Nursing Practice Leader - Pediatric Pain Management University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Disclosure: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
This presentation will describe multiple, unique, interdisciplinary quality improvement initiatives and projects, led by a small group of nurses, which led to an improved approach to pediatric venipuncture. Initiatives to be shared are unique nursing initiatives (training models for a variety of clinicians, creation of professionally developed video resources, development of unit experts, availability of divisional experts via technology, practice prompts, tracking success/feedback/rewards, obtaining and ensuring availability of technology), patient support and parent collaboration (examples of documentation of support provided, development of an approach to identifying difficult access patients, parent access to analgesics, parent engagement through the interactive TV, websites, and appointment letters, parent outreach), interdisciplinary and organizational initiatives (in and out-patient phlebotomy process improvements, algorithm development and dissemination, engagement of hospital leadership through sharing IV success metrics and incidents, obtaining grants for further improvements).
Identify unique strategies to improve venipuncture experience in pediatric patients
Verbalize understanding of metrics to evaluate success of an expanded program to engage leadership
Identify methods to engage patient and caregivers to improve patient experience in the hospital and clinic settings