With family-centered care being a key element of nursing, it has become evident that critical times should include family. In this project, emergency department (ED) staff was educated on family presence during resuscitation events and its importance and then given a policy and procedure to put into practice. The aim of project was to determine the effectiveness of these methods in changing the culture of this ED.
A one-time postintervention survey was utilized to learn whether nurses were making this policy their practice. Prior to the intervention, family would be asked to wait outside until resuscitation events had ended. After the intervention, 13 of the 19 responses indicated that family was included in resuscitation events. In the remaining 6 cases, no family members arrived at the hospital in time. This project demonstrated the effectiveness of education and a well-directed policy in changing practice.
|Commitee:||Gallo, Ana-Maria, Kumrow, David E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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