Shock Trauma/SICU Patient Family Advisory Group
This advisory group is made of former patients and/or family members who have experienced the stress of being in the ICU, with a majority of the members having been a patient and/or family member of the Shock Trauma ICU. Our advisors also facilitate a monthly Trauma Support Group for any patients and/or loved ones who may have need of it. Our advisors work with the nurse educator and nurse manager of SICU/STU to help develop patient/family education materials. The group recently completed a set of ICU and ICU wait room guidelines so that loved ones can partner in patient care while maintaining a safe environment for all involved. We are currently working on an admission packet for families coming into the trauma unit, as well as a process for handling overnight admissions to the unit. If you would like to become an advisor for Shock Trauma/SICU advisory group, please contact Jennifer Edmunds at 706-721-0278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Whitney and Jennifer Edmunds
Projects and Accomplishments
Education project that includes illustrations of all the body systems so that the nursing/medical staff can print them out and draw on them for the families to explain injuries to them
Computerized flash model of head injuries for our families
Waiting room guidelines for SICU/ STU
Badging process for overnight loved ones in the waiting room.