Family Presence at the Bedside

Carter, Amy; Lester, Kim
October 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2008, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p96
Academic Journal
The article features the project of the intensive care unit (ICU) patient satisfaction team at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio to integrate family presence during resuscitation process. The start phase of project includes a five-item survey given to staff which identifies that education of the family is vital. Phase two indicates that a protocol improves the family presence and phase three compiles the data of all surveys. A video records various scenarios that the staff might encounter like excessive emotions of the family members.


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