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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156969
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Our Journey to the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
Author(s):
Cohen, Jennifer M.; Sundberg, Gail; Vaupel-Phillips, Juliet; Ching, Geri Lynn
Author Details:
Jennifer M. Cohen, RN,CNS,MSN,CCRN,CNRN, CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, California, USA, email: jcohen@choc.org; Gail Sundberg; Juliet Vaupel-Phillips; Geri Lynn Ching
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOC ChildrenÆs Hospital is dedicated to achieving quality patient outcomes in an environment that promotes the delivery of family-centered care. This poster will highlight our Journey to Excellence and the best practices we have established in creating a healthy work environment that earned CHOC ChildrenÆs the privilege of being recognized as the very first Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. DESCRIPTION: The PICU recognizes that families are critical to our mission to nurture, advance, and protect the health and well-being of children and are valued as key partners in the decision-making process. An essential part of sustaining our healthy work environment and improving patient outcomes is fostering collaborative relationships between the health care team and families to accomplish our common goals. Our unit-based multi-disciplinary family-centered care committee meets monthly to address the unique needs of critical care families and has provided education for staff, created a bereavement cart for the unit, involved families in rounds, established an open visitation policy, and has led the initiative to encourage family presence during critical moments. Multidisciplinary team rounds are conducted daily with an additional weekly comprehensive team conference to evaluate the plan of care and review the discharge planning and long-term needs of our patients and families. Our PICU leadership team conducts daily patient/family rounds in the unit to increase the visibility of the nurse leaders and assess if we are accomplishing our goals of skilled communication, true collaboration and shared decision-making. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:By working together, we have reduced the number of catheter-related blood stream infections from 6.3/1000 to 1.7/1000 catheter days over the past 3 years. In addition, our urinary tract infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia rates are significantly lower than national averages. In an effort to enhance the professional practice environment, the PICU nurses have increased the number of CCRN certifications by 28% over the last 2 years, setting the example and inspiring other disciplines to obtain national certifications in their specialty areas as well. As a result of these efforts, we are proud to be recognized as the first Pediatric Beacon Award recipients!
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.titleOur Journey to the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Jennifer M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSundberg, Gailen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVaupel-Phillips, Julieten_GB
dc.contributor.authorChing, Geri Lynnen_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer M. Cohen, RN,CNS,MSN,CCRN,CNRN, CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, California, USA, email: jcohen@choc.org; Gail Sundberg; Juliet Vaupel-Phillips; Geri Lynn Chingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156969-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOC ChildrenÆs Hospital is dedicated to achieving quality patient outcomes in an environment that promotes the delivery of family-centered care. This poster will highlight our Journey to Excellence and the best practices we have established in creating a healthy work environment that earned CHOC ChildrenÆs the privilege of being recognized as the very first Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. DESCRIPTION: The PICU recognizes that families are critical to our mission to nurture, advance, and protect the health and well-being of children and are valued as key partners in the decision-making process. An essential part of sustaining our healthy work environment and improving patient outcomes is fostering collaborative relationships between the health care team and families to accomplish our common goals. Our unit-based multi-disciplinary family-centered care committee meets monthly to address the unique needs of critical care families and has provided education for staff, created a bereavement cart for the unit, involved families in rounds, established an open visitation policy, and has led the initiative to encourage family presence during critical moments. Multidisciplinary team rounds are conducted daily with an additional weekly comprehensive team conference to evaluate the plan of care and review the discharge planning and long-term needs of our patients and families. Our PICU leadership team conducts daily patient/family rounds in the unit to increase the visibility of the nurse leaders and assess if we are accomplishing our goals of skilled communication, true collaboration and shared decision-making. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:By working together, we have reduced the number of catheter-related blood stream infections from 6.3/1000 to 1.7/1000 catheter days over the past 3 years. In addition, our urinary tract infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia rates are significantly lower than national averages. In an effort to enhance the professional practice environment, the PICU nurses have increased the number of CCRN certifications by 28% over the last 2 years, setting the example and inspiring other disciplines to obtain national certifications in their specialty areas as well. As a result of these efforts, we are proud to be recognized as the first Pediatric Beacon Award recipients!en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:18:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:18:16Z-
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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