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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182789
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Quality Care through Autonomous Postpartum Screening
Author(s):
Doyle, Deirdre; Slusher, Jenefar
Author Details:
Deirdre Doyle, RNC, AND, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: Deirdre.Doyle@advocatehealth.com; Jenefar Slusher, RNC, MSN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 80% of newly delivered mothers. Screening for depression that occurs in the immediate postpartum period affords a multidisciplinary team to provide supportive services to patients at risk. In a Magnet designated facility, the autonomy given to staff nurses and the drive to provide evidence based quality care provided the opportunity to initiate an early PPD screening program. Both the Boyer and Edinburgh screening tools were evaluated for clinical efficacy and ease of administration, and the Boyer Risk Assessment tool was chosen as most appropriate to use in the early postpartum period. Nurses provided educational training on the use of the screening tool and appropriate follow-up care to all obstetrical health care personnel, social workers and members of the psychiatric department. Additionally, educational in-services were offered to physicians' office staff on campus and in the office setting. A trial screening of twenty five postpartum patients was performed that allowed the staff to become familiar with the tool and method of referral. Following the trial period, a policy and referral resource manual was developed and distributed to the nursing unit. Formulized screening began on December 1, 2006. The results from our first month of screening suggest that the risk for PPD at this medical center is higher than the national average of twenty percent. This finding supports the need for continued assessment of PPD immediately postpartum and to develop support services such as community support groups for patients identified at risk.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing Quality Care through Autonomous Postpartum Screeningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Deirdreen_US
dc.contributor.authorSlusher, Jenefaren_US
dc.author.detailsDeirdre Doyle, RNC, AND, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: Deirdre.Doyle@advocatehealth.com; Jenefar Slusher, RNC, MSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182789-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 80% of newly delivered mothers. Screening for depression that occurs in the immediate postpartum period affords a multidisciplinary team to provide supportive services to patients at risk. In a Magnet designated facility, the autonomy given to staff nurses and the drive to provide evidence based quality care provided the opportunity to initiate an early PPD screening program. Both the Boyer and Edinburgh screening tools were evaluated for clinical efficacy and ease of administration, and the Boyer Risk Assessment tool was chosen as most appropriate to use in the early postpartum period. Nurses provided educational training on the use of the screening tool and appropriate follow-up care to all obstetrical health care personnel, social workers and members of the psychiatric department. Additionally, educational in-services were offered to physicians' office staff on campus and in the office setting. A trial screening of twenty five postpartum patients was performed that allowed the staff to become familiar with the tool and method of referral. Following the trial period, a policy and referral resource manual was developed and distributed to the nursing unit. Formulized screening began on December 1, 2006. The results from our first month of screening suggest that the risk for PPD at this medical center is higher than the national average of twenty percent. This finding supports the need for continued assessment of PPD immediately postpartum and to develop support services such as community support groups for patients identified at risk.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:10Z-
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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