Emergency Care Standards in Mental Health Settings: A Best Practice Implementation Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308207
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Emergency Care Standards in Mental Health Settings: A Best Practice Implementation Project
Author(s):
Lu, Qiufen; Ng, Hui Chin; Lin, Huiwen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Qiufen Lu, BS, RN, qiufenlu@hotmail.com; Hui Chin Ng, MHSc (Mgmt), BN, Adv Dip Nursing (Gerontology), RN; Huiwen Lin, BN, RN
Abstract:

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

Background:

Successful life support depends on the availability and functioning of essential resuscitation equipment. Well-established guidelines have advocated for the need to inspect the equipment and drugs in the emergency trolley regularly. The use of an audit checklist guides the inspection process to ensure the availability and functionality of essential equipment should they be needed to deliver timely emergency care to patients.

Aims:

This study aims to identify the problems in the current practices for managing emergency equipment by the use of an audit checklist.

Methods:

Research evidence was sought to develop an 11-criteria evidence based audit checklist. Using this checklist, 60 audits were conducted over 6 months to collect baseline data of persistent gaps in the management of emergency equipment.

A best practice implementation project was undertaken using the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)’s Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System (PACES) and Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) tools to address the identified gaps. Post-implementation audit was carried out.

Results:

Baseline data collection identified 105 of 660 possible gaps (16%) over the 6 months period of audit. These persistent gaps in the management of emergency equipment centred around infrequent checks and documentation of the functional status of the manual resuscitator and laryngoscope. Expired items were also commonly found in the emergency trolley.

Conclusion:

Timely identification of potential lapses in the management of emergency equipment can be achieved by incorporating research evidence into an audit checklist. The JBI’s PACES and GRIP tools can guide the implementation of interventions and monitor the compliance data to enhance the safe delivery of emergency care.

Keywords:
Emergency and Medical Equipment; Audit Checklist; Mental Health
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.titleEmergency Care Standards in Mental Health Settings: A Best Practice Implementation Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorLu, Qiufenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNg, Hui Chinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Huiwenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsQiufen Lu, BS, RN, qiufenlu@hotmail.com; Hui Chin Ng, MHSc (Mgmt), BN, Adv Dip Nursing (Gerontology), RN; Huiwen Lin, BN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308207-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Background: </b><p>Successful life support depends on the availability and functioning of essential resuscitation equipment. Well-established guidelines have advocated for the need to inspect the equipment and drugs in the emergency trolley regularly. The use of an audit checklist guides the inspection process to ensure the availability and functionality of essential equipment should they be needed to deliver timely emergency care to patients. <p><b>Aims:</b><p>This study aims to identify the problems in the current practices for managing emergency equipment by the use of an audit checklist. <p><b>Methods: </b><p>Research evidence was sought to develop an 11-criteria evidence based audit checklist. Using this checklist, 60 audits were conducted over 6 months to collect baseline data of persistent gaps in the management of emergency equipment. <p>A best practice implementation project was undertaken using the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)’s Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System (PACES) and Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) tools to address the identified gaps. Post-implementation audit was carried out. <p><b>Results: </b><p>Baseline data collection identified 105 of 660 possible gaps (16%) over the 6 months period of audit. These persistent gaps in the management of emergency equipment centred around infrequent checks and documentation of the functional status of the manual resuscitator and laryngoscope. Expired items were also commonly found in the emergency trolley. <p><b>Conclusion:</b><p>Timely identification of potential lapses in the management of emergency equipment can be achieved by incorporating research evidence into an audit checklist. The JBI’s PACES and GRIP tools can guide the implementation of interventions and monitor the compliance data to enhance the safe delivery of emergency care.en_GB
dc.subjectEmergency and Medical Equipmenten_GB
dc.subjectAudit Checklisten_GB
dc.subjectMental Healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:17Z-
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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