Improving Health Outcomes for Surgical Patient in Nicaragua: Empowering Nurses Participating in a Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Team Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Solutions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335411
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Health Outcomes for Surgical Patient in Nicaragua: Empowering Nurses Participating in a Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Team Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Solutions
Author(s):
Pfaff, Teresa A.; Perez, Maria Julia; Terry, Anina; Urruita Gomez, Carmen Maria
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Beta
Author Details:
Teresa A. Pfaff, MPH, MSN, RN, tpfaff@jhu.edu; Maria Julia Perez, RN; Anina Terry, MSN, RN; Carmen Maria Urruita Gomez, RN
Abstract:
Session presented in Saturday, July 26, 2014: In Nicaragua, the increase in those suffering from the congenital malformation of cleft lip and palate has bee seen across a diverse range of socio-economic levels. Although the World Health Organization estimates that cleft lip, with or without palate involvement, affects almost 1 in every 600 newborns worldwide, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health has not updated statistical data of the percentage of children with this congenital malformation. These children encounter challenges with maternal and familial acceptance, in addition to multiple surgeries and visits to healthcare providers required in the first few years of life to achieve optimal growth and development. Aproquen, a Nicaraguan foundation, works with these families, employing a multidisciplinary team model to address the complex needs of the families of cleft lip and palate children in this developing country. Aproquen's team initiates care for these children at birth with a nutritional assessment and continued follow-up. Consultation with the medical doctor introduces the multidisciplinary program and covers the growth and general health of the child. The psychologist addresses parents' social concerns and questions, in addition to extensive surgical preparation. Later when the child begins to develop language skills, a speech therapist will work the family to improve their oral skills and enhance language ability. The role of the nurse transcends this entire process; providing specialized medical care through each stage of treatment and addressing families' psychosocial needs at the intersection of customs, beliefs, values and inherited attitudes. In this unique role, nurses work to educate families on feeding techniques, personal hygiene, and integration into society; optimizing health outcomes for cleft lip and palate children and their families. This presentation explores current practices used to empower and enable Aproquen nurses to provide evidence-based information and education in this unique, influential role.
Keywords:
Developing countries; Patient Education; Multidisciplinary teams
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST125
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleImproving Health Outcomes for Surgical Patient in Nicaragua: Empowering Nurses Participating in a Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Team Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Solutionsen
dc.contributor.authorPfaff, Teresa A.en
dc.contributor.authorPerez, Maria Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorTerry, Aninaen
dc.contributor.authorUrruita Gomez, Carmen Mariaen
dc.contributor.departmentNu Betaen
dc.author.detailsTeresa A. Pfaff, MPH, MSN, RN, tpfaff@jhu.edu; Maria Julia Perez, RN; Anina Terry, MSN, RN; Carmen Maria Urruita Gomez, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335411-
dc.description.abstractSession presented in Saturday, July 26, 2014: In Nicaragua, the increase in those suffering from the congenital malformation of cleft lip and palate has bee seen across a diverse range of socio-economic levels. Although the World Health Organization estimates that cleft lip, with or without palate involvement, affects almost 1 in every 600 newborns worldwide, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health has not updated statistical data of the percentage of children with this congenital malformation. These children encounter challenges with maternal and familial acceptance, in addition to multiple surgeries and visits to healthcare providers required in the first few years of life to achieve optimal growth and development. Aproquen, a Nicaraguan foundation, works with these families, employing a multidisciplinary team model to address the complex needs of the families of cleft lip and palate children in this developing country. Aproquen's team initiates care for these children at birth with a nutritional assessment and continued follow-up. Consultation with the medical doctor introduces the multidisciplinary program and covers the growth and general health of the child. The psychologist addresses parents' social concerns and questions, in addition to extensive surgical preparation. Later when the child begins to develop language skills, a speech therapist will work the family to improve their oral skills and enhance language ability. The role of the nurse transcends this entire process; providing specialized medical care through each stage of treatment and addressing families' psychosocial needs at the intersection of customs, beliefs, values and inherited attitudes. In this unique role, nurses work to educate families on feeding techniques, personal hygiene, and integration into society; optimizing health outcomes for cleft lip and palate children and their families. This presentation explores current practices used to empower and enable Aproquen nurses to provide evidence-based information and education in this unique, influential role.en
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectPatient Educationen
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary teamsen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:51:51Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:51:51Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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