A Beacon Unit Provides an Environment where Critical Care Nurses Can Offer Palliative Care with Confidence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157083
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Beacon Unit Provides an Environment where Critical Care Nurses Can Offer Palliative Care with Confidence
Author(s):
Clark, Veronica; Idemoto, Bette; Russo, Andrea; Scheutzow, Maria; Mickler, Valerie
Author Details:
Veronica Clark, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: vrnclark@yahoo.com; Bette Idemoto; Andrea Russo; Maria Scheutzow; Valerie Mickler
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Every day ICU RNs face difficult end-of life issues--ICU nurses too often feel unprepared or unsupported with end-of-life situations. In our SICU we established an EBP approach to providing the support, education, and tools the bedside nurse needs to offer patients palliative and end-of-life care with confidence. Through ELNC-certified RNs to develop and implement programs, and by creating an ICU Palliative Care Team, we seek to provide active holistic care of patients with advanced illness. Description: The goal of the SICU Palliative Care Team is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. SICU nursing management supports the palliative care efforts. Two RNs were able to become certified as ELNAC trainers, then provided training with other ELNEC trainers to 9 ICU RNs, establishing the 1st ICU ELNEC train-the-trainers in the country. Each of these RNs is responsibility for the content of one module. Modules are presented to the staff; new guidelines for care issues are provided as needed. New resources for staff and patient/families to be used in the ICU have been created. One such resource is the palliative care cart. The cart is stocked with memory blankets, massage oils, reading material, CDs and players. The handprints available throughout the hospital have also been added to the cart. Nutrition services have begun to include a palliative care beverage/snack tray on call when needed to families with end of life expectations. Our goals include presenting the training to other ICUs and the larger hospital system. This new approach has enabled the health care team to respond promptly and efficiently to the needs of our patients and our staff. EVALUATION: We are creating a more nurturing environment for patients and families in either the recovery or passing of their family member. We seek to provide not only relief from pain, but true comfort by treating the whole person and their family. We recognize that this involves the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each human being. We also seek to provide a more nurturing environment for our own staff members. We recognize the stress on care givers at end of life, especially when they are truly engaged in providing holistic caring. We will focus on improving communication between all members of the SICU team. Ongoing evaluation will continue.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, 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.titleA Beacon Unit Provides an Environment where Critical Care Nurses Can Offer Palliative Care with Confidenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClark, Veronicaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIdemoto, Betteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRusso, Andreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorScheutzow, Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMickler, Valerieen_GB
dc.author.detailsVeronica Clark, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: vrnclark@yahoo.com; Bette Idemoto; Andrea Russo; Maria Scheutzow; Valerie Mickleren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157083-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Every day ICU RNs face difficult end-of life issues--ICU nurses too often feel unprepared or unsupported with end-of-life situations. In our SICU we established an EBP approach to providing the support, education, and tools the bedside nurse needs to offer patients palliative and end-of-life care with confidence. Through ELNC-certified RNs to develop and implement programs, and by creating an ICU Palliative Care Team, we seek to provide active holistic care of patients with advanced illness. Description: The goal of the SICU Palliative Care Team is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. SICU nursing management supports the palliative care efforts. Two RNs were able to become certified as ELNAC trainers, then provided training with other ELNEC trainers to 9 ICU RNs, establishing the 1st ICU ELNEC train-the-trainers in the country. Each of these RNs is responsibility for the content of one module. Modules are presented to the staff; new guidelines for care issues are provided as needed. New resources for staff and patient/families to be used in the ICU have been created. One such resource is the palliative care cart. The cart is stocked with memory blankets, massage oils, reading material, CDs and players. The handprints available throughout the hospital have also been added to the cart. Nutrition services have begun to include a palliative care beverage/snack tray on call when needed to families with end of life expectations. Our goals include presenting the training to other ICUs and the larger hospital system. This new approach has enabled the health care team to respond promptly and efficiently to the needs of our patients and our staff. EVALUATION: We are creating a more nurturing environment for patients and families in either the recovery or passing of their family member. We seek to provide not only relief from pain, but true comfort by treating the whole person and their family. We recognize that this involves the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each human being. We also seek to provide a more nurturing environment for our own staff members. We recognize the stress on care givers at end of life, especially when they are truly engaged in providing holistic caring. We will focus on improving communication between all members of the SICU team. Ongoing evaluation will continue.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:24:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:24:22Z-
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.conference.date2009en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_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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