Volume 2 Issue 2
A Growing Trend in Pediatric Nursing: Coaching
In modern nursing, nurses seek for different ways to express their knowledge and qualifications. The most important one of those ways is coaching. In coaching programs, nurses play an active role in the solving of health problems and development of health care system. According to some studies, this kind of programs/interventions resulted positive outcomes. Coaching, that is implemented in all fields of nursing such as pediatric nursing, comes out with positive outcomes.
The Perspectives of Emergency Personnel Regarding Ways to Improve Trauma Patient Handoffs in the Resuscitation Room
Jeremy Veldstra RN, Bonnie Raingruber* RN, PhD, BSN, CEN, Laurey Billings RN, Autumn Dennis RN, BSN, Paige Ver Steeg RN, MSN, Yvonne Hansen RN, BSN, CCRN, Jason Wells RN, BSN, CEN, Christine Allen RN, BSN, CEN, Jaime Heitmeyer RN, CEN, Holly-Anne Olmstead RN, BSN, Angie Chavez RN, Cynthia Blackson RN, BSN, Heather Koplin RN, Danise Seaters ACNP, MS, BSN
The current standard practice is for pre-hospital personnel to give a brief and concise patient handoff report when bringing a trauma patient to the emergency department resuscitation room. However, lack of communication skills on the part of hospital and pre-hospital personnel can lead to frustration and inaccurate communication of vital information that can influence patient care. When hospital personnel attempt to begin patient care prior to the completion of report, vital information can be missed and pre-hospital personnel often have to repeat critical patient history, delaying the transfer process.