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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161855
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Person-to-Person: Hourly Family Updates to Reduce Anxiety
Author(s):
Jonson, Cristela; McCloskey, Monica; Pinales-Rodriguez, Aimee
Author Details:
Cristela Jonson, RN, CNOR, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: crisjonson@att.net; Monica McCloskey, RN; Aimee Pinales-Rodriguez, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Anxiety is the emotion that emerges when patients or their family members are told that a surgical procedure is necessary. This anxiety is extended to the waiting room while the procedure is being performed. Anxiety increases for the loved ones in the waiting room as a diagnosis is anticipated or dreaded. Surgical procedure time may be different than the actual time in the operating room, consequently the family may experience increased anxiety levels due to different time expectations. Periodic information or just everything is going well is greatly appreciated. A gentle reassurance that everything is going well and a time estimate can help allay the rising anxiety they experience. Research has shown that family anxiety can be reduced during the surgical procedure by giving updates. If the updates are given personally rather than by phone or pager messages, the results are even greater. Reduced anxiety levels aid the family in the postoperative period as they are better able to utilize the information received and ask appropriate questions needed to care postoperatively for their loved one.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
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_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerson-to-Person: Hourly Family Updates to Reduce Anxietyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJonson, Cristelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCloskey, Monicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPinales-Rodriguez, Aimeeen_US
dc.author.detailsCristela Jonson, RN, CNOR, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: crisjonson@att.net; Monica McCloskey, RN; Aimee Pinales-Rodriguez, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161855-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Anxiety is the emotion that emerges when patients or their family members are told that a surgical procedure is necessary. This anxiety is extended to the waiting room while the procedure is being performed. Anxiety increases for the loved ones in the waiting room as a diagnosis is anticipated or dreaded. Surgical procedure time may be different than the actual time in the operating room, consequently the family may experience increased anxiety levels due to different time expectations. Periodic information or just everything is going well is greatly appreciated. A gentle reassurance that everything is going well and a time estimate can help allay the rising anxiety they experience. Research has shown that family anxiety can be reduced during the surgical procedure by giving updates. If the updates are given personally rather than by phone or pager messages, the results are even greater. Reduced anxiety levels aid the family in the postoperative period as they are better able to utilize the information received and ask appropriate questions needed to care postoperatively for their loved one.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:44Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
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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