Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Oddi, Lorys

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

School of Nursing

LCSH

Aviation medicine--United States||Aviation nursing--United States

Abstract

No data exist regarding the current status of flight nursing orientation practices in civilian United States' air medical programs. This descriptive study was designed to identify commonalities and differences in flight nurse orientation programs provided across the country. A survey was developed based on a framework for progression through levels of skills acquisition, current literature, and professional standards regarding flight nursing orientation. A questionnaire was mailed to all (n = 235) medical crew supervisors of flight programs belonging to the Association of Air Medical Services. Major findings included inconsistency in the application of national standards regarding flight nurse orientation hiring requirements, content and process, timeframe, and method of evaluating outcomes. Air medical programs and professional organizations associated with flight nursing should examine current standards and practice, and devise realistic, effective means to orient new flight nurses. Future research is needed regarding ways to improve the efficacy of flight nurse orientation.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [88]-91).

Extent

vii, 109 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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