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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164075
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Pandemic is Declared: Are You Really Ready?
Author(s):
Dickinson, Sharon; O'Brien, Denise
Author Details:
Sharon Dickinson, MSN, RN, ACNS - BC, ANP, CCRN, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, email: sdickins@umich.edu; Denise O'Brien, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The objectives of presentation are to identify the experiences of an academic medical center in the Midwest, when it was confronted with a pandemic health crisis; and to describe the clinical nurse specialist role in developing and coordinating a multidisciplinary approach to promote safe, high quality patient care across the system. SIGNIFICANCE: Over 1 million cases of Novel H1N1 influenza have been identified in the United States to date. More than 70 countries have reported outbreaks; death rates continue to rise around the world. Currently, no immunization exists for the H IN I strain. Patients entering the health system pose a significant risk to healthcare workers, other patients, and families. Outbreaks that occur amplify demands on staff, consume resources and equipment, and tax the healthcare system. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: In 2004, most healthcare institutions began creating policies and guidelines to address pandemics with the identification of Influenza A (H5N1, Avian Influenza). These policies and guidelines were re-evaluated with the advent of the H INI strain. Although Avian Influenza never reached pandemic status, the H1NI strain has tested this policy/guideline effectiveness in a pandemic health situation. DESCRIPTION: This session will describe the why's, how's, and what-if s of operationalizing a pandemic policy/guideline in the critical care and perianesthesia setting of a academic medical center. Other institutions may benefit from the lessons learned and issues presented in this session. Challenges include identifying personnel who can safely care for patients with communicable diseases and have necessary skills based on intensity of care required, the availability of equipment, and impact on the overall functioning of the institution. OUTCOME: The Clinical Nurse Specialist, medical and nursing staff, Infection Control practitioners, and administrators will join together to develop guidelines/policies that work in any pandemic situation the institution may encounter in the future. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: The Clinical Nurse Specialist role is critical to operationalizing policies and guidelines that are evidence-based, reflect best practice, and promote quality patient outcomes. Implications for Practice: This session will present actual experiences identifying the many challenges an institution may face when there is rapid escalation of suspected pandemic health concerns, to determine if you are really ready?
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
CNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, USA
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Pandemic is Declared: Are You Really Ready?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Deniseen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Dickinson, MSN, RN, ACNS - BC, ANP, CCRN, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, email: sdickins@umich.edu; Denise O'Brien, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAANen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164075-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The objectives of presentation are to identify the experiences of an academic medical center in the Midwest, when it was confronted with a pandemic health crisis; and to describe the clinical nurse specialist role in developing and coordinating a multidisciplinary approach to promote safe, high quality patient care across the system. SIGNIFICANCE: Over 1 million cases of Novel H1N1 influenza have been identified in the United States to date. More than 70 countries have reported outbreaks; death rates continue to rise around the world. Currently, no immunization exists for the H IN I strain. Patients entering the health system pose a significant risk to healthcare workers, other patients, and families. Outbreaks that occur amplify demands on staff, consume resources and equipment, and tax the healthcare system. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: In 2004, most healthcare institutions began creating policies and guidelines to address pandemics with the identification of Influenza A (H5N1, Avian Influenza). These policies and guidelines were re-evaluated with the advent of the H INI strain. Although Avian Influenza never reached pandemic status, the H1NI strain has tested this policy/guideline effectiveness in a pandemic health situation. DESCRIPTION: This session will describe the why's, how's, and what-if s of operationalizing a pandemic policy/guideline in the critical care and perianesthesia setting of a academic medical center. Other institutions may benefit from the lessons learned and issues presented in this session. Challenges include identifying personnel who can safely care for patients with communicable diseases and have necessary skills based on intensity of care required, the availability of equipment, and impact on the overall functioning of the institution. OUTCOME: The Clinical Nurse Specialist, medical and nursing staff, Infection Control practitioners, and administrators will join together to develop guidelines/policies that work in any pandemic situation the institution may encounter in the future. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: The Clinical Nurse Specialist role is critical to operationalizing policies and guidelines that are evidence-based, reflect best practice, and promote quality patient outcomes. Implications for Practice: This session will present actual experiences identifying the many challenges an institution may face when there is rapid escalation of suspected pandemic health concerns, to determine if you are really ready?en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:33Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systemsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPortland, Oregon, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, USAen_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.en_US
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