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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182059
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Caring for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients: Nurse-Driven Care
Author(s):
Savage, Laura
Author Details:
Laura Savage, RN, MSN, PCCN, Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: lsavage@mcvh-vcu.edu
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Patients with PAH must learn to manage a complex regimen that includes medication preparation, management of an infusion pump and caring for a central venous catheter. In other hospitals, patients are often hospitalized for a week or more to ensure their readiness for discharge. Specialty pharmacies take on the role of providing patient education. It may be inconsistent and time consuming. At our center, staff nurses provide all of the education to patients and their caregivers. As a result, length of stay averages 3 to 4 days. The CNS developed teaching aides which guide the staff nurses to provide consistent information. A core group of senior staff is educated to provide this specialized teaching. Annual competencies are required to ensure staff knowledge with current evidence based practices. Moreover, it is a goal for new staff to achieve this competency. Recently, our staff were recognized by the pulmonary team for their collaboration and excellence in patient care. The patients report feeling "safe" on our unit because nurses understand their disease and how to manage the therapies. Working with this population is rewarding as staff move patients from total dependence to independence with their therapy.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCaring for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients: Nurse-Driven Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Lauraen_US
dc.author.detailsLaura Savage, RN, MSN, PCCN, Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: lsavage@mcvh-vcu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182059-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Patients with PAH must learn to manage a complex regimen that includes medication preparation, management of an infusion pump and caring for a central venous catheter. In other hospitals, patients are often hospitalized for a week or more to ensure their readiness for discharge. Specialty pharmacies take on the role of providing patient education. It may be inconsistent and time consuming. At our center, staff nurses provide all of the education to patients and their caregivers. As a result, length of stay averages 3 to 4 days. The CNS developed teaching aides which guide the staff nurses to provide consistent information. A core group of senior staff is educated to provide this specialized teaching. Annual competencies are required to ensure staff knowledge with current evidence based practices. Moreover, it is a goal for new staff to achieve this competency. Recently, our staff were recognized by the pulmonary team for their collaboration and excellence in patient care. The patients report feeling "safe" on our unit because nurses understand their disease and how to manage the therapies. Working with this population is rewarding as staff move patients from total dependence to independence with their therapy.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:17Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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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