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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308352
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parental Engagement and Integration with a NICU Team
Author(s):
Nash, Alice Marie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Omega-at-Large
Author Details:
Alice Marie Nash, MA RNC-NIC, ANASH@WINTHROP.ORG
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background:  Thousands of neonates are born each year within the United States requiring specialized hospital care. As a result of the fragile nature of these infants, care is usually physiologically driven, and not family focused.  This traditional focus of care provides minimal involvement for the parents.

Purpose: To facilitate the active role of parents as caregivers of their neonate,  promote a family-focused model, and enhance parental engagement, nursing practice was modified to Integrate skin to skin (StS) bonding.

Methods: A multidisciplinary, quality improvement care team (QICT) modified nursing practice to facilitate parent-infant bonding through StS. To support the nurses to implement StS, a protocol was developed, strategies identified, and educational sessions provided. A pre/post survey design assessed the nurses’ knowledge and confidence regarding StS. Staff was encouraged to implement StS with all appropriate patients, seeking help as needed from the QICT members. Post testing will occur two months after the full implementation.

Findings:  The sample consisted of female nurses; 52.8% older than 45 years of age, 22.6% 26-35 years, 67.3% Caucasian, 69.8% baccalaureate prepared, 82.7% married and 72% were parents. 67.9% had greater than 10 years of experience with 66% employed full time.  The survey was based on a 5 point Likert scale. The baseline mean StS knowledge score was 77.56 (SD = 9.06) of a maximum score of 95 (range 19-25). The average self-reported confidence score was 85.72 (SD = 8.74) of a maximum score of 125 (range 25-125). At baseline knowledge and confidence were significantly correlated (r = .57, p = .000) nurses with children reported having greater confidence regarding StS Initiation (r = .29, p = .04).

Next Steps: The QICT members will explore staff and parent feedback, review the evidence supporting best practices, and strengthen nurses’ abilities to integrate parental involvement in the NICU.

Keywords:
Family centered care; Skin to Skin; Parental engagement
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:
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParental Engagement and Integration with a NICU Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNash, Alice Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Omega-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsAlice Marie Nash, MA RNC-NIC, ANASH@WINTHROP.ORGen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308352-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background:</b>  Thousands of neonates are born each year within the United States requiring specialized hospital care. As a result of the fragile nature of these infants, care is usually physiologically driven, and not family focused.  This traditional focus of care provides minimal involvement for the parents. <p><b>Purpose:</b> To facilitate the active role of parents as caregivers of their neonate,  promote a family-focused model, and enhance parental engagement, nursing practice was modified to Integrate skin to skin (StS) bonding. <p><b>Methods:</b> A multidisciplinary, quality improvement care team (QICT) modified nursing practice to facilitate parent-infant bonding through StS. To support the nurses to implement StS, a protocol was developed, strategies identified, and educational sessions provided. A pre/post survey design assessed the nurses’ knowledge and confidence regarding StS. Staff was encouraged to implement StS with all appropriate patients, seeking help as needed from the QICT members. Post testing will occur two months after the full implementation. <p><b>Findings:</b>  The sample consisted of female nurses; 52.8% older than 45 years of age, 22.6% 26-35 years, 67.3% Caucasian, 69.8% baccalaureate prepared, 82.7% married and 72% were parents. 67.9% had greater than 10 years of experience with 66% employed full time.  The survey was based on a 5 point Likert scale. The baseline mean StS knowledge score was 77.56 (<i>SD</i> = 9.06) of a maximum score of 95 (range 19-25). The average self-reported confidence score was 85.72 (<i>SD</i> = 8.74) of a maximum score of 125 (range 25-125). At baseline knowledge and confidence were significantly correlated (<i>r</i> = .57, <i>p</i> = .000) nurses with children reported having greater confidence regarding StS Initiation (<i>r</i> = .29, <i>p</i> = .04). <p><b>Next Steps:</b> The QICT members will explore staff and parent feedback, review the evidence supporting best practices, and strengthen nurses’ abilities to integrate parental involvement in the NICU.en_GB
dc.subjectFamily centered careen_GB
dc.subjectSkin to Skinen_GB
dc.subjectParental engagementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:12Z-
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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