Death of a Child in the Emergency Department

Title

Death of a Child in the Emergency Department

Creator

O’Malley P; Barata IA; Snow SK; Shook Joan E; Ackerman AD; Chun TH; Conners GP; Dudley NC; Fuchs SM; Gorelick MH; Lane NE; Moore BR; Wright JL; Benjamin LS; Barata IA; Alade K; Arms J; Avarello JT; Baldwin S; Brown K; Cantor RM; Cohen A; Dietrich AM; Eakin PJ; Gausche-Hill M; Gerardi M; Graham CJ; Holtzman DK; Hom J; Ishimine P; Jinivizian H; Joseph M; Mehta S; Ojo A; Paul AZ; Pauze DR; Pearson NM; Rosen B; Russell WS; Saidinejad M; Sloas HA; Schwartz GR; Swenson O; Valente Jonathan H; Waseem M; Whiteman PJ; Woolridge D; Snow SK; Vicioso M; Herrin SA; Nagle JT; Cadwell SM; Goodman RL; Johnson ML; Frankenberger WD; Renaker AM; Tomoyasu FS

Publisher

Journal Of Emergency Nursing

Date

2014

Subject

Death of a Child; Emergency department

Description

The death of a child in the emergency department (ED) is one of the most challenging problems facing ED clinicians. This revised technical report and accompanying policy statement reaffirm principles of patient- and family-centered care. Recent literature is examined regarding family presence, termination of resuscitation, bereavement responsibilities of ED clinicians, support of child fatality review efforts, and other issues inherent in caring for the patient, family, and staff when a child dies in the ED. Appendices are provided that offer an approach to bereavement activities in the ED, carrying out forensic responsibilities while providing compassionate care, communicating the news of the death of a child in the acute setting, providing a closing ritual at the time of terminating resuscitation efforts, and managing the child with a terminal condition who presents near death in the ED.
2014-07

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

e83-e101

Issue

4

Volume

40

Citation

O’Malley P; Barata IA; Snow SK; Shook Joan E; Ackerman AD; Chun TH; Conners GP; Dudley NC; Fuchs SM; Gorelick MH; Lane NE; Moore BR; Wright JL; Benjamin LS; Barata IA; Alade K; Arms J; Avarello JT; Baldwin S; Brown K; Cantor RM; Cohen A; Dietrich AM; Eakin PJ; Gausche-Hill M; Gerardi M; Graham CJ; Holtzman DK; Hom J; Ishimine P; Jinivizian H; Joseph M; Mehta S; Ojo A; Paul AZ; Pauze DR; Pearson NM; Rosen B; Russell WS; Saidinejad M; Sloas HA; Schwartz GR; Swenson O; Valente Jonathan H; Waseem M; Whiteman PJ; Woolridge D; Snow SK; Vicioso M; Herrin SA; Nagle JT; Cadwell SM; Goodman RL; Johnson ML; Frankenberger WD; Renaker AM; Tomoyasu FS, “Death of a Child in the Emergency Department,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14795.

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