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Family Presence in the Adult Burn Intensive Care Unit During Dressing Changes

Author(s): Sarah M. Bishop, RN, BSN, CCRN, Mandi D. Walker, RN, MSN, CCRN, I. Mark Spivak, RN, BSN, CEN

Contact Hours: 1.00

CERP B: 1.00

Expires Feb 01, 2017

Topics: SkinWoundFamilyCenteredCare

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

To improve communication, discharge readiness, and satisfaction of burn patients and their families.


  • Apply core concepts of a patient-and family-centered care model to improve delivery of nursing care to burn patients and their families.
  • Create a checklist of anticipated nursing interventions to discuss with families prior to (burn) dressing changes.
  • Analyze how one hospital’s success with family presence during burn dressing changes may facilitate a practice change within one’s own work environment.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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