A Needs Assessment to Address Family Presence During Resuscitation Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Dimsdale, Carolina
    • Affiliation: School of Nursing
  • Despite evidence that Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR) improves family satisfaction with the end of life experience in the intensive care unit and can improve family’s psychological outcomes there are no additional resources or guidelines to assist healthcare professionals with implementing FPDR at a large academic medical center in the southeastern United States. The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic needs assessment in order to provide recommendations for implementation of FPDR guidelines in the hospital's adult intensive care units. Multi-disciplinary members of the adult code team (n = 200) were surveyed online regarding their beliefs, experience with and decision making regarding FPDR. The needs assessment provided a realistic perspective of the institution’s existing practices and a glimpse of potential barriers to implementation of guidelines that will be necessary to address in order to establish change. Analysis of the needs assessment data showed four issues related to FPDR; varying comfort with FPDR, resistance, uncertainty in role, and supporting factors.
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  • Black, Beth
  • Zomorodi, Meg
  • Engel, Jill
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016

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