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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164348
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sudden Death: Support of Surviving Family Members and Hospital Staff
Author(s):
Mayer, Dorothy
Author Details:
Dorothy "Dale" Mayer, APRN, BC, Montana State University-Bozeman College of Nursing, Missoula, Montana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss strategies to support families and staff after an incidence of unexpected or sudden death of a patient occurring in the hospital. Significance: Sudden death is defined as those deaths that occur suddenly and without warning. When sudden death occurs in the hospital setting, both the surviving family members and the hospital staff involved require emotional, physical, and psychological support. Design/Background/Rationale: As a CNS working in a busy interventional cardiovascular laboratory, my work involves patients, families, and staff. On rare occasions patients admitted for procedures experience a cardiac arrest and cannot be resuscitated. Mr. S., age 81, was one of these cases. One of my roles as CNS was to support his family during that difficult afternoon. As CNS, my role was also to support the staff after this death. Methods/Description: Strategies to support surviving families and staff after sudden death in the hospital will be shared with the attendees. Findings/Outcomes: Rarely is one prepared for sudden death. Therefore, when an unexpected death occurs, emotional, physical, and psychological support is needed. Conclusions: At the end of this presentation, CNSs will have supportive strategies, both for surviving family members and for hospital staff, to utilize after sudden death.
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.titleSudden Death: Support of Surviving Family Members and Hospital Staffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMayer, Dorothyen_US
dc.author.detailsDorothy "Dale" Mayer, APRN, BC, Montana State University-Bozeman College of Nursing, Missoula, Montana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164348-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss strategies to support families and staff after an incidence of unexpected or sudden death of a patient occurring in the hospital. Significance: Sudden death is defined as those deaths that occur suddenly and without warning. When sudden death occurs in the hospital setting, both the surviving family members and the hospital staff involved require emotional, physical, and psychological support. Design/Background/Rationale: As a CNS working in a busy interventional cardiovascular laboratory, my work involves patients, families, and staff. On rare occasions patients admitted for procedures experience a cardiac arrest and cannot be resuscitated. Mr. S., age 81, was one of these cases. One of my roles as CNS was to support his family during that difficult afternoon. As CNS, my role was also to support the staff after this death. Methods/Description: Strategies to support surviving families and staff after sudden death in the hospital will be shared with the attendees. Findings/Outcomes: Rarely is one prepared for sudden death. Therefore, when an unexpected death occurs, emotional, physical, and psychological support is needed. Conclusions: At the end of this presentation, CNSs will have supportive strategies, both for surviving family members and for hospital staff, to utilize after sudden death.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:44Z-
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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