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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164137
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CNS Development of a Patient Teaching Plan for Tracheostomy Patients
Author(s):
Jeffries, Marian
Author Details:
Marian Jeffries, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Problem: To care for patients with a tracheostomy, nurses need to be knowledgeable about tracheal airway management and able to communicate this information to the patient using various methods for comprehension. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to develop practice guidelines for teaching tracheostomy care that included both the patient and family using a multifaceted approach with a focus on discharge planning. Background: The large volume of patients admitted with a tracheostomy to the general care units within the hospital illuminated a need for a consistent approach to teaching tracheostomy care prior to discharge. Teaching patients and family members about tracheal airway needs while anticipating discharge to home or rehabilitation units should be uncomplicated, with visual cues and patient interaction. A Teaching Guide was proposed for the general care units (Adult and Pedi) along with obtaining a Tracheal Mannequin and mirror for each unit. Method: The teaching guide was developed and implemented. It contains instructions for teaching (for the nurse), visual tear off sheets for suctioning and cleaning, information booklets about tracheostomy, as well as community and medical alert information. A grant was obtained to purchase tracheal mannequins and mirrors. All equipment was distributed to CNS's on the designated units for nurse review prior to use. Conclusions: The CNS focused on improving current nursing standards of care for the patient with a tracheostomy by using visual models and cues to supplement the usual reading material in teaching self-care. Feedback from the units indicates an improved awareness of the needs of these patients as well as patients demonstrating fine technique in suctioning and self-care. Implications for Nursing Practice: The effectiveness of these CNS interventions will be monitored through an existing annual nurse survey, which includes common patient problems.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCNS Development of a Patient Teaching Plan for Tracheostomy Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJeffries, Marianen_US
dc.author.detailsMarian Jeffries, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164137-
dc.description.abstractProblem: To care for patients with a tracheostomy, nurses need to be knowledgeable about tracheal airway management and able to communicate this information to the patient using various methods for comprehension. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to develop practice guidelines for teaching tracheostomy care that included both the patient and family using a multifaceted approach with a focus on discharge planning. Background: The large volume of patients admitted with a tracheostomy to the general care units within the hospital illuminated a need for a consistent approach to teaching tracheostomy care prior to discharge. Teaching patients and family members about tracheal airway needs while anticipating discharge to home or rehabilitation units should be uncomplicated, with visual cues and patient interaction. A Teaching Guide was proposed for the general care units (Adult and Pedi) along with obtaining a Tracheal Mannequin and mirror for each unit. Method: The teaching guide was developed and implemented. It contains instructions for teaching (for the nurse), visual tear off sheets for suctioning and cleaning, information booklets about tracheostomy, as well as community and medical alert information. A grant was obtained to purchase tracheal mannequins and mirrors. All equipment was distributed to CNS's on the designated units for nurse review prior to use. Conclusions: The CNS focused on improving current nursing standards of care for the patient with a tracheostomy by using visual models and cues to supplement the usual reading material in teaching self-care. Feedback from the units indicates an improved awareness of the needs of these patients as well as patients demonstrating fine technique in suctioning and self-care. Implications for Nursing Practice: The effectiveness of these CNS interventions will be monitored through an existing annual nurse survey, which includes common patient problems.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:43Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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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