AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR DECREASING THE INCIDENCE OF FALLS IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS: THE PATIENT/FAMILY FALLS PREVENTION VIDEO

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164736
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR DECREASING THE INCIDENCE OF FALLS IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS: THE PATIENT/FAMILY FALLS PREVENTION VIDEO
Author(s):
Stanghellini, Escel; Carnie, Martie; Gadkari, Mrinalini; Tatarouns, Lela; McDonald, Susan
Author Details:
Escel Stanghellini, MSN BSN RN, Program Manager for Quality & Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: estanghellini@partners.org; Martie Carnie, AD, Volunteer Patient and Family Advisory Council, Dana-Farber/Brigham Womens Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Mrinalini Gadkari, MPHSA, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts; Lela Tatarouns, RN, BSN; Susan McDonald, RN, OCN
Abstract:
The risk for patient falls is a constant concern for oncology nurses, particularly on in-patient units. An increase in patient falls with injury on the inpatient units of our NCI-designated Cancer Center revealed that patients sometimes neglected to ask for help from the nursing staff to get into and out of bed, even though appropriate fall prevention interventions may have been in place. Not wanting to relinquish their usual level of independence and not realizing how much their therapies, procedures, surgeries, or illness could weaken them, many patients experienced a fall during their hospitalization because they tried to get out of bed or to the bathroom without assistance. To address this problem, our nursing staff in collaboration with patients developed a falls-prevention video. A video, which featured re-enactment of patient falls and stories shared by patients, with lessons learned, was developed to use as a teaching tool with patients at risk for fall and their families. Concepts from adult learning theory guided this project. A patient from our institutionÆs Patient Family Advisory Council narrated the video, which provided information about fall risk factors, re-enactments of three patient-fall cases, an interview with a patient who recently fell and a summary of reasons why patients are at risk, stressing the important role each patient has in preventing a fall. The video, available in English with closed captioning or Spanish subtitles, will be shown to all patients who are at risk for fall. Patient feedback about the video has been positive; ongoing monitoring of fall rates/trends will provide data to make pre- and post intervention comparisons. Innovative patient education strategies can improve patient safety and risk management. Staff nurses, nurse educators and nurse managers can apply our method to develop their own unique patient education.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleAN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR DECREASING THE INCIDENCE OF FALLS IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS: THE PATIENT/FAMILY FALLS PREVENTION VIDEOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStanghellini, Escelen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarnie, Martieen_US
dc.contributor.authorGadkari, Mrinalinien_US
dc.contributor.authorTatarouns, Lelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsEscel Stanghellini, MSN BSN RN, Program Manager for Quality & Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: estanghellini@partners.org; Martie Carnie, AD, Volunteer Patient and Family Advisory Council, Dana-Farber/Brigham Womens Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Mrinalini Gadkari, MPHSA, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts; Lela Tatarouns, RN, BSN; Susan McDonald, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164736-
dc.description.abstractThe risk for patient falls is a constant concern for oncology nurses, particularly on in-patient units. An increase in patient falls with injury on the inpatient units of our NCI-designated Cancer Center revealed that patients sometimes neglected to ask for help from the nursing staff to get into and out of bed, even though appropriate fall prevention interventions may have been in place. Not wanting to relinquish their usual level of independence and not realizing how much their therapies, procedures, surgeries, or illness could weaken them, many patients experienced a fall during their hospitalization because they tried to get out of bed or to the bathroom without assistance. To address this problem, our nursing staff in collaboration with patients developed a falls-prevention video. A video, which featured re-enactment of patient falls and stories shared by patients, with lessons learned, was developed to use as a teaching tool with patients at risk for fall and their families. Concepts from adult learning theory guided this project. A patient from our institutionÆs Patient Family Advisory Council narrated the video, which provided information about fall risk factors, re-enactments of three patient-fall cases, an interview with a patient who recently fell and a summary of reasons why patients are at risk, stressing the important role each patient has in preventing a fall. The video, available in English with closed captioning or Spanish subtitles, will be shown to all patients who are at risk for fall. Patient feedback about the video has been positive; ongoing monitoring of fall rates/trends will provide data to make pre- and post intervention comparisons. Innovative patient education strategies can improve patient safety and risk management. Staff nurses, nurse educators and nurse managers can apply our method to develop their own unique patient education.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:02Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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.-
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