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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182877
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Advance Directives in Acute Care Hospitals
Author(s):
Allen, Rose
Author Details:
Rose Allen, RN, MSM/HM, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida, USA, email: rosea@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: In order to provide optimum quality care for patients in acute care facilities, it is important to inquire on admission, whether patients have formulated advance directives (AD), and if they have, to obtain copies. One healthcare system in the Southeastern United States conducted research to explore the extent to which hospitalized patients had documented AD; its correlation with socioeconomic factors, and the success of educating patients and providing care that was consistent with patient's wishes. A retrospective randomized medical record review was done looking at 250 patient records between the years of 1999 and 2002 from four general medical hospitals, two of which are Magnet hospitals. Only 5.2% of patients provided personal AD and another 11.6% claimed on admission, to having an AD, but never provided a copy. Thirty-four percent (34%) completed hospital provided AD and nearly 77% signed acknowledgement that they received AD information and education. Additionally, 27.6% of patients who completed hospital provided AD were assigned a DRG related to labor and delivery. Six days prior to admission, these patients received pre-admission packets which included AD information and the AD document itself. DNR orders were honored. This research provided opportunities for the nurses to act as patient advocates, to institute additional AD patient education resources and to facilitate improved documentation of patient's wishes to optimize goals of care.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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.titleUse of Advance Directives in Acute Care Hospitalsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Roseen_US
dc.author.detailsRose Allen, RN, MSM/HM, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida, USA, email: rosea@baptisthealth.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182877-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: In order to provide optimum quality care for patients in acute care facilities, it is important to inquire on admission, whether patients have formulated advance directives (AD), and if they have, to obtain copies. One healthcare system in the Southeastern United States conducted research to explore the extent to which hospitalized patients had documented AD; its correlation with socioeconomic factors, and the success of educating patients and providing care that was consistent with patient's wishes. A retrospective randomized medical record review was done looking at 250 patient records between the years of 1999 and 2002 from four general medical hospitals, two of which are Magnet hospitals. Only 5.2% of patients provided personal AD and another 11.6% claimed on admission, to having an AD, but never provided a copy. Thirty-four percent (34%) completed hospital provided AD and nearly 77% signed acknowledgement that they received AD information and education. Additionally, 27.6% of patients who completed hospital provided AD were assigned a DRG related to labor and delivery. Six days prior to admission, these patients received pre-admission packets which included AD information and the AD document itself. DNR orders were honored. This research provided opportunities for the nurses to act as patient advocates, to institute additional AD patient education resources and to facilitate improved documentation of patient's wishes to optimize goals of care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:44:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:44:06Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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