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CRITICAL CARE NURSES OPINION AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE OF CLOSING AN OPEN ICU IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER FREE TO VIEW

Hesham H. El Gamal, MD, FCCP*; Patricia Pollack, BA, RVT, RDC; Deborah S. Schramko, CPMSM; Anders Jacobson, RN; Kim Baumgartner, RN; Gloria Pierce, MBA; David Franzblau, MD
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Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH


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Chest. 2007;132(4_MeetingAbstracts):546c-547. doi:10.1378/chest.132.4_MeetingAbstracts.546c
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PURPOSE: To test the Knowledge and openion of the critical care nurses about closed ICU model and how that may affect thier job satisfaction.

METHODS: Self adminstered survey to the critical care nurses working in an open ICU model.

RESULTS: The overall response rate was 82% (41 out of 50 nurses). 44% of the responders have less than 5 years of ICU experience,23% have beween 5 to 10 years,and 33% have 10 years or more. 35% reported job satisfaction that changes on daily bases in the open ICU. 13% disagreed that closed model improve outcome, and 28% were undecided, and could not tell whether their job satisfaction will improve. 16% of the responders disagreed with the semi-closed ICU model, and 42% remained undecided. 94% agreed that ICU patient should be managed by qualified doctors ( intensivists) although 28% could not define who is the intesivist. 10% thought intensivist management may disrupt the patient continuity of care, and 10% were undecided. There was no correlation between years of experience and opinion, knowledge or attitude toward this organizational change.

CONCLUSION: There is variability in critical care nurses knowledge about ICU organizational changes.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: More education is needed about ICU organizational changes and patient outcome.Nurses education about closed ICU and intensivist role is required before changing an open to closed ICU.

DISCLOSURE: Hesham El Gamal, No Financial Disclosure Information; No Product/Research Disclosure Information

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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