Agenda Item Details
Day 1   Friday Nov 8, 2019
3:00 - 4:00pm
Presentation: Concurrent Session C03 – Nursing Education

C03-a Promoting Excellence by Developing Novice Perinatal Nurses' Clinical Decision Making



Safe, ethical decision making can improve quality of care and patient outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to present innovative teaching and learning strategies aimed at developing novice perinatal nurses' decision making.


Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the importance of clinical decision making as a priority competency in the perinatal clinical context.

2. Introduce the Situated Clinical Decision Making Framework (SCDMF) as a tool to support the development of clinical decision making for novice perinatal nurses.

3. Describe how the framework is applied in a variety of teaching/learning situations to support the development of novice clinical decision making.



Nancy Hewer, RN, MSN, PNC(C), Faculty, BCIT, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Farah Jetha, RN, MSN, BCIT, Burnaby, BC, Canada


C03-b "We Want More Support!": The New Roles of the Clinical Resource Nurse & Perinatal Clinical Educator at BCWH Maternal Newborn



This session will describe the change process initiated by BCWH Maternal Newborn Program for the purpose of supporting front line staff. The purpose of this session is to share with the audience the specific changes, the challenges and highlights in order to learn from each other and to hopefully inspire change in other locations! 


Learning Objectives:

Following this session, the participants will be able to:

1.  Compare & contrast similarities and differences between their own agency and BCWH Maternal Newborn Staff's support needs.

2.  List one small change or adjustment they can make to enhance the bedside help and education delivery for the nurses.

3.  Complete a small mental plan for initiating that change when back home.



Melanie Kozak, RN, BScN, Program Manager, British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada

MarieRose McDonnell, RN, BScN, Program Coordinator, British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada



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