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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182261
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
End of Life Care in the ICU Orientation, Last But in No Way Least
Author(s):
Johnson, Rebecca
Author Details:
Rebecca Johnson, RN, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA, email: johns151@mc.duke.edu
Abstract:
Recognizing the need to train staff in all aspects of ICU nursing we added a session on end of life care to our core curriculum, an extensive program comprised of several days of education targeted to our specialty area of nursing. The final day addresses care of the complicated patient incorporating many aspects of patient care and family support. It focuses on the rollercoaster of ups and downs from admission throughout a complex course of tests, procedures, hemodynamic changes and finally death. The final session, an informal and interactive discussion, focuses on end of life care. It consists of a broad range of subjects including communication, ethical and surrogate decision making, sedation, access to resources, legal issues and hospital specific forms. The session continues through various aspects of decedent care including morgue, autopsy and organ donation. Pre and post tests are given to assess session comprehension as well as identify areas where more education is needed. While pre-tests show definite deficits and knowledge gaps, post tests indicate a significant increase in understanding of end of life care as well as legal and ethical issues surrounding end of life decision-making and care delivery. Class evaluations completed by the students rate the session and effective, interesting and much needed. When faced with caring for patients at the end of life, nurses new to our units now have tools to make them more successful in assisting patients and families during this critical time in their life.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011 ; 28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnd of Life Care in the ICU Orientation, Last But in No Way Leasten_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Rebeccaen_US
dc.author.detailsRebecca Johnson, RN, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA, email: johns151@mc.duke.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182261-
dc.description.abstractRecognizing the need to train staff in all aspects of ICU nursing we added a session on end of life care to our core curriculum, an extensive program comprised of several days of education targeted to our specialty area of nursing. The final day addresses care of the complicated patient incorporating many aspects of patient care and family support. It focuses on the rollercoaster of ups and downs from admission throughout a complex course of tests, procedures, hemodynamic changes and finally death. The final session, an informal and interactive discussion, focuses on end of life care. It consists of a broad range of subjects including communication, ethical and surrogate decision making, sedation, access to resources, legal issues and hospital specific forms. The session continues through various aspects of decedent care including morgue, autopsy and organ donation. Pre and post tests are given to assess session comprehension as well as identify areas where more education is needed. While pre-tests show definite deficits and knowledge gaps, post tests indicate a significant increase in understanding of end of life care as well as legal and ethical issues surrounding end of life decision-making and care delivery. Class evaluations completed by the students rate the session and effective, interesting and much needed. When faced with caring for patients at the end of life, nurses new to our units now have tools to make them more successful in assisting patients and families during this critical time in their life.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:16:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:16:21Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, 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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