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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164182
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integration of a PICU Improves Healthcare for Children in Guilford County, North Carolina
Author(s):
Delametter, Gretchen
Author Details:
Gretchen Delametter, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CNS, Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: Improve health care for children in Guilford County, North Carolina with the integration of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit into an existing Pediatric Acute Care Unit. Significance: Children requiring intensive care were transferred to tertiary care settings or a small number were cared for in the hospital's adult intensive care unit. These nurses were not trained in pediatrics or pediatric critical care nursing. Background/ Design: Greensboro, North Carolina has a population of ~250,000 people and the mean age is in the mid 40's. The community wanted improved care for the critically ill children. A feasibility study supported the development of a four bed PICU. Methods: Planning committee met. Feasibility study done. PICU added to fiscal objectives. Multidisciplinary team formed. CNS hired. Construction. Education. Training. Patients. Findings: To date over 300 admissions with outcomes and length of stays comparable to national benchmarks. Conclusions: The program exemplifies the successful implementation of a large-scale project brought to fruition through collaboration between nursing, medicine, and corporate support. Implications for Practice: An increase in patient/parent satisfaction. Increase in nursing satisfaction. Improved health care for children in our county.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.titleIntegration of a PICU Improves Healthcare for Children in Guilford County, North Carolinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelametter, Gretchenen_US
dc.author.detailsGretchen Delametter, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CNS, Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164182-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Improve health care for children in Guilford County, North Carolina with the integration of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit into an existing Pediatric Acute Care Unit. Significance: Children requiring intensive care were transferred to tertiary care settings or a small number were cared for in the hospital's adult intensive care unit. These nurses were not trained in pediatrics or pediatric critical care nursing. Background/ Design: Greensboro, North Carolina has a population of ~250,000 people and the mean age is in the mid 40's. The community wanted improved care for the critically ill children. A feasibility study supported the development of a four bed PICU. Methods: Planning committee met. Feasibility study done. PICU added to fiscal objectives. Multidisciplinary team formed. CNS hired. Construction. Education. Training. Patients. Findings: To date over 300 admissions with outcomes and length of stays comparable to national benchmarks. Conclusions: The program exemplifies the successful implementation of a large-scale project brought to fruition through collaboration between nursing, medicine, and corporate support. Implications for Practice: An increase in patient/parent satisfaction. Increase in nursing satisfaction. Improved health care for children in our county.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:43:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:43:34Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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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