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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157135
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Induced Hypothermia: Instituting Outreach Education to Feeder Hospitals & Transport Teams
Author(s):
Martin, Cindy
Author Details:
Cindy Martin, Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA, email: cmartin7160@verizon.net
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Development of a nurturing educational program that will influence staff from outlaying hospitals and transport teams to change their practice in managing the cardiac arrest victim. The program will share an organized educational approach to discuss current data collection results, standardized algorithmic approaches, and known benefits of induced hypothermia therapy. Description: After reviewing induced hypothermia data collected since June 2006, we discovered a significant portion of these patients were transported to our facility from other outlaying hospitals. Currently, induced hypothermia is only performed within our ICU. The designated hypothermia group (made up of several ICU nurses and a critical care intensivist) have reviewed the evidence, developed a standardized algorithm, implemented the algorithm, revised the algorithm, and monitored the results. The need to share our results and encourage others within the area to develop their own initial approaches in management of the cardiac arrest patient became evident. Appointments were arranged at various transport teams and outlaying hospitals. The responsibilities for providing the educational component were divided amongst the hypothermia group team members. A PowerPoint presentation, review of the current algorithm and an open discussion reiterating essential steps in patient care management before or during transport. EVALUATION: Over the course of 4 months, the Hypothermia Outreach Education Program has reached the majority of the outlaying hospitals and transport teams. We have had some initial success. Several of the transport teams have submitted budget requests to purchase special refrigeration units to keep cold saline available and begun the process of developing an algorithm. We have had one facility begin cold saline and ice packs before the transport team arrived. When the patient arrived at our facility their temperature had significantly decreased. Our team has provided education to 5 transport teams and 8 hospital emergency and intensive care units.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInduced Hypothermia: Instituting Outreach Education to Feeder Hospitals & Transport Teamsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Cindyen_GB
dc.author.detailsCindy Martin, Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA, email: cmartin7160@verizon.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157135-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Development of a nurturing educational program that will influence staff from outlaying hospitals and transport teams to change their practice in managing the cardiac arrest victim. The program will share an organized educational approach to discuss current data collection results, standardized algorithmic approaches, and known benefits of induced hypothermia therapy. Description: After reviewing induced hypothermia data collected since June 2006, we discovered a significant portion of these patients were transported to our facility from other outlaying hospitals. Currently, induced hypothermia is only performed within our ICU. The designated hypothermia group (made up of several ICU nurses and a critical care intensivist) have reviewed the evidence, developed a standardized algorithm, implemented the algorithm, revised the algorithm, and monitored the results. The need to share our results and encourage others within the area to develop their own initial approaches in management of the cardiac arrest patient became evident. Appointments were arranged at various transport teams and outlaying hospitals. The responsibilities for providing the educational component were divided amongst the hypothermia group team members. A PowerPoint presentation, review of the current algorithm and an open discussion reiterating essential steps in patient care management before or during transport. EVALUATION: Over the course of 4 months, the Hypothermia Outreach Education Program has reached the majority of the outlaying hospitals and transport teams. We have had some initial success. Several of the transport teams have submitted budget requests to purchase special refrigeration units to keep cold saline available and begun the process of developing an algorithm. We have had one facility begin cold saline and ice packs before the transport team arrived. When the patient arrived at our facility their temperature had significantly decreased. Our team has provided education to 5 transport teams and 8 hospital emergency and intensive care units.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:27:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:27:10Z-
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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