Reply To: ELNEC Training

  • Amy Haskamp

    Member
    May 7, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Mary Lynn, I’ve added answers to your questions below:

    Please answer if you offer pediatric ELNEC Training at your hospital

    • Is the ELNEC training offered housewide to staff? i.e. Hem/Onc/SCT, NICU, PICU, CICU? 
      • Yes, offered housewide to any and all staff.  This includes physicians, chaplains, SW, PT/OT, nurses, PCAs (patient care assistants), APRNs, child life, managers.  I also open up 5 seats/class for outside hospice agencies across the state of Indiana to attend.
    • Do all nurses in your peds Hem/Onc/SCT unit attend?
      • Nurses sign up if they are interested, but it is not mandatory that anyone attends.  I have not heard of any nursing unit mandating their staff attend the training.  
    • Who are the trainers? (train the trainer)? i.e. do you have Palliative Care APNs, RNs, Chaplains and educators/bedside nurses
      • Myself and other palliative care APRN teaches the course, I also have our nurse ethicist teach the Ethics module, our bereavement specialist teaches Loss/Grief/Bereavement, and I have a session entitled Interdisciplinary Roles in which I have music therapy/art therapy/child life/social work/chaplain present their work.
    • How often do you run your program?
      • I offer the course 4 times a year.  During COVID I offered virtually but now allowed to be back in person again in smaller numbers.
    • How long is your class for bedside RNs?
      • I teach as a two day (back-to-back) course that runs from 0800 – 1630 with an hour lunch and two 15 min breaks.  We have a lot of interactive sessions to keep it moving.
    • How did you receive funding for the train the trainer costs and then end user training? 
      • I took the trainer course in 2006 which work paid.  Our PC program paid for our other APRN to attend.  I initially applied for a grant within our hospital system to pay for course materials which supplied enough money to host 9 courses and to continue to sustain my self-care curriculum in which I purchased a variety of self-care activities and make them select something to practice self-care for about 20 minutes.  Now our PC program funds the cost of materials.
    • Any other info? Logistics?
      • I keep my class sizes to 20 people.  I find if I go much larger, only a few people talk and participate, if I go much smaller there aren’t enough to keep the conversation going.  Plus, managers can only send so many of their staff at once.  
    • What is the feedback about the program in general? 
      • Attendees love it, they feel it provides them a sense of a retreat and self-care if anything else.  

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    Amy Haskamp, PCNS,CPON,MSN
    Pediatric Palliative Care Team (PACT)
    Riley Hospital for Children
    Indianapolis, IN
    ahaskamp@iuhealth.org
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-05-2021 11:06 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: ELNEC Training

    Hello All:

    Please answer if you offer pediatric ELNEC Training at your hospital

    • Is the ELNEC training offered housewide to staff? i.e. Hem/Onc/SCT, NICU, PICU, CICU?
    • Do all nurses in your peds Hem/Onc/SCT unit attend?
      • What about the ICUs? 
    • Who are the trainers? (train the trainer)? 
      • i.e. do you have Palliative Care APNs, RNs, Chaplains and educators/bedside nurses
    • How often do you run your program?
    • How long is your class for bedside RNs?
    • How did you receive funding for the train the trainer costs and then end user training? 
    • Any other info? Logistics?
    • What is the feedback about the program in general? 

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    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    312-227-4224
    mlrae@luriechildrens.org
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991
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