Title

Effects of Predictive Indicators of Mechanical Ventilation Education on Multidisciplinary Collaboration in the Critical Care Setting

Date of Award/Publication

4-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing

First Supervisor

Nancy Wilk

Second Supervisor

Heather McGrane Minton

Abstract

Title: Effects of Predictive Indicators of Mechanical Ventilation Education on Multidisciplinary Collaboration in the Critical Care Setting

Background: A multidisciplinary approach to patient care inclusive of nursing can result in positive outcomes. As such, it is critical that nurses understand protocols and predictive indicators for successful weaning. By increasing nurses’ knowledge in these areas, there is potential for an increase in collaborative care opportunities and better patient outcomes.

Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of nursing-led predictive indicators of mechanical ventilation education on multidisciplinary collaboration.

Methodology: The QI project occurred over 45 days and included a self-paced online presentation on predictive indicators of ventilator weaning; its impact on multidisciplinary collaboration was measured with pre and post evaluations using the Interprofessional Collaboration Scale (IPC). All registered nurses that were intensive care unit trained were invited to participate. All analyses were conducted using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences Statistics 24.

Setting: Mixed intensive and progressive care unit in a teaching hospital in Western New York.

Results: Three subscales and the total sum were analyzed. A paired samples t-test showed no significant difference between the three subscales and total sum pre-test and post-test after the educational intervention.

Conclusion: This study highlights that continued research is needed regarding the relationship between interprofessional collaboration and predicative indicators of mechanical ventilation.

Keywords: Mechanical ventilation, Extubation, Weaning readiness, Ventilation Education, Multidisciplinary Collaboration.

Comments

Anticipating exploring publication in the coming year.

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