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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182665
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family Visitation in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Author(s):
Windle, Pamela
Author Details:
Pamela Windle, MS, RN,CNA,CPAN,CAPA, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: pwindle@sleh.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Most Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACUs) are restricted units where family visitation are not allowed due to its complexity and fast paced recovery environment. There are however limited studies on Family Visitation in PACU for the adult postoperative patients. This qualitative study used the phenomenological approach to explore the lived experiences of family members (FMs) and staff nurses (SNs) regarding family visitation in PACU. Methodology involved interviewing the FM of surgical patients before the implementation of the pilot while another group was interviewed after visiting in PACU. RN interviews were conducted after they had an opportunity to experience taking care of a patient with family visitation. Ten categories emerged from the interview data: (1) Concerns during patient stay; (2) Effects of monitors set-up; (3) Handling of information/privacy; (4) Role of family members; (5) PACU routine ;(6) Distractions/nursing procedures (7) Anxiety ;(8) Nurses; (9) Time frame; and (10) Number of visitors. From these categories identified, common themes were revealed among the respondents: (1) Relief of anxiety; (2) Patient status in PACU; (3) Role of family members in visitation; (4) Nurses role, (5) Limits of visitation. Family visitation in PACU showed positive impact of patient/family satisfaction with decrease anxiety from family members. This study showed excellent outcomes for perianesthesia nursing and continue to remind nurses as patient/family advocates. Reference: Cormier, S (1992). Comparison of nurses' & family members' perceived needs during PACU visits. JoPAN. 7(6), 387-391.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily Visitation in the Post Anesthesia Care Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorWindle, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsPamela Windle, MS, RN,CNA,CPAN,CAPA, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: pwindle@sleh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182665-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Most Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACUs) are restricted units where family visitation are not allowed due to its complexity and fast paced recovery environment. There are however limited studies on Family Visitation in PACU for the adult postoperative patients. This qualitative study used the phenomenological approach to explore the lived experiences of family members (FMs) and staff nurses (SNs) regarding family visitation in PACU. Methodology involved interviewing the FM of surgical patients before the implementation of the pilot while another group was interviewed after visiting in PACU. RN interviews were conducted after they had an opportunity to experience taking care of a patient with family visitation. Ten categories emerged from the interview data: (1) Concerns during patient stay; (2) Effects of monitors set-up; (3) Handling of information/privacy; (4) Role of family members; (5) PACU routine ;(6) Distractions/nursing procedures (7) Anxiety ;(8) Nurses; (9) Time frame; and (10) Number of visitors. From these categories identified, common themes were revealed among the respondents: (1) Relief of anxiety; (2) Patient status in PACU; (3) Role of family members in visitation; (4) Nurses role, (5) Limits of visitation. Family visitation in PACU showed positive impact of patient/family satisfaction with decrease anxiety from family members. This study showed excellent outcomes for perianesthesia nursing and continue to remind nurses as patient/family advocates. Reference: Cormier, S (1992). Comparison of nurses' & family members' perceived needs during PACU visits. JoPAN. 7(6), 387-391.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:34:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:34:30Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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