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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162961
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee
Abstract:
Development and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2001
Author:Evans, Tracy, APRN, MS, MPH, ACNP, CEN, CCRN, EMT-P
P.I. Institution Name:Norwalk Hospital
Contact Address:34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT, 06856, USA
Contact Telephone:(203) 855-3990
Clinical Topic: The intent of this clinical project was to unite nurses and allied health professionals caring for trauma patients along the continuum from injury to rehabilitation and improve the process of delivering care in the institution. It became apparent that small issues, caused mainly by poor communication channels between clinical units providing direct patient care, were hampering care and hindering the nurses and allied healthcare professionals from delivering seamless care to patients. Outcomes: Recommendations from this committee have resulted in: (1) improved patient compliance with wearing cervical immobilization devices by finding a long-term collar that is comfortable, dries quickly, and has improved support; (2) addition of sternal intraosseous devices onto the hospital-based paramedic-level ambulances and the in-hospital trauma resuscitation carts; (3) quicker physician clearance of c-spine immobilized patients resulting in improved patient satisfaction and reduction in long board-induced musculoskeletal pain; (4) purchase of a slide-based Fall prevention program; (5) on-going development of a CISD team. Our findings are evidence-based and trialed by the group and are presented to the physicians and administrators responsible for the area. We have been well-regarded and respected by all levels of patient care providers and have met with very little resistance. Implementation: Planning and implementation included the following steps: (1) development of a proposal for a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee; (2) obtaining administrative approval from the managers for each of the subspecialties; (3) selecting team members; (4) education of the team members and other hospital professionals about the goals of the team; (5) developing an agenda; (6) motivating the troops; (7) and putting our findings into action. Recommendations: Development and implementation of a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee can unite nurses and allied health professionals caring for trauma patients with improved communication and patient care. Upon completion of this poster review, the participant will be able to: 1) Identify the need for a multidisciplinary clinical committee for an ED; and 2) List potential areas for improvement on the clinical continuum of care in the ED. [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 Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committeeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162961-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Evans, Tracy, APRN, MS, MPH, ACNP, CEN, CCRN, EMT-P</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Norwalk Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT, 06856, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(203) 855-3990</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tevansrn@optonline.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this clinical project was to unite nurses and allied health professionals caring for trauma patients along the continuum from injury to rehabilitation and improve the process of delivering care in the institution. It became apparent that small issues, caused mainly by poor communication channels between clinical units providing direct patient care, were hampering care and hindering the nurses and allied healthcare professionals from delivering seamless care to patients. Outcomes: Recommendations from this committee have resulted in: (1) improved patient compliance with wearing cervical immobilization devices by finding a long-term collar that is comfortable, dries quickly, and has improved support; (2) addition of sternal intraosseous devices onto the hospital-based paramedic-level ambulances and the in-hospital trauma resuscitation carts; (3) quicker physician clearance of c-spine immobilized patients resulting in improved patient satisfaction and reduction in long board-induced musculoskeletal pain; (4) purchase of a slide-based Fall prevention program; (5) on-going development of a CISD team. Our findings are evidence-based and trialed by the group and are presented to the physicians and administrators responsible for the area. We have been well-regarded and respected by all levels of patient care providers and have met with very little resistance. Implementation: Planning and implementation included the following steps: (1) development of a proposal for a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee; (2) obtaining administrative approval from the managers for each of the subspecialties; (3) selecting team members; (4) education of the team members and other hospital professionals about the goals of the team; (5) developing an agenda; (6) motivating the troops; (7) and putting our findings into action. Recommendations: Development and implementation of a Multidisciplinary Trauma Care Committee can unite nurses and allied health professionals caring for trauma patients with improved communication and patient care. Upon completion of this poster review, the participant will be able to: 1) Identify the need for a multidisciplinary clinical committee for an ED; and 2) List potential areas for improvement on the clinical continuum of care in the ED. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:37:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:37:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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