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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150392
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family Presence Practices in the Emergency Department
Abstract:
Family Presence Practices in the Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:MacLean, Susan
P.I. Institution Name:Emergency Nurses Association
Title:Group Director
Objective: Giving family members the option of remaining at the bedside during invasive (IPs) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has recently been adopted in many hospitals in the United States. Excluding families was based on concern that families would be traumatized and overwhelmed in these situations and that clinical activities would be disrupted. Recent research in this area supports the multiple benefits for families of critical ill and emergency patients. What is not known are the current family presence practices of critical care and emergency nurses. The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency that critical care and emergency nurses allow families to be at the bedside and prevalence of written or informal policies on family presence during resuscitative and invasive procedures. Design: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted. Sample and Setting: A random sample of 1500 members of Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and 1500 members of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) was sent. Name of Variables or Concepts: family presence, families, invasive procedures, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Measures/Instruments: The mailed survey was developed and pilot tested by 29 critical care nurses, 7 emergency nurses, and 2 other nurses. The instrument was also reviewed by a committee of researchers. Based on the nurses’ feedback, the instrument was modified. The instrument consists of 14 demographic items, 3 items specific to emergency or critical care nurses, and eight items related to written or non-written policies, and 12 questions related to actual practices and preferences of bringing families to the bedside, and use of ENA’s guidelines on family presence. Findings and Conclusions: Data will be analyzed using SPSS 10.05 for Windows by research assistants. Two-tailed p values less than 0.05 will be considered significant. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and content analysis for the qualitative responses (one open-ended question). Implications: Results of this survey will be beneficial in identifying the need for new policies and clinical practices that will result in improved family care outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily Presence Practices in the Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150392-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Family Presence Practices in the Emergency Department</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">MacLean, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Group Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smaclean@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Giving family members the option of remaining at the bedside during invasive (IPs) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has recently been adopted in many hospitals in the United States. Excluding families was based on concern that families would be traumatized and overwhelmed in these situations and that clinical activities would be disrupted. Recent research in this area supports the multiple benefits for families of critical ill and emergency patients. What is not known are the current family presence practices of critical care and emergency nurses. The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency that critical care and emergency nurses allow families to be at the bedside and prevalence of written or informal policies on family presence during resuscitative and invasive procedures. Design: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted. Sample and Setting: A random sample of 1500 members of Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and 1500 members of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) was sent. Name of Variables or Concepts: family presence, families, invasive procedures, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Measures/Instruments: The mailed survey was developed and pilot tested by 29 critical care nurses, 7 emergency nurses, and 2 other nurses. The instrument was also reviewed by a committee of researchers. Based on the nurses&rsquo; feedback, the instrument was modified. The instrument consists of 14 demographic items, 3 items specific to emergency or critical care nurses, and eight items related to written or non-written policies, and 12 questions related to actual practices and preferences of bringing families to the bedside, and use of ENA&rsquo;s guidelines on family presence. Findings and Conclusions: Data will be analyzed using SPSS 10.05 for Windows by research assistants. Two-tailed p values less than 0.05 will be considered significant. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and content analysis for the qualitative responses (one open-ended question). Implications: Results of this survey will be beneficial in identifying the need for new policies and clinical practices that will result in improved family care outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:23Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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