Emergency nurses' current practices and understanding of family presence during CPR.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209261
Title:
Emergency nurses' current practices and understanding of family presence during CPR.
Authors:
Madden, Eilis; Condon, Carol
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Road, Cork City, Ireland. , madden_eilis@hotmail.com
Citation:
J Emerg Nurs. 2007 Oct;33(5):433-40.
Journal:
Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency, Department Nurses Association
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209261
DOI:
10.1016/j.jen.2007.06.024
PubMed ID:
17884472
Abstract:
PURPOSE: To examine emergency nurses' current practices and understanding of family presence during CPR in the emergency department, Cork University Hospital, Republic of Ireland. METHOD: A quantitative descriptive design was used in the study. A questionnaire developed by ENA was distributed to emergency nurses working in a level I trauma emergency department at Cork University Hospital. The total sample number was 90, including all emergency nurses with at least 6 months' emergency nursing experience. RESULTS: Emergency nurses often took families to the bedside during resuscitation efforts (58.9%) or would do so if the opportunity arose (17.8%). A high percentage (74.4%) of respondents would prefer a written policy allowing the option of family presence during CPR. The most significant barrier to family witnessed resuscitation (FWR) was conflicts occurring within the emergency team. The most significant facilitator to FWR was a greater understanding of health care professionals on the benefits of FWR to patients and families, indicating the need for educational development. CONCLUSION: The findings of the study and previously published studies indicate the need for development of written polices and guidelines on the practice to meet the needs of patients, families, and staff by providing consistent, safe, and caring practices for all involved in the resuscitation process. Recommendations of the study include the development of a written policy and an educational programme on the safe implementation and practices of FWR.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; *Attitude of Health Personnel; *Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/nursing/psychology; Choice Behavior; Emergency Nursing/education/*organization & administration; Emergency Service, Hospital/organization & administration; Family/*psychology; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Services Needs and Demand; Hospitals, University; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Nurse's Role/psychology; Nursing Methodology Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital/education/organization & administration/*psychology; Organizational Policy; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Professional-Family Relations; Questionnaires; Trauma Centers; Visitors to Patients/education/*psychology
ISSN:
0099-1767 (Print); 0099-1767 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorMadden, Eilisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCondon, Carolen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:16:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:16:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:16:31Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Emerg Nurs. 2007 Oct;33(5):433-40.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0099-1767 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0099-1767 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid17884472en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jen.2007.06.024en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209261-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To examine emergency nurses' current practices and understanding of family presence during CPR in the emergency department, Cork University Hospital, Republic of Ireland. METHOD: A quantitative descriptive design was used in the study. A questionnaire developed by ENA was distributed to emergency nurses working in a level I trauma emergency department at Cork University Hospital. The total sample number was 90, including all emergency nurses with at least 6 months' emergency nursing experience. RESULTS: Emergency nurses often took families to the bedside during resuscitation efforts (58.9%) or would do so if the opportunity arose (17.8%). A high percentage (74.4%) of respondents would prefer a written policy allowing the option of family presence during CPR. The most significant barrier to family witnessed resuscitation (FWR) was conflicts occurring within the emergency team. The most significant facilitator to FWR was a greater understanding of health care professionals on the benefits of FWR to patients and families, indicating the need for educational development. CONCLUSION: The findings of the study and previously published studies indicate the need for development of written polices and guidelines on the practice to meet the needs of patients, families, and staff by providing consistent, safe, and caring practices for all involved in the resuscitation process. Recommendations of the study include the development of a written policy and an educational programme on the safe implementation and practices of FWR.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Attitude of Health Personnelen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/nursing/psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshChoice Behavioren_GB
dc.subject.meshEmergency Nursing/education/*organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital/organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshFamily/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demanden_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Universityen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role/psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Researchen_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital/education/organization & administration/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshOrganizational Policyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topicen_GB
dc.subject.meshProfessional-Family Relationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshTrauma Centersen_GB
dc.subject.meshVisitors to Patients/education/*psychologyen_GB
dc.titleEmergency nurses' current practices and understanding of family presence during CPR.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEmergency Department, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Road, Cork City, Ireland. , madden_eilis@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency, Department Nurses Associationen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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