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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154480
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Barriers to Early Referral of Potential Organ Donors by Nurses
Abstract:
Barriers to Early Referral of Potential Organ Donors by Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Haas, Diane Marie, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
INTRODUCTION. The lack of organs viable for transplantation is a significant public health issue. Over 80,000 people in the United States are currently are on the organ transplant list; unfortunately, every one hour and 16 minutes someone dies waiting (The National Donor Awareness Foundation, 2004). It has been determined that, for organ donation to increase, hospital staff must support the donation process (The Executive Summary of The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative: Best Practices Final Report -2003). To enhance this effort, barriers to early referral of patients by nurses must be identified and addressed. PURPOSE. To identify barriers common to nurses that may prevent timely identification and referral of potential organ donor patients, thus inhibiting an increase in donor conversion rates. METHODS. A triangulated qualitative/quantitative survey was developed to study 50 critical care nurses working at Level 1 trauma centers. The study includes the completion of ten open-ended survey questions, based on available literature regarding nurses and organ donation and the experiences of staff from the Organ Procurement Organization, as well as a survey of demographic data of the participants CONCLUSIONS. This poster presentation will include the themes and patterns of the nurses' responses. Focus will be on interpreting data to understand relationships between the nursing profession and the referral of potential organ donors to the Organ Procurement Organization. Correlational relationships between demographic data and early referral of potential organ donors will also be analyzed. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE. Defining barriers that occur in the nursing profession regarding referral of potential organ donors can be used to help develop future curriculums in undergraduate nursing schools; the research may also be shared with Organ Procurement Organizations, to be used in their hospital development curriculums.
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.titleBarriers to Early Referral of Potential Organ Donors by Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154480-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Barriers to Early Referral of Potential Organ Donors by Nurses</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haas, Diane Marie, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ladydi.rn@cox.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">INTRODUCTION. The lack of organs viable for transplantation is a significant public health issue. Over 80,000 people in the United States are currently are on the organ transplant list; unfortunately, every one hour and 16 minutes someone dies waiting (The National Donor Awareness Foundation, 2004). It has been determined that, for organ donation to increase, hospital staff must support the donation process (The Executive Summary of The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative: Best Practices Final Report -2003). To enhance this effort, barriers to early referral of patients by nurses must be identified and addressed. PURPOSE. To identify barriers common to nurses that may prevent timely identification and referral of potential organ donor patients, thus inhibiting an increase in donor conversion rates. METHODS. A triangulated qualitative/quantitative survey was developed to study 50 critical care nurses working at Level 1 trauma centers. The study includes the completion of ten open-ended survey questions, based on available literature regarding nurses and organ donation and the experiences of staff from the Organ Procurement Organization, as well as a survey of demographic data of the participants CONCLUSIONS. This poster presentation will include the themes and patterns of the nurses' responses. Focus will be on interpreting data to understand relationships between the nursing profession and the referral of potential organ donors to the Organ Procurement Organization. Correlational relationships between demographic data and early referral of potential organ donors will also be analyzed. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE. Defining barriers that occur in the nursing profession regarding referral of potential organ donors can be used to help develop future curriculums in undergraduate nursing schools; the research may also be shared with Organ Procurement Organizations, to be used in their hospital development curriculums.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:01:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:01:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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