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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161875
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Holding a Teddy Bear Clinic
Author(s):
Lado, Kathleen; Fahey, Diane M.; Jackson, Denice E.
Author Details:
Kathleen Lado, BSN, RN, CNOR, Summit Surgical Center, Voorhees, New Jersey, USA, mail: klado@virtua.org; Diane M. Fahey, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR; Denice E. Jackson, BS, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: 1. Alleviate the fears and anxieties of our pediatric population related to surgery. 2. Host a clinic and evaluate its effectiveness in relieving childhood fears and anxieties. Methodology: A Sunday during Perioperative Nurses week was selected for the event. Partnering with a local build-a-bear retailer, we provided children the option of hand stuffing and customizing a friend/bear to take through the surgical experience, or opt to bring their own trusted friend from home. With friend in hand, the experience began. First stop, admissions for ID bands. On to pre-op with vital signs and weights, then a mock operating room, anesthesia at the head, and OR table ready to receive its patient. Instrumentation, scopes, and cameras were on display, and dressings applied to surgical sites. They moved into PACU1 for vital signs with final destination, PACU2 for safety teachings, snacks, and goody bags. Results: The community response from the clinic was positive. The entire staff came together for one main purpose, alleviation of pediatric fears and anxiety related to surgery. For greater community outreach in 2010, we planned earlier event promotion and feature a teddy bear clinic corner in our pediatric waiting. Perioperative Nursing Implications: With multidisciplinary patient education and a child focused environment, pediatric fears and anxieties related to surgery can be diminished.
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.titleHolding a Teddy Bear Clinicen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLado, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorFahey, Diane M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Denice E.en_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Lado, BSN, RN, CNOR, Summit Surgical Center, Voorhees, New Jersey, USA, mail: klado@virtua.org; Diane M. Fahey, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR; Denice E. Jackson, BS, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161875-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: 1. Alleviate the fears and anxieties of our pediatric population related to surgery. 2. Host a clinic and evaluate its effectiveness in relieving childhood fears and anxieties. Methodology: A Sunday during Perioperative Nurses week was selected for the event. Partnering with a local build-a-bear retailer, we provided children the option of hand stuffing and customizing a friend/bear to take through the surgical experience, or opt to bring their own trusted friend from home. With friend in hand, the experience began. First stop, admissions for ID bands. On to pre-op with vital signs and weights, then a mock operating room, anesthesia at the head, and OR table ready to receive its patient. Instrumentation, scopes, and cameras were on display, and dressings applied to surgical sites. They moved into PACU1 for vital signs with final destination, PACU2 for safety teachings, snacks, and goody bags. Results: The community response from the clinic was positive. The entire staff came together for one main purpose, alleviation of pediatric fears and anxiety related to surgery. For greater community outreach in 2010, we planned earlier event promotion and feature a teddy bear clinic corner in our pediatric waiting. Perioperative Nursing Implications: With multidisciplinary patient education and a child focused environment, pediatric fears and anxieties related to surgery can be diminished.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:04Z-
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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