1081 Burrard Street
Jennifer Kryworuchko, PhD, RN, CNCC(C)
Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing
The provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has increased over the last ten years, and the mechanism of CPR delivery is much more effective due to advocacy efforts and education. Unfortunately the rate of survival for hospitalized patients is relatively unchanged; this is particularly true for certain patient populations – those with advanced medical illness and a high near-term risk of death. Patients and families remain poorly informed about CPR and experience difficulty sharing their values and preferences with healthcare professionals. We developed a novel video decision aid (CPR-VDA) to better prepare patients and their families for decision making about CPR (http://vimeo.com/48147363). Then, we conducted a prospective before-and-after study of the CPR-VDA at 3 Canadian academic teaching hospitals. This talk will discuss the findings, successes, and lessons learned from the CPR-VDA study.
Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.