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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164228
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Bariatric Patient: Development And Implementation Of Protocol To Provide Quality Care
Author(s):
Arzouman, Jill; Lacovara, Jane
Author Details:
Jill Arzouman, MS, APRN, BC, CNS, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Jane Lacovara, RN-BC, MSN, CMSN
Abstract:
Purpose: The Bariatric patient is often admitted to the hospital with complex care issues requiring collaboration among many disciplines. A framework is necessary to ensure the patient's needs are being addressed and appropriate care is being provided. A hospital protocol was developed to educate the staff about standards of care for the bariatric patient. Background: Bariatric patients admitted to the hospital often find the hospital ill-equipped to care for their many needs including: 1) inappropriate lifting devices, 2) improper sized operating room/ procedure tables and 3) patient rooms or bathrooms that can not accommodate rented bariatric equipment. A review of the literature revealed that specific protocols had not been developed for this patient population. Description of Project: Two Surgical CNS's convened a multidisciplinary team to develop a protocol. The committee consisted of Advanced Practice Nurses, staff nurses, nutrition support, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology technician, social services/case management and a pharmacist. The team met once per month for six months. Members developed content specific to their area of expertise. The information was submitted to the Clinical Nurse Specialists who wrote and revised each draft. The protocol was reviewed by the entire team and submitted for hospital approval. Outcomes: The protocol has been approved and placed on the hospital intranet for easy access by all disciplines. It was recently discovered that as a result of increased hiring of core staff, as well as traveling and float staff; nurses were not familiar or comfortable with the protocol. Conclusions/Implications for Nursing Practice: The protocol must be incorporated into the hospital culture to be effective. A task force consisting of the Clinical Nurse Specialists is planning unit-to-unit educational program to provide the staff with information about the protocol. The CNS's and staff nurses plan to develop a ten-minute video that will be shown during the in-service. A pretest and posttest on RN attitudes toward the bariatric patient will be included.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, 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.titleThe Bariatric Patient: Development And Implementation Of Protocol To Provide Quality Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArzouman, Jillen_US
dc.contributor.authorLacovara, Janeen_US
dc.author.detailsJill Arzouman, MS, APRN, BC, CNS, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Jane Lacovara, RN-BC, MSN, CMSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164228-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The Bariatric patient is often admitted to the hospital with complex care issues requiring collaboration among many disciplines. A framework is necessary to ensure the patient's needs are being addressed and appropriate care is being provided. A hospital protocol was developed to educate the staff about standards of care for the bariatric patient. Background: Bariatric patients admitted to the hospital often find the hospital ill-equipped to care for their many needs including: 1) inappropriate lifting devices, 2) improper sized operating room/ procedure tables and 3) patient rooms or bathrooms that can not accommodate rented bariatric equipment. A review of the literature revealed that specific protocols had not been developed for this patient population. Description of Project: Two Surgical CNS's convened a multidisciplinary team to develop a protocol. The committee consisted of Advanced Practice Nurses, staff nurses, nutrition support, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology technician, social services/case management and a pharmacist. The team met once per month for six months. Members developed content specific to their area of expertise. The information was submitted to the Clinical Nurse Specialists who wrote and revised each draft. The protocol was reviewed by the entire team and submitted for hospital approval. Outcomes: The protocol has been approved and placed on the hospital intranet for easy access by all disciplines. It was recently discovered that as a result of increased hiring of core staff, as well as traveling and float staff; nurses were not familiar or comfortable with the protocol. Conclusions/Implications for Nursing Practice: The protocol must be incorporated into the hospital culture to be effective. A task force consisting of the Clinical Nurse Specialists is planning unit-to-unit educational program to provide the staff with information about the protocol. The CNS's and staff nurses plan to develop a ten-minute video that will be shown during the in-service. A pretest and posttest on RN attitudes toward the bariatric patient will be included.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:26Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, 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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