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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182569
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rehabilitation of the War Wounded: Initiatives in Family-Centered Care
Author(s):
Rashka, S.; Veneman, Margaret; Doloresco, Laureen
Author Details:
S. Rashka, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: s.rashka@va.gov; Margaret Veneman, BSN, RN, CRRN, CAN; Laureen Doloresco, MN, RN, CNAA-BC
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: This presentation describes two initiatives launched at a VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center to promote a culture of patient and family-centered care: (1) A Family Assessment Skills Training (FAST) Program and (2) Family Consensus Goals Meeting. Many who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) have sustained complex injuries including traumatic brain injury (TBI), limb amputation, burns, fractures, vision and hearing loss, and mental health problems. TBI is the signature injury of this war. When a young adult service member sustains polytraumatic injuries, the family is thrown into a chaotic situation. Stress and extended family configurations often lead to conflicts among the spouse, parents, and team members-- all struggling to control decisions about the patient's care. The FAST program is designed to assess family learning needs and validate family members are trained to perform specific patient care procedures during hospitalization. In collaboration with the patient, family, and team, the primary nurse develops a family educational plan which is posted at the patient's bedside, reviewed in team meetings, and updated weekly. Procedure validation tools are used to provide step-by-step instructions to family members so that they can perform specific aspects of the patient's care in the hospital. A nurse or therapist validates the family member is competent in performing a procedure and then awards the individual a certification of performance. Families gain a realistic view of what will be required when the patient is discharged home. Consensus Goals Meetings engage patient and family in setting goals related to key aspects of the patient's rehabilitation (i.e., self care, mobility, medical management, psychosocial support, discharge). First, the patient and family are invited to share one or two goals for the week relative to each aspect of care. Team members share their goals for the patient; and all...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.] REFERENCES: 1. P. Boss (1999). Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 2. Okie. S. (2005). Traumatic brain injury in the war zone. New England Journal of Medicine, 352:2043-7. 3. Warden, D. (2006). Military TBI during Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Journal Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 21: 398-402.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 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.titleRehabilitation of the War Wounded: Initiatives in Family-Centered Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRashka, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVeneman, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorDoloresco, Laureenen_US
dc.author.detailsS. Rashka, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: s.rashka@va.gov; Margaret Veneman, BSN, RN, CRRN, CAN; Laureen Doloresco, MN, RN, CNAA-BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182569-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: This presentation describes two initiatives launched at a VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center to promote a culture of patient and family-centered care: (1) A Family Assessment Skills Training (FAST) Program and (2) Family Consensus Goals Meeting. Many who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) have sustained complex injuries including traumatic brain injury (TBI), limb amputation, burns, fractures, vision and hearing loss, and mental health problems. TBI is the signature injury of this war. When a young adult service member sustains polytraumatic injuries, the family is thrown into a chaotic situation. Stress and extended family configurations often lead to conflicts among the spouse, parents, and team members-- all struggling to control decisions about the patient's care. The FAST program is designed to assess family learning needs and validate family members are trained to perform specific patient care procedures during hospitalization. In collaboration with the patient, family, and team, the primary nurse develops a family educational plan which is posted at the patient's bedside, reviewed in team meetings, and updated weekly. Procedure validation tools are used to provide step-by-step instructions to family members so that they can perform specific aspects of the patient's care in the hospital. A nurse or therapist validates the family member is competent in performing a procedure and then awards the individual a certification of performance. Families gain a realistic view of what will be required when the patient is discharged home. Consensus Goals Meetings engage patient and family in setting goals related to key aspects of the patient's rehabilitation (i.e., self care, mobility, medical management, psychosocial support, discharge). First, the patient and family are invited to share one or two goals for the week relative to each aspect of care. Team members share their goals for the patient; and all...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.] REFERENCES: 1. P. Boss (1999). Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 2. Okie. S. (2005). Traumatic brain injury in the war zone. New England Journal of Medicine, 352:2043-7. 3. Warden, D. (2006). Military TBI during Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Journal Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 21: 398-402.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:30:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:30:03Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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