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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154144
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Needs of Critical Care Families and the Perceptions of the ICU Staff
Abstract:
Needs of Critical Care Families and the Perceptions of the ICU Staff
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Alosso, Joan, ADN, RN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Title:Critical Care Family Educator
Co-Authors:Sally Cadman, MS, RN, CCRN
[Research Presentation] Purpose:   Critical Care Nurses and Physicians are embracing Family Centered Care as the model of health and healing in today's critical care units. (Davidson et al., 2007, Henneman & Cardin, 2002, Molter, 2003) Critical illness often puts the patient and family into an unexpected life-threatening crisis. Families are often facing major decisions for their loved ones as the patient may be too incapacitated to comprehend complex medical information. Therefore, relatives of critical care patients have important needs that must be correctly assessed and then met by the healthcare team.  Methods:   The Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI) has been used extensively to assess the needs of relatives of critical care patients (Molter, 1979, Hickey, 1990, Miracle, 2006).  The tool has also been used to compare the perceptions of nurses to that of critical care families. To date no studies in the US have compared the physician, the critical care nurse and the families' perspectives.  This is the unique focus of our study.  Results:   Using a descriptive correlational research design we will compare the needs of critical care families to the perceptions of the ICU health care team using the CCFNI.  The sample population will include 100 family members, 30 physicians and 50 nurses working in the Intensive Care Units.  The data will be analyzed using multivariate and descriptive statistics.   Demographic data will also be reviewed to see how it impacts ranking of family members needs. The study has received approval from the IRB and has received grant funding. Conclusion:   We expect to complete data analysis by April 2009.
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.titleNeeds of Critical Care Families and the Perceptions of the ICU Staffen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154144-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Needs of Critical Care Families and the Perceptions of the ICU Staff</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Alosso, Joan, ADN, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lahey Clinic Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Critical Care Family Educator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joan.f.alosso@lahey.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sally Cadman, MS, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: &nbsp; Critical Care Nurses and Physicians are embracing Family Centered Care as the model of health and healing in today's critical care units. (Davidson et al., 2007, Henneman &amp; Cardin, 2002, Molter, 2003) Critical illness often puts the patient and family into an unexpected life-threatening crisis. Families are often facing major decisions for their loved ones as the patient may be too incapacitated to comprehend complex medical information. Therefore, relatives of critical care patients have important needs that must be correctly assessed and then met by the healthcare team. &nbsp;Methods: &nbsp; The Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI) has been used extensively to assess the needs of relatives of critical care patients (Molter, 1979, Hickey, 1990, Miracle, 2006). &nbsp;The tool has also been used to compare the perceptions of nurses to that of critical care families. To date no studies in the US have compared the physician, the critical care nurse and the families' perspectives.&nbsp; This is the unique focus of our study.&nbsp; Results: &nbsp; Using a descriptive correlational research design we will compare the needs of critical care families to the perceptions of the ICU health care team using the CCFNI.&nbsp; The sample population will include 100 family members, 30 physicians and 50 nurses working in the Intensive Care Units.&nbsp; The data will be analyzed using multivariate and descriptive statistics. &nbsp;&nbsp;Demographic data will also be reviewed to see how it impacts ranking of family members needs. The&nbsp;study has received approval&nbsp;from the IRB&nbsp;and has received grant funding. Conclusion: &nbsp; We expect to complete data analysis by April 2009.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:46:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:46:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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