A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family-Centered Care in a Medical Critical Care Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155456
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Presentation
Title:
A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family-Centered Care in a Medical Critical Care Unit
Abstract:
A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family-Centered Care in a Medical Critical Care Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kravutske, Mary E., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Henry Ford Health System
Title:Nurse Scholar
Co-Authors:Leigh Ann Phillips, MSA, BSN; Christine Halash, BSN; Beth McLellan, MNc, BSN; Nancy Price, BSN
The purpose of this research was to determine if Family Centered Care in an adult Medical Critical Care Area (MCC) improves family satisfaction with information, reassurance and support, and the need to be with the patient. Family Centered Care is a philosophical approach for providing care to patients and their families. The premise is that the patient is part of a larger whole, which we need to be aware of and provide the best care for. The MCC had four separate patient care areas. One area was the control unit and another was the experimental unit. The concept of Family Center Care was introduced to the staff of the experimental unit by the Unit Director. Pre and post implementation data were collected from health care personal working in this area and families. The first change was open visitation for families. A core group of staff members developed guidelines, family information sheets, and provided education sessions for all members of the staff. The families are able to visit their loved one twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and thus their need to be with their loved one are addressed. Results show that families feel that their need to be with the patient is met and that the visiting hours are accommodating to the families. The health care team verbalized reservations prior to implementation but have since recognized the positive impact the family can have on the care of the critically ill patient. The change to open visitation was an effective strategy to meet the needs of the patient and family. The results of this study provide direction for further research utilizing Family Center Care in the Adult MCC.
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.titleA Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family-Centered Care in a Medical Critical Care Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155456-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family-Centered Care in a Medical Critical Care Unit</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">Kravutske, Mary E., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Henry Ford Health System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Scholar</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mkravut1@hfhs.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leigh Ann Phillips, MSA, BSN; Christine Halash, BSN; Beth McLellan, MNc, BSN; Nancy Price, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research was to determine if Family Centered Care in an adult Medical Critical Care Area (MCC) improves family satisfaction with information, reassurance and support, and the need to be with the patient. Family Centered Care is a philosophical approach for providing care to patients and their families. The premise is that the patient is part of a larger whole, which we need to be aware of and provide the best care for. The MCC had four separate patient care areas. One area was the control unit and another was the experimental unit. The concept of Family Center Care was introduced to the staff of the experimental unit by the Unit Director. Pre and post implementation data were collected from health care personal working in this area and families. The first change was open visitation for families. A core group of staff members developed guidelines, family information sheets, and provided education sessions for all members of the staff. The families are able to visit their loved one twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and thus their need to be with their loved one are addressed. Results show that families feel that their need to be with the patient is met and that the visiting hours are accommodating to the families. The health care team verbalized reservations prior to implementation but have since recognized the positive impact the family can have on the care of the critically ill patient. The change to open visitation was an effective strategy to meet the needs of the patient and family. The results of this study provide direction for further research utilizing Family Center Care in the Adult MCC.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:51:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:51:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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