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Record ID: 125
Student Major: Nursing
Project Advisor: Mohammad Othman
Abstract: According to the National Institute of Health, 42% of nurses experienced burnout in 2022. Burnout can result in poor patient outcomes, high turnover rates, and compassion fatigue. There are many factors that contribute to burn out in nursing. One factor of particular relevance to emergency nurses is high stress level. The purpose of this project was to provide emergency nurses in a level-III trauma center with educational and training on mindfulness strategies that they can utilize to help decrease their stress level. The ultimate goal is for those nurses to be able to manage their job-related stress in anticipation of decreasing the incidence and prevalence of burnout among ER nurses. This project was driven by the following PICOT question: “In an emergency department registered nurses, how does a mindfulness-strategies educational session influence job-related stress level when compared to the current practice of not providing one?” A PowerPoint presentation was delivered to a group of ER nurses at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to educate them on some mindfulness strategies that they can utilize to help manage their job-related stress. The presentation was preceded with a pre-test and followed by a post-test survey to gauge the effectiveness of the teaching intervention. Currently, the results are pending. It is expected to see an improvement of the participants’ scores on the post-test, suggesting that those nurses will be more capable of managing their job-related stress and less prone to burnout.