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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603208
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pediatric Continuity of Care
Other Titles:
Clinical Aspects of Pediatric Care [Session]
Author(s):
Altman, Amara Michella
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Eta
Author Details:
Amara Michella Altman, RN, amara.altman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: Currently, there is no patient centered pediatric discharge Transition of Care (TOC) plan on Tower 8. No educational materials are readily available on this topic either. This is problematic because an initial survey on Tower 8 indicated that many of the nurses at the bedside are uncomfortable educating pediatric transplant patients and their families. The goal of our project is to implement an evidence based pamphlet highlighting important TOC topics specifically for pediatric transplant recipients. An initial survey was distributed to a multi-disciplinary group of nurses, nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators, and physicians to assess baseline knowledge pertaining to pediatric TOC. We worked closely with the pediatric nephrologists and outpatient RN coordinator to create an evidence based pamphlet addressing essential TOC topics. We reviewed literature from CINAHL, PUBMED, OVID, and COCHRANE databases. Articles from 2009-2013 were used in the literature review. Research indicates that pediatric transplant patients are a unique and vulnerable population with a high risk of life threatening complications. Addressing these potential issues through TOC education immediately after transplantation not only improves patient outcomes, but it also improves the quality of life for these pediatric patients and their families. The results of our survey indicated limited knowledge regarding pediatric TOC among all practitioners. One hundred percent of practitioners believed additional teaching material are needed for pediatric transplant patients and their families, which is standardized and in low literacy format. The next step is to actually implement the evidence based pamphlet at the bedside. A post survey will then be distributed to the same sample of practitioners 6 months and 1 year post pamphlet implantation on Tower 8. We hypothesize this new educational tool will improve TOC knowledge for pediatric transplant recipients among all practitioners.
Keywords:
Evidence Based Nursing; Multidisciplinary; Continuity of Care
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15A16
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.titlePediatric Continuity of Careen
dc.title.alternativeClinical Aspects of Pediatric Care [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorAltman, Amara Michellaen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Etaen
dc.author.detailsAmara Michella Altman, RN, amara.altman@ucdmc.ucdavis.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603208en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: Currently, there is no patient centered pediatric discharge Transition of Care (TOC) plan on Tower 8. No educational materials are readily available on this topic either. This is problematic because an initial survey on Tower 8 indicated that many of the nurses at the bedside are uncomfortable educating pediatric transplant patients and their families. The goal of our project is to implement an evidence based pamphlet highlighting important TOC topics specifically for pediatric transplant recipients. An initial survey was distributed to a multi-disciplinary group of nurses, nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators, and physicians to assess baseline knowledge pertaining to pediatric TOC. We worked closely with the pediatric nephrologists and outpatient RN coordinator to create an evidence based pamphlet addressing essential TOC topics. We reviewed literature from CINAHL, PUBMED, OVID, and COCHRANE databases. Articles from 2009-2013 were used in the literature review. Research indicates that pediatric transplant patients are a unique and vulnerable population with a high risk of life threatening complications. Addressing these potential issues through TOC education immediately after transplantation not only improves patient outcomes, but it also improves the quality of life for these pediatric patients and their families. The results of our survey indicated limited knowledge regarding pediatric TOC among all practitioners. One hundred percent of practitioners believed additional teaching material are needed for pediatric transplant patients and their families, which is standardized and in low literacy format. The next step is to actually implement the evidence based pamphlet at the bedside. A post survey will then be distributed to the same sample of practitioners 6 months and 1 year post pamphlet implantation on Tower 8. We hypothesize this new educational tool will improve TOC knowledge for pediatric transplant recipients among all practitioners.en
dc.subjectEvidence Based Nursingen
dc.subjectMultidisciplinaryen
dc.subjectContinuity of Careen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:45:38Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:45:38Zen
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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