Parents’ Experience When Present During a Child’s Resuscitation: An Integrative Review

Published on Jan 4, 2019in Western Journal of Nursing Research1.46
· DOI :10.1177/0193945918822479
Stephanie A. Stewart1
Estimated H-index: 1
Understanding perceptions of parents is necessary to meet parents’ needs during a child’s resuscitation. Parent presence at pediatric resuscitations has been slow to become consistent practice in all hospital settings and remains controversial. The purpose of this integrative review was to synthesize research on parents’ experience while present during a child’s resuscitation to improve understanding for health care providers and to facilitate application in practice. Nine studies met inclusion criteria, identifying four major themes. Parents experienced conflicting emotions, articulated a need for communication and support, reported that being physically present was comforting, and described their reactions to the experience. The available research on parents’ experience during presence at their child’s resuscitation offers a foundation for further detailed study. Further study is needed about parents’ perspective of support needed while present during a child’s resuscitation, as well as about any long-t...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in European Journal of Pediatrics2.19
Cristina Parra2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona),
Maria Mele1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona)
+ 2 AuthorsCarles Luaces6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona)
The aim of this study is to describe the experience of parents present in the resuscitation room during the attention given to their children in the pediatric emergency department, and to identify areas for improvement in this regard. This was a prospective study carried out in a third-level pediatric hospital. Children with life-threatening pathologies are treated in the resuscitation room of the pediatric emergency department. A survey was carried out among parents present in the resuscitation...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Global heart
Diego Enríquez3
Estimated H-index: 3
Ricardo Mastandueno2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsEdgardo Szyld5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Background The question of whether or not to allow family to be present during resuscitation is relevant to everyday professional health care assistance, but it remains largely unexplored in the medical literature. Objectives We conducted an online survey with the aim of increasing our knowledge and understanding of this issue. Methods This is a cross-sectional, multicenter, descriptive, national, and international study using a web-based, voluntary survey. The survey was designed and distribute...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Journal of trauma nursing0.89
Jane S. Leske Rn15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee),
Natalie S. McAndrew7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
+ 1 AuthorsSuzanne Feetham14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) in patients who survived trauma from motor vehicle crashes (MVC) and gunshot wounds (GSW). A convenience sample of family members participated within three days of admission to critical care. Family m
Published on Jun 1, 2016in Critical Care Nurse1.29
Tracy Ann Pasek4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Pittsburgh),
Jodi Licata1
Estimated H-index: 1
BACKGROUND The presence of patients’ families during resuscitation has been an important practice issue. An American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) practice alert “Family Presence During Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures” supports family members of patients undergoing resuscitation being given the option of bedside presence. Parent Advocacy Group for Events of Resuscitation (PAGER) is an interdisciplinary collaborative in the pediatric intensive care unit. OBJECTIVES To ensure th...
Claudia Woolf1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Melbourne),
Frank Muscara11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Melbourne)
+ 1 AuthorsMaria McCarthy15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Royal Children's Hospital)
A systematic review of the literature investigating the early traumatic stress responses in parents of children diagnosed with a serious illness/injury. A literature review was conducted (September 2013) using Medline, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases. Twenty-four studies related to parents of children hospitalized due to diagnosis of cancer, type 1 diabetes, meningococcal disease, trauma or serious injury, preterm birth and other serious illnesses requiring admission to intensive care were includ...
Published on Jul 1, 2015in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine2.80
Lyvonne N. Tume9
Estimated H-index: 9
Minette Coetzee5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 7 AuthorsMartha A. Q. Curley33
Estimated H-index: 33
Objective: To identify and prioritize research questions of concern to the practice of pediatric critical care nursing practice. Design: One-day consensus conference. By using a conceptual framework by Benner et al describing domains of practice in critical care nursing, nine international nurse researchers presented state-of-the-art lectures. Each identified knowledge gaps in their assigned practice domain and then poised three research questions to fill that gap. Then, meeting participants pri...
Published on Feb 1, 2013in Journal of Critical Care2.78
Shanil Ebrahim35
Estimated H-index: 35
(McMaster University),
Simran Singh2
Estimated H-index: 2
Christopher S. Parshuram22
Estimated H-index: 22
Abstract Purpose To describe satisfaction, involvement, presence, and preferences of parents following their child's admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). Methods A survey, administered 1 month after their child's ICU admission, described perceptions of parental satisfaction with their interaction with healthcare providers, their presence during resuscitation, involvement in treatment decision-making, and preferences if events were to be re-enacted. Results One hundred three parents of 91 p...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Journal of Nursing Care Quality1.50
Rebecca Pankop1
Estimated H-index: 1
Karen Chang1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsTracy Spitzer1
Estimated H-index: 1
Family presence during resuscitation or invasive procedures is controversial, but research suggests multiple benefits. Professional organizations recommend developing family presence protocols; however, few hospitals have them. This integrative review examined research evidence regarding implemented
Martha A. Q. Curley33
Estimated H-index: 33
Elaine C. Meyer22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 4 AuthorsPaul R. Hickey43
Estimated H-index: 43
Rationale: Parent presence during invasive procedures and/or resuscitation is a relatively underdeveloped and controversial practice. Much of the concern stems from the apprehension of the medical community.Objectives: To evaluate whether implementation of formal practice guidelines and corresponding interprofessional education would improve clinicians’ sense of preparation and comfort in providing parents with options during their children’s procedures.Methods: Multiphase pre–post survey of (1)...
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Published on 2019in British journal of nursing
Leah Rosengarten (Northumbria University), Sasha Ban (Northumbria University)
Published on Jul 1, 2019in Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Stephanie Stewart (UI: University of Iowa), Stephanie A. Stewart
Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to elucidate the experiences of parents during their child's resuscitation in the hospital setting. Design and methods This qualitative descriptive study took place in a 280 bed children's hospital with parents whose children experienced resuscitation while they were present in the room or nearby. Semi-structured interviews were conducted between one and twelve months following a child's resuscitation. A rigorous thematic analysis was performed. Res...