Nurses' Perspectives on Flexible Visitation in Adult and Neonatal Critical Care Units

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603186
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Perspectives on Flexible Visitation in Adult and Neonatal Critical Care Units
Other Titles:
Altering Nurses' Perspectives Through Evidence [Session]
Author(s):
Pedchenko, Alina; Eckert, Joanne; Eckert, Joanne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Tau-at-Large
Author Details:
Alina Pedchenko, RN, alina.pedchenko.msn.rn@gmail.com; Joanne Eckert, RNC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: Learner Objectives: Attendees will identify and describe nurses’ perspectives on flexible visitation in the adult and neonatal ICUs and suggestions on how to incorporate them into nursing practice. Significance: Although flexible visitation practices have been found to promote critical care patients’ psychosocial, emotional, an spiritual well-being, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses confirmed that only 14% of adult ICUs allowed flexible visitation at all times. Family centered care is commonly promoted in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), but the few studies found on visitation practices in NICUs noted that few actually practice flexible visitation. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify nurses’ perspectives on flexible visitation in adult and neonatal ICUs and describe nurses’ suggestions for successful implementation of flexible visitation in the adult and neonatal NICUs. Methods: A comparative descriptive design was used. The Theory of Reasoned Action guided the development of a questionnaire and data collection. A total of 62 nurses (31 from the adult ICU and 31 from the NICU) in a 255 bed community hospital participated in the study. Results: Perspectives among ICU and NICU nurses regarding appropriate visitation policies and obstacles to flexible visitation policies differed significantly. Nurses from both units agreed on many suggestions for successful implementation of flexible visitation policies. Significant relationships among years of critical care experience, perceived obstacles to flexible visitation, and suggestions for implementation of flexible visitation policies were identified.
Keywords:
Open Visitation; Flexible Visitation; Restricted Visitation
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15A08
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNurses' Perspectives on Flexible Visitation in Adult and Neonatal Critical Care Unitsen
dc.title.alternativeAltering Nurses' Perspectives Through Evidence [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorPedchenko, Alinaen
dc.contributor.authorEckert, Joanneen
dc.contributor.authorEckert, Joanneen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Tau-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsAlina Pedchenko, RN, alina.pedchenko.msn.rn@gmail.com; Joanne Eckert, RNCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603186en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: Learner Objectives: Attendees will identify and describe nurses’ perspectives on flexible visitation in the adult and neonatal ICUs and suggestions on how to incorporate them into nursing practice. Significance: Although flexible visitation practices have been found to promote critical care patients’ psychosocial, emotional, an spiritual well-being, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses confirmed that only 14% of adult ICUs allowed flexible visitation at all times. Family centered care is commonly promoted in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), but the few studies found on visitation practices in NICUs noted that few actually practice flexible visitation. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify nurses’ perspectives on flexible visitation in adult and neonatal ICUs and describe nurses’ suggestions for successful implementation of flexible visitation in the adult and neonatal NICUs. Methods: A comparative descriptive design was used. The Theory of Reasoned Action guided the development of a questionnaire and data collection. A total of 62 nurses (31 from the adult ICU and 31 from the NICU) in a 255 bed community hospital participated in the study. Results: Perspectives among ICU and NICU nurses regarding appropriate visitation policies and obstacles to flexible visitation policies differed significantly. Nurses from both units agreed on many suggestions for successful implementation of flexible visitation policies. Significant relationships among years of critical care experience, perceived obstacles to flexible visitation, and suggestions for implementation of flexible visitation policies were identified.en
dc.subjectOpen Visitationen
dc.subjectFlexible Visitationen
dc.subjectRestricted Visitationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:45:08Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:45:08Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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