairperson of Association of Home Health Nursing agency and A Nursing Director of National University Hospital. They planned an education program for nurses to train the ability to continue nursing together. They carried out the program oneself. They confirmed the learning effect of the learner with reflection sheet after program. Furthermore, they talked about the significance that three organizations collaborated each other. An Education program was 5times sessions including lecture,group work and self-exercise during 6th months. The participants and learners filled out reflection sheets after each programs.


The results of the reflection sheets indicated that the nurses attending the programs were becoming clearer on their own issues described below as they continued. The issues were “providing nursing care for families of patients who are to be discharged soon,” ” managing nursing care for the patient and their family hope ” “understanding a social insurance system in the community health care,” “utilizing a system supporting discharge during hospitalization,” and “understanding activities of home care nurses.”


Our program helped clarify the nursing issues of nurses working in hospitals. These issues are necessary in the discharge support. In the future, we will be measuring the effectiveness of the training program. That is, a follow-up study will be performed to examine what type of discharge support is being performed within the hospital by the nurses who have taken this program.

Learning Objectives:
I would like to talk about how to plan for hospital nurses an education program with collaborated organization.

Keywords: Case Management, Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Home Health Nurses education ,transitional care ,discharge planning, Nursing Case Management
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Okayama University Home Health nursing Independent Contractor (contracted research and clinical trials)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.