A simulated experience for using the Adverse Childhood Experiences assessment tool in case management: A feasibility study

Lisa Paul, Janelle Akomah, Jean Thorpe-Williams, Diana Baptiste


Aims: To determine whether the Adverse Childhood Experiences assessment tool is feasible for case management to integrate into standard of case assessments, for nurse care managers.

Methods: A quality improvement, feasibility study. This nurse-led education program focused on improving knowledge and usability of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Assessment Tool for nurse case managers was implemented. We examined the usability, knowledge of, and self-reported benefits of using the Adverse Childhood Experiences Assessment Tool using a pre and posttest, usability survey, and word cloud for analyses.

Results: A total of 40 nurse case managers were simulated for use as participants in a pre- and post-test project design. There was a significant difference between pretest and posttest responses. Additional findings indicated that the nurse case managers were receptive to integrating the implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences screening in their department.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v14n10p24

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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