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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182417
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Comfort Through the End of Life
Author(s):
Brinkman, Brandi
Author Details:
Brandi Brinkman, BSN, RN, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, email: bbrinkman@nebraskamed.com
Abstract:
End of life (EOL) care in the intensive care environment presents unique challenges for nurses. In contrast to the traditional palliative care / EOL scenario, death is often an unexpected threat for families of critical care patients. Admission to intensive care is often preceded by a crisis involving a serious accident or sudden change in health, thus families may be in a state of shock. When recovery seems unlikely, nurses face the challenge of communicating with family members in an attempt to support them as they make decisions regarding continuing care. Promoting Comfort through the End of Life was the focus of this Promoting Evidence-Based Practice (PEP) project and the title of the educational tool produced by the team in collaboration with critical care professional staff after extensive review of literature based evidence and consultation with a clinical expert who had End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training. The tool is accessible through the End-of-Life Nursing Practice Guideline and throughout the institution on the intranet. Components of the tool, which was specifically created for family members, include a list of physical signs and symptoms with what youll see and what you can do for each physical symptom. It also describes different care settings for patients at the end of life, lists available resources, and explains developmentally appropriate ways to talk to children about death. Results of this PEP project demonstrate how staff nurses can be empowered to identify clinical issues and develop tools to improve patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
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.titlePromoting Comfort Through the End of Lifeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrinkman, Brandien_US
dc.author.detailsBrandi Brinkman, BSN, RN, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, email: bbrinkman@nebraskamed.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182417-
dc.description.abstractEnd of life (EOL) care in the intensive care environment presents unique challenges for nurses. In contrast to the traditional palliative care / EOL scenario, death is often an unexpected threat for families of critical care patients. Admission to intensive care is often preceded by a crisis involving a serious accident or sudden change in health, thus families may be in a state of shock. When recovery seems unlikely, nurses face the challenge of communicating with family members in an attempt to support them as they make decisions regarding continuing care. Promoting Comfort through the End of Life was the focus of this Promoting Evidence-Based Practice (PEP) project and the title of the educational tool produced by the team in collaboration with critical care professional staff after extensive review of literature based evidence and consultation with a clinical expert who had End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training. The tool is accessible through the End-of-Life Nursing Practice Guideline and throughout the institution on the intranet. Components of the tool, which was specifically created for family members, include a list of physical signs and symptoms with what youll see and what you can do for each physical symptom. It also describes different care settings for patients at the end of life, lists available resources, and explains developmentally appropriate ways to talk to children about death. Results of this PEP project demonstrate how staff nurses can be empowered to identify clinical issues and develop tools to improve patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:23:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:23:19Z-
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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