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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160530
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Violence Prevention Skills for Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes
Abstract:
Violence Prevention Skills for Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Fitzwater, Evelyn
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 261 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513.558.5287
Nursing Assistants (NA), who provide 90% of hands-on care in nursing homes, experience frequent harassment, threats, and assaults by nursing home residents. Studies indicate that NAs consider these resident behaviors as violent and abusive yet they receive minimal training in their prevention and management. Aims of this study were to measure NA's skills in preventing violence and to determine the usefulness of videotaped simulations as an objective data collection method. The data are part of a larger intervention study aimed at reducing violence against NAs in nursing homes. Currently, we have studied these phenomena in four randomly selected nursing homes. A standardized patient format was used in which an actress portrayed a nursing home resident in need of care. The NAs (N=81) were instructed to provide typical care for the resident (actress) in a dressing scenario. Each NA was videotaped during the simulation to determine whether they demonstrated any or all of 12 violence prevention skills. Subjects received a score on a Violence Prevention Skill Checklist (VPC) according to whether or not they demonstrated the skills during the simulation. Raters were trained to score each NA's videotaped performance using the VPC. NAs demonstrated a serious deficit in at least five of the twelve skills. NAs scored extremely low in the skills involved with blocking assault attempts, backing off physically from assaults, validating residents' emotional state, telling the resident what she would do before she did it, and using distraction. Our findings indicate that NAs need training in violence prevention to enhance both their safety and ability to provide resident care. Videotaped simulations are an effective data collection method that is useful in measuring skill performance.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleViolence Prevention Skills for Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160530-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Violence Prevention Skills for Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fitzwater, Evelyn</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 261 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513.558.5287</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">evelyn.fitzwater@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nursing Assistants (NA), who provide 90% of hands-on care in nursing homes, experience frequent harassment, threats, and assaults by nursing home residents. Studies indicate that NAs consider these resident behaviors as violent and abusive yet they receive minimal training in their prevention and management. Aims of this study were to measure NA's skills in preventing violence and to determine the usefulness of videotaped simulations as an objective data collection method. The data are part of a larger intervention study aimed at reducing violence against NAs in nursing homes. Currently, we have studied these phenomena in four randomly selected nursing homes. A standardized patient format was used in which an actress portrayed a nursing home resident in need of care. The NAs (N=81) were instructed to provide typical care for the resident (actress) in a dressing scenario. Each NA was videotaped during the simulation to determine whether they demonstrated any or all of 12 violence prevention skills. Subjects received a score on a Violence Prevention Skill Checklist (VPC) according to whether or not they demonstrated the skills during the simulation. Raters were trained to score each NA's videotaped performance using the VPC. NAs demonstrated a serious deficit in at least five of the twelve skills. NAs scored extremely low in the skills involved with blocking assault attempts, backing off physically from assaults, validating residents' emotional state, telling the resident what she would do before she did it, and using distraction. Our findings indicate that NAs need training in violence prevention to enhance both their safety and ability to provide resident care. Videotaped simulations are an effective data collection method that is useful in measuring skill performance.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:01:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:01:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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