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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621239
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Living with a Defibrillator
Author(s):
Wazny-Kohl, Tiffanee F.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Chi
Author Details:
Tiffanee F. Wazny-Kohl, RN, CCDS
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Patients with implanted cardiac defibrillators face fear, uncertainty, and many unknowns when deciding to have the device implanted. The implanted cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, is a small titanium device implanted inside the body that is capable of delivering shock therapy directly to the heart to reverse life threatening arrhythmias. The phenomenon of uncertainty related to ICD patients has been studied internationally at length and in a few domestic quantitive studies, however few recent qualitative studies have been conducted in the USA on this topic. This qualitative study employed face-to-face interviews with five adult participants who talked about their experiences related to living with the device. Because the criteria for ICD implant changes often, many patients have the device implantedand are given little information pre-operatively. Mishel's Theory of Uncertainty was adopted for use in this study. The tool utilized was a battery of four questions developed by the researcher to ask specific details of each participant related to living with the device, their feelings of uncertainty, and lifestyle adaptation. The questions asked included "tell me about the experience of living with your defibrillator"; "tell me about a time when you experienced uncertainty specifically related to the ICD and how you dealt with it"; "tell me about any special considerations that you take while living with the device"; and "describe the timing of your diagnosis related to implant, and how these experiences affected your overal lifestyle". Patients were recruited through a device clinic in one hospital. Three dominant themes were identified including fear, uncertainty, and peace/acceptance of the device implant. Subjective statements were included in the final publication of the study results. Recommendations for further research include a larger participant population, looking at the experiences of men vs. women, and studying the specific idea of what having the ICD means to each patient. Learning Objectives: After the presentation the learner will be able to describe the three major themes related to living with an ICD that were captured by this research study. The learner will be able to describe the purpose of an implanted defibrillator and its basic functions.
Keywords:
Implanted cardiac defibrillator; Uncertainty and fear; Peace and acceptance
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17PST57
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.language.isoen[US]en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleLiving with a Defibrillatoren
dc.contributor.authorWazny-Kohl, Tiffanee F.en
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Chien
dc.author.detailsTiffanee F. Wazny-Kohl, RN, CCDSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621239-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Patients with implanted cardiac defibrillators face fear, uncertainty, and many unknowns when deciding to have the device implanted. The implanted cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, is a small titanium device implanted inside the body that is capable of delivering shock therapy directly to the heart to reverse life threatening arrhythmias. The phenomenon of uncertainty related to ICD patients has been studied internationally at length and in a few domestic quantitive studies, however few recent qualitative studies have been conducted in the USA on this topic. This qualitative study employed face-to-face interviews with five adult participants who talked about their experiences related to living with the device. Because the criteria for ICD implant changes often, many patients have the device implantedand are given little information pre-operatively. Mishel's Theory of Uncertainty was adopted for use in this study. The tool utilized was a battery of four questions developed by the researcher to ask specific details of each participant related to living with the device, their feelings of uncertainty, and lifestyle adaptation. The questions asked included "tell me about the experience of living with your defibrillator"; "tell me about a time when you experienced uncertainty specifically related to the ICD and how you dealt with it"; "tell me about any special considerations that you take while living with the device"; and "describe the timing of your diagnosis related to implant, and how these experiences affected your overal lifestyle". Patients were recruited through a device clinic in one hospital. Three dominant themes were identified including fear, uncertainty, and peace/acceptance of the device implant. Subjective statements were included in the final publication of the study results. Recommendations for further research include a larger participant population, looking at the experiences of men vs. women, and studying the specific idea of what having the ICD means to each patient. Learning Objectives: After the presentation the learner will be able to describe the three major themes related to living with an ICD that were captured by this research study. The learner will be able to describe the purpose of an implanted defibrillator and its basic functions.en
dc.subjectImplanted cardiac defibrillatoren
dc.subjectUncertainty and fearen
dc.subjectPeace and acceptanceen
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:47Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:47Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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