Clinical Nurse Specialist Collaboration in the Development of a Hospital-Based Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164344
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Nurse Specialist Collaboration in the Development of a Hospital-Based Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol
Author(s):
Haycock, Camille; Phillips, Susan
Author Details:
Camille Haycock, MS, FNP, CNS, CCRN, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Airzona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Susan Phillips, MSN, RN, BC
Abstract:
Purpose: The collaborative efforts of 2 clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in developing a hospital-wide alcohol withdrawal protocol will be described. A partnership between a Critical Care and Behavioral Health CNS targeted both the prevention and therapeutic care of patients with, or at risk for, Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). Significance: The prevalence of alcohol abuse in our society transcends acute care institutions. Design/Background/Rationale: Nurses practicing in medical, surgical, emergency, trauma, and critical care settings must be astute in the assessment and management of the AWS. Methods/Description: CNS review of evidence-based findings and analysis of existing management protocols was undertaken with staff nurses to foster their engagement in managing this clinical scenario. Major components of CNS consultation included awareness enhancement, education, identification of risk factors, offering recommendations for patient assessment, and outlining appropriate pharmacologic and behavioral interventions. Findings/Outcomes: The incidence and intensity of AWS can be influenced by CNS intervention. Our institution's interdisciplinary collaboration created an effective and safe protocol to promote patient comfort and the resolution of disturbing biopsychological symptom distress. By devising a standardized assessment tool and treatment algorithm, nursing staff can be empowered to employ sound strategies to prevent medical complications associated with AWS. Conclusions: Despite its prominence, few nurses have received formal education on the identification and treatment of AWS. This has frequently resulted in ineffective, non-standardized care of patients with this syndrome. The development and integration of a safe and effective treatment protocol to manage AWS can be facilitated by collaborative, evidence-based decision-making.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.titleClinical Nurse Specialist Collaboration in the Development of a Hospital-Based Alcohol Withdrawal Protocolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHaycock, Camilleen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsCamille Haycock, MS, FNP, CNS, CCRN, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Airzona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Susan Phillips, MSN, RN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164344-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The collaborative efforts of 2 clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in developing a hospital-wide alcohol withdrawal protocol will be described. A partnership between a Critical Care and Behavioral Health CNS targeted both the prevention and therapeutic care of patients with, or at risk for, Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). Significance: The prevalence of alcohol abuse in our society transcends acute care institutions. Design/Background/Rationale: Nurses practicing in medical, surgical, emergency, trauma, and critical care settings must be astute in the assessment and management of the AWS. Methods/Description: CNS review of evidence-based findings and analysis of existing management protocols was undertaken with staff nurses to foster their engagement in managing this clinical scenario. Major components of CNS consultation included awareness enhancement, education, identification of risk factors, offering recommendations for patient assessment, and outlining appropriate pharmacologic and behavioral interventions. Findings/Outcomes: The incidence and intensity of AWS can be influenced by CNS intervention. Our institution's interdisciplinary collaboration created an effective and safe protocol to promote patient comfort and the resolution of disturbing biopsychological symptom distress. By devising a standardized assessment tool and treatment algorithm, nursing staff can be empowered to employ sound strategies to prevent medical complications associated with AWS. Conclusions: Despite its prominence, few nurses have received formal education on the identification and treatment of AWS. This has frequently resulted in ineffective, non-standardized care of patients with this syndrome. The development and integration of a safe and effective treatment protocol to manage AWS can be facilitated by collaborative, evidence-based decision-making.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:38Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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