Title

Pilot Testing of the Function Focused Care Intervention on an Acute Care Trauma Unit

Publication/Presentation Date

5-2013

Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of Function Focused Care for Acute Care (FFC-AC) on acute care trauma nurses. A single group pre/post repeated measure design was used with measurements completed at baseline, 3 and 9 months post implementation of the intervention. FFC-AC was implemented by a function focused care nurse champion and includes 3 components: (I) Environmental and Policy Assessments; (II) Education; and (III) Mentoring and Motivating. The nurses were willing to participate in the study and attend educational sessions. There was evidence that exposure to FFC-AC strengthened beliefs in the benefits of providing this type of care increased the amount of function focused care that nurses provided to patients.

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

241

Last Page

246

ISSN

1528-3984

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing

PubMedID

23489907

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing

Document Type

Article