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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2019

Tracey Wilson

Speaker at Nursing World Conference 2019 - Tracey Wilson
University of Maryland, United States
Title : Enhancing recovery from a critical illness through implementation of a patient diary program

Abstract:

This session will discuss the rationale for the implementation of a patient diary program. As survival rates continue to improve for the critically ill patient a new syndrome has emerged which poses a threat to optimal recovery. This syndrome, known as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, affects the patient’s ability to fully engage in recovery for a variety of reasons. Patients recovering from a critical illness often have memory lapses and disillusions of events that effect psychosocial recovery. By implementing a diary while inpatient, the patient has an opportunity to reflect back on his stay and help to fill in the memory gaps and place delusional memories into context to aid in psychological recovery. The use of a patient diary encourages engagement of the healthcare team with the patient/family and increases patient/ family satisfaction.

Take Away Notes:

• Discuss the significance of recovery following an acute/critical illness

• Identify patients who may benefit from a diary

• Discuss the importance of recovery as part of the continuum of the patient care

Biography:

Tracey Wilson works in the Medical ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center as Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for over 14 years. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her interests include palliative care, post-intensive care syndrome, precepting and advancing nursing practice.
Kimberly Bowers works in the Medical ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center as Clinical Program Director for 12 years. She serves as a preceptor in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her interests include resuscitation, post intensive care syndrome and patient quality/safety.

 

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