PCICS CNS/Educator SIG Update
The PCICS CNS/Educator SIG continues to provide an opportunity for networking and a forum for sharing the work, ideas, and impact of Clinical Nurse Specialists and educators within the PCICS community. The CNS/Educator SIG is co-chaired by Lisa McCabe and Trish Lincoln. Membership of the CNS/Educator SIG includes nurses from institutions throughout the country. New members are always welcome. The current 2022 SIG goals include:
- Share approaches and opportunities to promote excellence in bedside nursing professional development, quality improvement and evidence-based practice.
- Provide strategies for the recruitment and retention of cardiac ICU/acute care nursing staff.
- Support the professional development of our members.
The activities to achieve these goals include:
- Share a current evidence-based pathway, quality improvement project, or professional development activity and facilitate further discussion among the members present.
- Facilitate a collective brainstorming activity monthly on a current topic of interest (e.g., infection prevention, clinical management) or common issues within our units (staffing, retention, morale, etc.).
- Promote professional development opportunities (publishing, presentation, volunteer activities, etc.) for SIG members.
- Complete RN Procedure/ Guidelines Manual.
- Contribute to the PCICS efforts to create a comprehensive training curriculum for bedside nurses through the
- development of a pre/post curriculum assessment
- creation of simulation scenarios
Meetings occur each month via virtual platform, rotating between Monday and Thursday to accommodate different schedules. Each meeting includes a center presentation of a QI, evidence-based, or educational project, brainstorming session, professional development opportunities, and project updates.
For further information, to join the next meeting, or to join the CNS/Educator SIG, please contact Lisa McCabe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Clinical Nurse Specialist, PCICU
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital