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Nurses' Views and Current Practice of Trauma-Informed Pediatric Nursing Care.

TitleNurses' Views and Current Practice of Trauma-Informed Pediatric Nursing Care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKassam-Adams N, Rzucidlo S, Campbell M, Good G, Bonifacio E, Slouf K, Schneider S, McKenna C, Hanson CA, Grather D
JournalJ Pediatr Nurs
Date Published2014 Dec 3
ISSN1532-8449
Abstract

Grounded in research on posttraumatic stress etiology, "trauma-informed pediatric care" integrates understanding of posttraumatic stress, and specific practices to reduce posttraumatic stress, into clinical care of ill or injured children. Across five level I or II pediatric trauma centers, 232 nurses completed a survey of knowledge, opinions, self-rated competence, and current practice with regard to trauma-informed nursing care. Participants were knowledgeable and generally held favorable opinions about trauma-informed care. The majority considered themselves moderately competent in a range of relevant skills; their recent practice showed most variability with regard to teaching patients and parents how to cope with upsetting experiences.

DOI10.1016/j.pedn.2014.11.008
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Nurs
PubMed ID25481863