An Exercise in the Provision of Care for an Adult Patient under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola: A Patient Care Drill

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621373
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Practice Innovation
Level of Evidence:
Clinical Experience of Respected Authority
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
An Exercise in the Provision of Care for an Adult Patient under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola: A Patient Care Drill
Author(s):
Mast, Justin; Poore, Julie; Stephenson, Evelyn; Harter, Alisha; Fawcett, Debra; Roembke, Claire; Harden, Vicki; Foster, Mary Kay; Gibbs, Shawn; Voris, Amy; McMasters, Melissa
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Justin Mast, RN, BSN, CEN, FAWM, email: jjmsos@mac.com; Julie Ann Poore, RN, DNP, email: japoore@iu.edu; Evelyn Stevenson, DNP, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC email: estephe@iu.edu; Alisha Harter, MSN, RN, CHSE, email: amharter@stvincent.org; Debra Fawcett, PhD, RN, email: debra.fawcett@eskenazihealth.edu; Claire Roembke, RN, CIC, email: claire.roembke@franscanalliance.org; Vicki Harden, RN, email: vicki.harden@att.net; Mary Kay Foster, RN, email: Mfoster5@iuhealth.org; Shawn Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH, email: gibbss@indiana.edu; Amy Voris, BSN, RN, email: avoris@marionhealth.org; Melissa McMasters, MSN, RN, email: mmcmasters@marionhealth.org
Abstract:

In October of 2014 Indianapolis found itself, like many communities, preparing for the unknown realities of providing care to a Patient under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). A group of clinical experts from local facilities gathered to discuss clinical management, guidelines, challenges, and opportunities. Trainings and exercises with local EMS agencies had already begun within the community. But more in depth hospital exercises had not yet been conducted. The clinicians recommended developing an exercise specific to patient care areas where a PUI would be taken care of.

A team of experts in patient simulation, infection control, patient care, and emergency management was gathered to explore the development of an exercise toolkit to assist local hospitals in implementing their Ebola response systems. What quickly became apparent was that the framework outlined was not only a simulation template for Ebola, but for any Highly Infectious Disease (HID).

What has evolved is a 4-hour patient care simulation designed specifically for the patient care environment where a PUI would be cared for. This timeframe was chosen to allow sufficient time in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to test systems, and to allow for a change in patient care teams.

Keywords:
Ebola; Exercise; Simulation; highly infectious disease; Toolkit
CINAHL Headings:
Ebola Virus; Patient Care; Simulations; Communicable Diseases; Communicable Diseases--Prevention and Control; Patient Isolation; Adult; Emergency Medical Services
Repository Posting Date:
17-Apr-2017
Date of Publication:
Feb-2016
Version of Published Work:
Pre-print
Publisher:
MESH Coalition
Sponsors:
MESH Coalition
Description:
This is a practical tool to help hospitals prepare for highly infectious patients. The background and pre-planning work have been done so clinicians can focus on patient care and identifying safety or patient care issues in their processes.; This document was made available for free to the public on the MESH Coalition website at: http://www.meshcoalition.org/products/1u8ppo0i4o02ebuetqbywcgldfqgj6
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePractice Innovationen
dc.evidence.levelClinical Experience of Respected Authorityen
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleAn Exercise in the Provision of Care for an Adult Patient under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola: A Patient Care Drillen_US
dc.contributor.authorMast, Justinen
dc.contributor.authorPoore, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Evelynen
dc.contributor.authorHarter, Alishaen
dc.contributor.authorFawcett, Debraen
dc.contributor.authorRoembke, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorHarden, Vickien
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Mary Kayen
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Shawnen
dc.contributor.authorVoris, Amyen
dc.contributor.authorMcMasters, Melissaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsJustin Mast, RN, BSN, CEN, FAWM, email: jjmsos@mac.com; Julie Ann Poore, RN, DNP, email: japoore@iu.edu; Evelyn Stevenson, DNP, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC email: estephe@iu.edu; Alisha Harter, MSN, RN, CHSE, email: amharter@stvincent.org; Debra Fawcett, PhD, RN, email: debra.fawcett@eskenazihealth.edu; Claire Roembke, RN, CIC, email: claire.roembke@franscanalliance.org; Vicki Harden, RN, email: vicki.harden@att.net; Mary Kay Foster, RN, email: Mfoster5@iuhealth.org; Shawn Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH, email: gibbss@indiana.edu; Amy Voris, BSN, RN, email: avoris@marionhealth.org; Melissa McMasters, MSN, RN, email: mmcmasters@marionhealth.orgen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621373-
dc.description.abstract<p>In October of 2014 Indianapolis found itself, like many communities, preparing for the unknown realities of providing care to a Patient under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). A group of clinical experts from local facilities gathered to discuss clinical management, guidelines, challenges, and opportunities. Trainings and exercises with local EMS agencies had already begun within the community. But more in depth hospital exercises had not yet been conducted. The clinicians recommended developing an exercise specific to patient care areas where a PUI would be taken care of.<br /><br />A team of experts in patient simulation, infection control, patient care, and emergency management was gathered to explore the development of an exercise toolkit to assist local hospitals in implementing their Ebola response systems. What quickly became apparent was that the framework outlined was not only a simulation template for Ebola, but for any Highly Infectious Disease (HID).<br /><br />What has evolved is a 4-hour patient care simulation designed specifically for the patient care environment where a PUI would be cared for. This timeframe was chosen to allow sufficient time in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to test systems, and to allow for a change in patient care teams.</p>en
dc.subjectEbolaen
dc.subjectExerciseen
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.subjecthighly infectious diseaseen
dc.subjectToolkiten
dc.subject.cinahlEbola Virusen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Careen
dc.subject.cinahlSimulationsen
dc.subject.cinahlCommunicable Diseasesen
dc.subject.cinahlCommunicable Diseases--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Isolationen
dc.subject.cinahlAdulten
dc.subject.cinahlEmergency Medical Servicesen
dc.date.available2017-04-17T18:06:57Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-17T18:06:57Z-
dc.type.versionPre-printen
dc.publisherMESH Coalitionen
dc.description.sponsorshipMESH Coalitionen
dc.descriptionThis is a practical tool to help hospitals prepare for highly infectious patients. The background and pre-planning work have been done so clinicians can focus on patient care and identifying safety or patient care issues in their processes.en
dc.descriptionThis document was made available for free to the public on the MESH Coalition website at: http://www.meshcoalition.org/products/1u8ppo0i4o02ebuetqbywcgldfqgj6en
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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