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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182683
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Robotic Prostatectomy: Nurses as Teachers
Author(s):
Blankenship, Anne; Miller, Tina
Author Details:
Anne Blankenship, Moses Cone Health System, Colfax, North Carolina, USA, email: Frances.Blankenship@mosescone.com; Tina Miller
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: New high tech robotic surgical equipment shortens the recovery time of the prostatectomy patient. Robotic prostatectomy patients have only an overnight stay, in contrast with a three-night stay with the traditional open radical prostatectomy. This shorter hospital stay made it difficult for the nurses in our 40 bed telemetry/ urology department to adequately educate patients about their treatment plan and discharge needs. A multi-disciplinary planning team consisting of department leadership, staff nurses, and a urology physician was convened to determine ways to meet the educational needs of the prostatectomy patient undergoing robotic surgery. The planning team designed an innovative pre-operative class. Classes are held twice per month in the hospital's education center. Each class, taught by three urology nurses, consists of a 30-minute session on pre-operative preparation, hospital routines, catheter care, and post-operative instructions. The nurses then provide a 30-minute hands-on teaching session. In addition, each of the instructors visits the class participants while they are in the hospital to help with their plan of care and answer any additional questions that they may have. Following discharge, a telephone call is made to check on the patient's recovery, answer questions, and ensure that they had an exceptional hospital stay. Post-discharge call-backs have had 100% positive feedback concerning the class and its usefulness in the preparation of their surgery. Also, written evaluations, post-class, have averaged 3.8 on a 1(poor)-4 (excellent) scale. One patient commented, "lnitially, you don't know what to ask, but the content in the class takes away the fear of the unknown." In addition, nurse satisfaction has improved. One of the RN instructors stated, "When the patients come in for their surgery, we visit the patient and oversee their care. It's like you're going to visit a friend because of the rapport you have already established."...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRobotic Prostatectomy: Nurses as Teachersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlankenship, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Tinaen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Blankenship, Moses Cone Health System, Colfax, North Carolina, USA, email: Frances.Blankenship@mosescone.com; Tina Milleren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182683-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: New high tech robotic surgical equipment shortens the recovery time of the prostatectomy patient. Robotic prostatectomy patients have only an overnight stay, in contrast with a three-night stay with the traditional open radical prostatectomy. This shorter hospital stay made it difficult for the nurses in our 40 bed telemetry/ urology department to adequately educate patients about their treatment plan and discharge needs. A multi-disciplinary planning team consisting of department leadership, staff nurses, and a urology physician was convened to determine ways to meet the educational needs of the prostatectomy patient undergoing robotic surgery. The planning team designed an innovative pre-operative class. Classes are held twice per month in the hospital's education center. Each class, taught by three urology nurses, consists of a 30-minute session on pre-operative preparation, hospital routines, catheter care, and post-operative instructions. The nurses then provide a 30-minute hands-on teaching session. In addition, each of the instructors visits the class participants while they are in the hospital to help with their plan of care and answer any additional questions that they may have. Following discharge, a telephone call is made to check on the patient's recovery, answer questions, and ensure that they had an exceptional hospital stay. Post-discharge call-backs have had 100% positive feedback concerning the class and its usefulness in the preparation of their surgery. Also, written evaluations, post-class, have averaged 3.8 on a 1(poor)-4 (excellent) scale. One patient commented, "lnitially, you don't know what to ask, but the content in the class takes away the fear of the unknown." In addition, nurse satisfaction has improved. One of the RN instructors stated, "When the patients come in for their surgery, we visit the patient and oversee their care. It's like you're going to visit a friend because of the rapport you have already established."...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:35:18Z-
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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