Road to Recovery: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Education and Positive Patient Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148065
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Road to Recovery: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Education and Positive Patient Outcomes
Abstract:
Road to Recovery: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Education and Positive Patient Outcomes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Sacco, Eileen, RN, BSN, CNRN
P.I. Institution Name:Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
Title:Patient Care Specialist
Co-Authors:Lois Guerra, RN, BSN
Introduction A challenge for orthopaedic nursing staff is to assure all patients undergoing total joint replacement (TJR) have an accurate understanding of what will occur prior to surgery, immediately postoperatively and during the rehabilitation phase. Orthopaedic patients verbalized a need for a formal education class prior to hospitalization in order to prepare them for their TJR surgery. Methods In July 2001, a multidisciplinary team consisting of staff nurses, education specialists, physical therapists, case managers and patient representative began to plan such an educational offering. A formal needs assessment and an extensive literature review provided direction to the team regarding program content. Members of the interdisciplinary team teach a two-hour class, offered twice a month. Post-session evaluation demonstrated that the majority of participants perceived their education needs as "totally met" regarding TJR education. Evaluation One year post-class implementation,the team reorganized to evaluate the effects of preoperative education on postoperative patient outcomes. Discipline specific evidence for measuring patient outcomes was then reviewed. There is a paucity of literature on the effects of preoperative TJR education on postoperative TJR outcomes. Thus, the team, in conjunction with the hospital nurse researcher, developed methods to further measure the effects of the program. Conclusion Globally healthcare providers are continually challenged to meet the needs of patient and family using current innovative means. This presentation exemplifies one interdisciplinary team's efforts to collectively address the needs of their patients. In doing so, the presentation explores the effects of integrating a collaborative partnership and evidence to optimize patient outcomes in the TJR patient population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRoad to Recovery: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Education and Positive Patient Outcomesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148065-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Road to Recovery: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Education and Positive Patient Outcomes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sacco, Eileen, RN, BSN, CNRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Patient Care Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Eileen.Sacco@lvh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lois Guerra, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction A challenge for orthopaedic nursing staff is to assure all patients undergoing total joint replacement (TJR) have an accurate understanding of what will occur prior to surgery, immediately postoperatively and during the rehabilitation phase. Orthopaedic patients verbalized a need for a formal education class prior to hospitalization in order to prepare them for their TJR surgery. Methods In July 2001, a multidisciplinary team consisting of staff nurses, education specialists, physical therapists, case managers and patient representative began to plan such an educational offering. A formal needs assessment and an extensive literature review provided direction to the team regarding program content. Members of the interdisciplinary team teach a two-hour class, offered twice a month. Post-session evaluation demonstrated that the majority of participants perceived their education needs as &quot;totally met&quot; regarding TJR education. Evaluation One year post-class implementation,the team reorganized to evaluate the effects of preoperative education on postoperative patient outcomes. Discipline specific evidence for measuring patient outcomes was then reviewed. There is a paucity of literature on the effects of preoperative TJR education on postoperative TJR outcomes. Thus, the team, in conjunction with the hospital nurse researcher, developed methods to further measure the effects of the program. Conclusion Globally healthcare providers are continually challenged to meet the needs of patient and family using current innovative means. This presentation exemplifies one interdisciplinary team's efforts to collectively address the needs of their patients. In doing so, the presentation explores the effects of integrating a collaborative partnership and evidence to optimize patient outcomes in the TJR patient population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:39:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:39:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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