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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Family-centered care, pediatric intensive care unit, stress, video-based education
Introduction: Parents of critically ill children undergo a great deal of stress. During a time when parents hope to see their children growing and thriving, parents are faced with life-altering decisions.
Methods: A literature review was conducted that included the following databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar. Articles were refined and appraised utilizing the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model. Evidence Findings: Nurses and staff serve as translators of information, providing support and resources to parents during their times of need. Family-centered care (FCC) is an evidence-based approach to including families in the care of their child and providing them with the support and resources they need to decrease parental stress levels. Video-based education is an effective approach to provide parents with standardized information and resources that can be viewed at any time.
Gaps: There are gaps in the literature related to the most effective models of implementation of FCC in intensive care pediatric settings.
Recommendations for Practice: The evidence supports the utilization of videobased education as a component of FCC in an urban children’s hospital pediatric intensive care unit.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Pediatric intensive care.
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2020 Leah Keune
Keune, Leah, "Optimizing Family-Centered Care in the PICU" (2020). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 133.