Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit Staff (CVIU) Expedites Discharge Teaching Through Technology

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156957
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit Staff (CVIU) Expedites Discharge Teaching Through Technology
Author(s):
Bouldin, Nancy N.
Author Details:
Nancy N. Bouldin, East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, email: nbouldin@pcmh.com
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The 24-bed cardiovascular intermediate care unit (CVIU) at East Carolina Heart Institute admits more than 2500 patients a year. This fast-paced progressive care unit discharges nearly 10 patients a day. It was identified by delayed discharges, increased length of stay, safety issues, decrease in patient compliance, and patient/family discontent that the discharge process was inefficient. To assist the nurses it is essential to incorporate new creative materials and strategies for the patient teaching process from admission to discharge. DESCRIPTION: Bright colored Power Point slides with minimal wording were used to engage the nurses and to invite patients and families to participate in discharge teaching. All rooms in the CVIU have a computer at the bedside. A flash drive is implemented for the discharge Power Point slideshow. This can be presented in the privacy of the patientÆs room. A creative approach with flash drives is simple and easily accessible to nursing staff. The slideshow involves everyone. The nurse answers questions on the spot as he/she is presenting the 10-minute slideshow. By comparison, the previous method of using a discharge video proved to by mundane and impersonal. The Power Point teaching tool is also a means of relaying material to literacy challenged patients. The privacy of the patientÆs room allows the patient to maintain his/her dignity. Patient feedback ensures the understanding of the material given. This medium of providing information can be tailored to most literacy levels and languages. The method was created to help staff engage in discharge teaching. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Qualitative evaluation outcomes were done by interview of nursing administration, management, staff, and patients. From the feedback, the tool proved to help increase the efficiency of discharge times, increased patient and family satisfaction and contributed to maximizing bed availability. The uniqueness of these discharge lessons, patterned from staff education, has proven to reduce our discharge turn around times by 2 to 3 hours. An example of a patient response was, "I have never been able to read or write but I can understand this." Further research and evaluation is planned to determine if implementing this method of discharge teaching has any impact on patient compliance.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit Staff (CVIU) Expedites Discharge Teaching Through Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBouldin, Nancy N.en_GB
dc.author.detailsNancy N. Bouldin, East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, email: nbouldin@pcmh.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156957-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The 24-bed cardiovascular intermediate care unit (CVIU) at East Carolina Heart Institute admits more than 2500 patients a year. This fast-paced progressive care unit discharges nearly 10 patients a day. It was identified by delayed discharges, increased length of stay, safety issues, decrease in patient compliance, and patient/family discontent that the discharge process was inefficient. To assist the nurses it is essential to incorporate new creative materials and strategies for the patient teaching process from admission to discharge. DESCRIPTION: Bright colored Power Point slides with minimal wording were used to engage the nurses and to invite patients and families to participate in discharge teaching. All rooms in the CVIU have a computer at the bedside. A flash drive is implemented for the discharge Power Point slideshow. This can be presented in the privacy of the patientÆs room. A creative approach with flash drives is simple and easily accessible to nursing staff. The slideshow involves everyone. The nurse answers questions on the spot as he/she is presenting the 10-minute slideshow. By comparison, the previous method of using a discharge video proved to by mundane and impersonal. The Power Point teaching tool is also a means of relaying material to literacy challenged patients. The privacy of the patientÆs room allows the patient to maintain his/her dignity. Patient feedback ensures the understanding of the material given. This medium of providing information can be tailored to most literacy levels and languages. The method was created to help staff engage in discharge teaching. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Qualitative evaluation outcomes were done by interview of nursing administration, management, staff, and patients. From the feedback, the tool proved to help increase the efficiency of discharge times, increased patient and family satisfaction and contributed to maximizing bed availability. The uniqueness of these discharge lessons, patterned from staff education, has proven to reduce our discharge turn around times by 2 to 3 hours. An example of a patient response was, "I have never been able to read or write but I can understand this." Further research and evaluation is planned to determine if implementing this method of discharge teaching has any impact on patient compliance.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:17:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:17:39Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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