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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Rhonda Bender ('11-'12)

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/institute/fellows/bender.html

2011-2012 Recipient

Background

Rhonda Bender PhotoRhonda Bender, RN, MS, FNP-BC from Bagley, Minn., whose focus is family presence during resuscitation in a rural Midwestern medical center. .

Capstone Project

Impact of Adopting Guidelines Supporting Family Presence During Resuscitation on a Rural Midwestern Medical Center

The purpose of this project was to adopt clinical practice guidelines supporting the option of FPDR based on written institutional policy and staff education.  The corresponding study sought to answer the clinical question - In a rural Midwestern medical center, how does adoption of a written policy and staff education supporting FPDR based on current evidence impact (a) nurses’ perceptions of risks and benefits of FPDR measured pre/post-education using the Family Presence Risk-Benefit Scale (FPR-BS), (b) nurses’ report of self-confidence in skills needed for facilitating family centered support during resuscitation measured pre/post-education using the Family Presence Self-confidence Scale (FPS-CS), and (c) the clinical practice of FPDR measured retrospectively by chart review two months pre-intervention, two months during intervention, and two months post-intervention, compared to current practice (no current policy, no staff education, and inconsistent clinical practice of FPDR)?