Use of research evidence by hospital based perinatal nurses to provide care for postpartum depression

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308003
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of research evidence by hospital based perinatal nurses to provide care for postpartum depression
Author(s):
Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Tomasulo, Roselyn; Eckert, C. Diane
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
alpha
Author Details:
M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, mclogs01@louisville.edu; Roselyn Tomasulo, MSN, RNC; C. Diane Eckert, BSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common experience for approximately 13% of new mothers internationally. In the western world, most women deliver their babies in hospitals. Hospital based perinatal nurses have extended contact with new mothers for 2-3 days before and after childbirth,  providing a unique opportunity to identify mothers with risk factors for PPD, link them with available healthcare services, and provide them with tools and resources needed if PPD does occur. In this EBP project based upon Self Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977), direct care nurses partnered with nurse researchers to develop and evaluate a policy related to postpartum depression. The steps to policy development started with a research study to determine self efficacy of nurses related to teaching mothers about PPD. Then, continuing education programs were provided to nurses on the latest evidence related to teaching women about PPD, screening for PPD, and referrals for mental health care. Workgroups of direct care nurses developed the PPD policy and patient education information, aided by consultation from two international nursing experts on PPD.  A Grand Rounds presentation on the policy was provided to the obstetric staff, and input and cooperation from both obstetricians and psychiatrists were received. Evaluation of the project included a chart audit to determine adherence to the policy, and a determination that additional sources of referral for community mental health care are needed. Next steps in the feedback loop include data collection from nursing staff related to how the policy is working and integration of the project with community programs.
Keywords:
postpartum depression; innovation; self efficacy
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of research evidence by hospital based perinatal nurses to provide care for postpartum depressionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLogsdon, M. Cynthiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTomasulo, Roselynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEckert, C. Dianeen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentalphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsM. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, mclogs01@louisville.edu; Roselyn Tomasulo, MSN, RNC; C. Diane Eckert, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308003-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common experience for approximately 13% of new mothers internationally. In the western world, most women deliver their babies in hospitals. Hospital based perinatal nurses have extended contact with new mothers for 2-3 days before and after childbirth,  providing a unique opportunity to identify mothers with risk factors for PPD, link them with available healthcare services, and provide them with tools and resources needed if PPD does occur. In this EBP project based upon Self Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977), direct care nurses partnered with nurse researchers to develop and evaluate a policy related to postpartum depression. The steps to policy development started with a research study to determine self efficacy of nurses related to teaching mothers about PPD. Then, continuing education programs were provided to nurses on the latest evidence related to teaching women about PPD, screening for PPD, and referrals for mental health care. Workgroups of direct care nurses developed the PPD policy and patient education information, aided by consultation from two international nursing experts on PPD.  A Grand Rounds presentation on the policy was provided to the obstetric staff, and input and cooperation from both obstetricians and psychiatrists were received. Evaluation of the project included a chart audit to determine adherence to the policy, and a determination that additional sources of referral for community mental health care are needed. Next steps in the feedback loop include data collection from nursing staff related to how the policy is working and integration of the project with community programs.en_GB
dc.subjectpostpartum depressionen_GB
dc.subjectinnovationen_GB
dc.subjectself efficacyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:16Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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