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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157178
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating Excellence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Author(s):
Shane, Patrick; Gibbons, Chad
Author Details:
Patrick Shane, Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, California, USA, email: cpshane1@cox.net; Chad Gibbons
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Nurses are privileged to support patients and their families at end-of-life. Creating awareness for available Palliative and End-of-Life resources and how to access them empowers nurses to comfort and care for patients and their families. Conservatively, we have 20 patients per month who pass away on our comfort care pathway. Description: We implemented a Palliative End-of-Life Care Program in 1999 that continues to evolve and mature. Through the efforts of the Palliative Care Committee and many others, a Comfort Care Pathway was designed to address the special needs and comfort of our patients at the end of life. The Comfort Care Pathway order set addresses Pain Management, Sedation, Delirium, Nausea, Constipation, Nutrition, Respiratory Treatment, Pet Visitation and Spiritual and Emotional Support. We offer a "Comfort Care" Food Service that brings food to families and enables them to stay at the bedside and close to their loved one. A "Next Steps" brochure was implemented to assist families in making their loved one's final arrangements. Our nurses advocated for a sympathy card now known as the Bereavement Card. This process offers staff the opportunity to sign a card and express their sympathy to families over their loss. In addition, "Tea Time For The Soul" is an interdisciplinary initiative offered as a forum for nurses to discuss the care they gave, grieve the loss of their patients, and share their feelings and concerns for the families left behind. Finally, we have a Palliative Care Team Web site for staff to reference and use as appropriate. EVALUATION: Conservatively, 20 patients per month pass away on our comfort care pathway. This pathway provides families relief as they observe their loved one dying with peace and dignity. Our Hospital received the Circle of Life Award in 2005 presented by the American Hospital Association for the provision of excellent care at end of life. The Caring Hearts Award is a new initiative where staff is presented a "Caring Heart" pin for providing excellent end-of-life care. Numerous cards and letters of appreciation received from grateful family members who experienced loss of a loved one on our Comfort Care Pathway represent our best evaluations and outcomes.
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.titleCreating Excellence in Palliative and End-of-Life Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShane, Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Chaden_GB
dc.author.detailsPatrick Shane, Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, California, USA, email: cpshane1@cox.net; Chad Gibbonsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157178-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Nurses are privileged to support patients and their families at end-of-life. Creating awareness for available Palliative and End-of-Life resources and how to access them empowers nurses to comfort and care for patients and their families. Conservatively, we have 20 patients per month who pass away on our comfort care pathway. Description: We implemented a Palliative End-of-Life Care Program in 1999 that continues to evolve and mature. Through the efforts of the Palliative Care Committee and many others, a Comfort Care Pathway was designed to address the special needs and comfort of our patients at the end of life. The Comfort Care Pathway order set addresses Pain Management, Sedation, Delirium, Nausea, Constipation, Nutrition, Respiratory Treatment, Pet Visitation and Spiritual and Emotional Support. We offer a "Comfort Care" Food Service that brings food to families and enables them to stay at the bedside and close to their loved one. A "Next Steps" brochure was implemented to assist families in making their loved one's final arrangements. Our nurses advocated for a sympathy card now known as the Bereavement Card. This process offers staff the opportunity to sign a card and express their sympathy to families over their loss. In addition, "Tea Time For The Soul" is an interdisciplinary initiative offered as a forum for nurses to discuss the care they gave, grieve the loss of their patients, and share their feelings and concerns for the families left behind. Finally, we have a Palliative Care Team Web site for staff to reference and use as appropriate. EVALUATION: Conservatively, 20 patients per month pass away on our comfort care pathway. This pathway provides families relief as they observe their loved one dying with peace and dignity. Our Hospital received the Circle of Life Award in 2005 presented by the American Hospital Association for the provision of excellent care at end of life. The Caring Hearts Award is a new initiative where staff is presented a "Caring Heart" pin for providing excellent end-of-life care. Numerous cards and letters of appreciation received from grateful family members who experienced loss of a loved one on our Comfort Care Pathway represent our best evaluations and outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:29:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:29:28Z-
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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