Safe Handling of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) in the NICU: A Leadership Journey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308363
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Safe Handling of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) in the NICU: A Leadership Journey
Author(s):
Rourke, Sarah N
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Sarah N Rourke, RN, BSN, MSN, sarah.rourke@fraserhealth.ca
Abstract:

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

Safe Handling of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) in the NICU: A Leadership Journey

Expressed breast milk (EBM) does carry the risk of transmitting infectious agents. Misadministration of EBM carries significant short-term consequences and potential long-term consequences for the donor, recipient, families, and the health care system. Therefore EBM should be handled according to practices used for other bodily with a minimum of a double check recommended at administration. The purpose of this project was to employ change management strategies to eliminate errors in administering EBM within the four Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in the Fraser Health (FH) region. An environmental scan and chart audits of current process were conducted.  Surveys, focus groups and presentations were used to elicit support, engage stakeholders, and implement early trials. This work was used to define a new process of EBM handling for FH NICUs based on literature and the reality of the clinical environment. A multidisciplinary shared work team was established to write a supporting policy which will be implemented across the four FH NICUs. Post implementation chart and observational audits will be conducted to evaluate the new process. EBM administration error rates will be tracked through FHs electronic patient safety system. Learnings gleaned throughout the process of this leadership journey will also be discussed.

Keywords:
Change Management; Expressed Breast Milk; Leadership
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.titleSafe Handling of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) in the NICU: A Leadership Journeyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRourke, Sarah Nen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsSarah N Rourke, RN, BSN, MSN, sarah.rourke@fraserhealth.caen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308363-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><strong>Safe Handling of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) in the NICU: A Leadership Journey</strong><p>Expressed breast milk (EBM) does carry the risk of transmitting infectious agents. Misadministration of EBM carries significant short-term consequences and potential long-term consequences for the donor, recipient, families, and the health care system. Therefore EBM should be handled according to practices used for other bodily with a minimum of a double check recommended at administration. The purpose of this project was to employ change management strategies to eliminate errors in administering EBM within the four Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in the Fraser Health (FH) region. An environmental scan and chart audits of current process were conducted.  Surveys, focus groups and presentations were used to elicit support, engage stakeholders, and implement early trials. This work was used to define a new process of EBM handling for FH NICUs based on literature and the reality of the clinical environment. A multidisciplinary shared work team was established to write a supporting policy which will be implemented across the four FH NICUs. Post implementation chart and observational audits will be conducted to evaluate the new process. EBM administration error rates will be tracked through FHs electronic patient safety system. Learnings gleaned throughout the process of this leadership journey will also be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectChange Managementen_GB
dc.subjectExpressed Breast Milken_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:21Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:21Z-
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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