Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to identify negative and positive aspects of parental presence during a pediatric resusiciation.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify educational opportunites to encourage or promote parental presence during a pediatric resusication.
Methods: A questionnaire was made available to nurses, physicians, and nurse practioners (n=50). The questionnaire consisted of demographic information and questions concerning palliative care, educational experience and previous experiences with pediatric resusciation in a likert format. The questionnaire also included questions on positive and negative aspects on parental presence during a pediatric resusciation that the participants were able to express their thoughts.
Results: The respondents consisted of: nurses 25, physicians 23 and NP's 2. The majority of the respondents were not in favor of this practice and felt the negative aspects of this practice outweighed the positive aspects.
Conclusion: Education on parental presence is still needed with physicians and nurses with the potenital benefits that this practice may have with families.