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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161382
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experiences of Older Adults during Transport to Emergency Rooms
Abstract:
The Experiences of Older Adults during Transport to Emergency Rooms
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Aud, Myra, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, School of Nursing Building S-422, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:573-884-9539
Co-Authors:Maya Warren, BSN, RN, Research Assistant, Donna F Grace, BSN, RN, Research Assistant
When community-dwelling older adults come to hospital emergency rooms,
some arrive by ambulance. The experience of transport by ambulance may be
a significant and stressful event for a frail older adult who is ill or
injured. The stress of the transport may intensify symptoms or induce new
symptoms. Many nurses lack personal experience of transport by ambulance
as a patient that would help them understand the experience of being a
patient in an ambulance and how that experience may influence presenting
symptoms. A search of the literature did not identify any reports
describing the experiences of older adults during transport by ambulance
from community settings to emergency rooms. In this project, 15 older
adults (community-dwelling citizens of Alabama 70 years of age or older
who were able to recall the experience of transport by ambulance) were
interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. All interviews were
tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Analysis of the transcripts
included reading and re-reading by the three members of the research team
and identification of thematic material describing the experience with
discussion among the team members of possible meanings of the thematic
material. ParticipantsÆ accounts of the ambulance rides spoke of the
roughness and length of the rides to the hospital, the uncertainty of the
outcome of the illness episodes, and fear of death or disability.
Participants spoke of the pain they endured but also of the competence and
compassion of the ambulance crews. It is anticipated that the findings of
this project will be of interest to emergency room nurses and physicians
and will help them interpret the symptoms of older adults arriving at the
emergency room by ambulance.
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.titleThe Experiences of Older Adults during Transport to Emergency Roomsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161382-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experiences of Older Adults during Transport to Emergency Rooms</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aud, Myra, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, School of Nursing Building S-422, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">573-884-9539</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">audm@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maya Warren, BSN, RN, Research Assistant, Donna F Grace, BSN, RN, Research Assistant</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">When community-dwelling older adults come to hospital emergency rooms, <br/> some arrive by ambulance. The experience of transport by ambulance may be <br/> a significant and stressful event for a frail older adult who is ill or <br/> injured. The stress of the transport may intensify symptoms or induce new <br/> symptoms. Many nurses lack personal experience of transport by ambulance <br/> as a patient that would help them understand the experience of being a <br/> patient in an ambulance and how that experience may influence presenting <br/> symptoms. A search of the literature did not identify any reports <br/> describing the experiences of older adults during transport by ambulance <br/> from community settings to emergency rooms. In this project, 15 older <br/> adults (community-dwelling citizens of Alabama 70 years of age or older <br/> who were able to recall the experience of transport by ambulance) were <br/> interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. All interviews were <br/> tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Analysis of the transcripts <br/> included reading and re-reading by the three members of the research team <br/> and identification of thematic material describing the experience with <br/> discussion among the team members of possible meanings of the thematic <br/> material. Participants&AElig; accounts of the ambulance rides spoke of the <br/> roughness and length of the rides to the hospital, the uncertainty of the <br/> outcome of the illness episodes, and fear of death or disability. <br/> Participants spoke of the pain they endured but also of the competence and <br/> compassion of the ambulance crews. It is anticipated that the findings of <br/> this project will be of interest to emergency room nurses and physicians <br/> and will help them interpret the symptoms of older adults arriving at the <br/> emergency room by ambulance.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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