Pilot Testing of the Function Focused Care Intervention on an Acute Care Trauma Unit
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.
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Burket, T., Hippensteel, D., Penrod, J., & Resnick, B. (2013). Pilot testing of the function focused care intervention on an acute care trauma unit. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), 34(3), 241-246. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2013.02.001
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
Patient Care Services / Nursing