Development and Implementation of a Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162931
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Implementation of a Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention Program
Abstract:
Development and Implementation of a Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention Program
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2002
Author:Haines,
Diana, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg
Contact Address:2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA, 18078, USA
Contact Telephone:(484) 884-2465
Co-Authors:Cathleen Carlen, RN, C, MSN; Diana Haines, RN, MSN; and Christina Lewis, RN, BSN, CEN
Clinical Topic: The intent of this clinical project was to develop a domestic violence intervention program for the three emergency departments in our hospital network. The Emergency Department is an important setting for the identification of the victims of domestic violence. Prior to this initiative the rates for routine screening for domestic violence were below acceptable practice in all three Emergency Departments. Implementation: A multidisciplinary team was established and baseline data was collected. Turning Point, the local community agency for Domestic Violence, provided education to the emergency physicians and the ED clinical team. A pilot was started at one of the Emergency Department sites. Domestic violence screening questions were added to the nursing care flow sheet and a script was developed to guide the staff through the screening, treatment, and referral process. For patient awareness of the importance of domestic violence, an educational bulletin board was placed in the ED waiting room and a poster for referral to community agencies was hung in every patient bathroom. Post intervention data was collected from the pilot site. Outcomes: Screening rates of the pilot site steadily showed improvement. Documentation and intervention processes were refined for better patient confidentiality and increased referrals. The domestic violence screening process was implemented in the other two Emergency Department sites. Rates of domestic violence screening in the pilot site have continued to be consistently above 90%. Referrals to community agencies have increased. A multidisciplinary committee meets regularly to monitor the continued success of the program. Recommendations: Implementation of a program for domestic violence requires a multidisciplinary approach, including the involvement of community agencies. Education of the staff and reinforcement of the process must be ongoing. Continued monitoring and evaluation of the screening and referral tools is essential to maintain improvement. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and Implementation of a Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162931-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Implementation of a Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention Program</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haines, <br/>Diana, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA, 18078, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(484) 884-2465</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Diana.Haines@lvh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cathleen Carlen, RN, C, MSN; Diana Haines, RN, MSN; and Christina Lewis, RN, BSN, CEN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this clinical project was to develop a domestic violence intervention program for the three emergency departments in our hospital network. The Emergency Department is an important setting for the identification of the victims of domestic violence. Prior to this initiative the rates for routine screening for domestic violence were below acceptable practice in all three Emergency Departments. Implementation: A multidisciplinary team was established and baseline data was collected. Turning Point, the local community agency for Domestic Violence, provided education to the emergency physicians and the ED clinical team. A pilot was started at one of the Emergency Department sites. Domestic violence screening questions were added to the nursing care flow sheet and a script was developed to guide the staff through the screening, treatment, and referral process. For patient awareness of the importance of domestic violence, an educational bulletin board was placed in the ED waiting room and a poster for referral to community agencies was hung in every patient bathroom. Post intervention data was collected from the pilot site. Outcomes: Screening rates of the pilot site steadily showed improvement. Documentation and intervention processes were refined for better patient confidentiality and increased referrals. The domestic violence screening process was implemented in the other two Emergency Department sites. Rates of domestic violence screening in the pilot site have continued to be consistently above 90%. Referrals to community agencies have increased. A multidisciplinary committee meets regularly to monitor the continued success of the program. Recommendations: Implementation of a program for domestic violence requires a multidisciplinary approach, including the involvement of community agencies. Education of the staff and reinforcement of the process must be ongoing. Continued monitoring and evaluation of the screening and referral tools is essential to maintain improvement. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:36:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:36:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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