Comprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162435
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Abstract:
Comprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2011
Author:Meginniss, Anne, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Hospital Boston
Title:Educational Coordinator
Contact Address:300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
Contact Telephone:617-699-2305
Co-Authors:Maggie Mulvey Kelly, RN, BSN; Elizabeth Sorrentino; Fran Damian, RN, MS, NEA-BC; Kathy Kiley, RN, BSN, CPEN; Deborah Romanowicz, RN, BS; Meredith Deveney, RN, BSN;
[ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: Comprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Purpose: Injury is the leading cause of pediatric death in the United States (1-19 years). Annually, greater than 16 million (CDC) children in the U.S. have a medically attended injury (25%). Many of these injuries are preventable with adequate supervision and use of safety equipment.

Design: Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program addressing many aspects of preventing injuries in children. These include a child passenger safety program, home safety supply bags, injury prevention educational information sheets for families, educational programs in the Emergency Department waiting area, injury prevention education for Emergency Department nursing staff and community outreach including VNA referrals and attendance at a community event.

Setting: Urban, Level 1 pediatric trauma center located in Northeastern Massachusetts with 60,000 annual visits.

Participants/Subjects: The target populations of this program are children and their families who present to the Emergency Department, as well as associated community partners.

Methods: Monthly educational programs are held in the Emergency Department waiting area by multi disciplinary staff. Safety topics covered this year included home, fire, bike, water & texting while driving. Appropriate safety materials are distributed during these events such as smoke/carbon dioxide detectors and bike helmets.

A bag with home safety supplies (bathtub thermometer, doorknob covers, electrical outlet covers, cabinet latches) is given to appropriate families. Patients were eligible if they presented with a home related injury or if the treating nurse identified a need with the family.

Car seat distribution is initiated by staff that identifies families in need of an appropriate car seat. Payment is determined on a case by case basis. Family educational sheets and customized coloring books discussing Injury Prevention topics are available in the department for distribution.

Results/Outcomes: From March to June 2010, 19 Home Safety Supply bags were distributed to families. Families in need were identified related to the patient's chief complaint/reason for visit (42%) or based on the nurseÆs encounter with the patient/family (58%). All families reported they were very satisfied with the program. Some families reported they had adequate home safety supplies at home, but used the home safety bags to improve the safety of the grandparents' homes.

The car passenger safety program, still in its infancy stage, distributed 22 car seats. Families reported gratitude for having the service available.

Feedback on the monthly waiting room educational programs is overwhelmingly positive with one session distributing 46 Helmets.

Implications: Challenges related to implementation of these interventions included missed opportunities related to incorporating this new initiative into daily practice. Parents are receptive to receiving injury prevention education by Emergency Department staff in all settings. Recommendations would include continue to raise staff awareness relative to opportunities in daily practice for injury prevention. Continue to link with community partners to expand outreach.

Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162435-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Meginniss, Anne, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Hospital Boston</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Educational Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">617-699-2305</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anne.meginniss@tch.harvard.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maggie Mulvey Kelly, RN, BSN; Elizabeth Sorrentino; Fran Damian, RN, MS, NEA-BC; Kathy Kiley, RN, BSN, CPEN; Deborah Romanowicz, RN, BS; Meredith Deveney, RN, BSN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: Comprehensive Approach to Educating Families Regarding Injury Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department<br/><br/>Purpose: Injury is the leading cause of pediatric death in the United States (1-19 years). Annually, greater than 16 million (CDC) children in the U.S. have a medically attended injury (25%). Many of these injuries are preventable with adequate supervision and use of safety equipment. <br/> <br/>Design: Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program addressing many aspects of preventing injuries in children. These include a child passenger safety program, home safety supply bags, injury prevention educational information sheets for families, educational programs in the Emergency Department waiting area, injury prevention education for Emergency Department nursing staff and community outreach including VNA referrals and attendance at a community event. <br/><br/>Setting: Urban, Level 1 pediatric trauma center located in Northeastern Massachusetts with 60,000 annual visits. <br/><br/>Participants/Subjects: The target populations of this program are children and their families who present to the Emergency Department, as well as associated community partners. <br/><br/>Methods: Monthly educational programs are held in the Emergency Department waiting area by multi disciplinary staff. Safety topics covered this year included home, fire, bike, water &amp; texting while driving. Appropriate safety materials are distributed during these events such as smoke/carbon dioxide detectors and bike helmets. <br/><br/>A bag with home safety supplies (bathtub thermometer, doorknob covers, electrical outlet covers, cabinet latches) is given to appropriate families. Patients were eligible if they presented with a home related injury or if the treating nurse identified a need with the family. <br/><br/>Car seat distribution is initiated by staff that identifies families in need of an appropriate car seat. Payment is determined on a case by case basis. Family educational sheets and customized coloring books discussing Injury Prevention topics are available in the department for distribution. <br/><br/>Results/Outcomes: From March to June 2010, 19 Home Safety Supply bags were distributed to families. Families in need were identified related to the patient's chief complaint/reason for visit (42%) or based on the nurse&AElig;s encounter with the patient/family (58%). All families reported they were very satisfied with the program. Some families reported they had adequate home safety supplies at home, but used the home safety bags to improve the safety of the grandparents' homes. <br/><br/>The car passenger safety program, still in its infancy stage, distributed 22 car seats. Families reported gratitude for having the service available. <br/><br/>Feedback on the monthly waiting room educational programs is overwhelmingly positive with one session distributing 46 Helmets. <br/><br/>Implications: Challenges related to implementation of these interventions included missed opportunities related to incorporating this new initiative into daily practice. Parents are receptive to receiving injury prevention education by Emergency Department staff in all settings. Recommendations would include continue to raise staff awareness relative to opportunities in daily practice for injury prevention. Continue to link with community partners to expand outreach. <br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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