Cristina Parra Cotanda

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Over the last decades, health care has been moving away from the paternalistic model, to one of family-centered care. In the pediatric emergency department, this new trend has led to parents playing a larger role in the health care of children, particularly during invasive procedures and/or resuscitation. Despite the increased attention to family presence,(More)
INTRODUCTION Paediatric Emergency Departments (PED) should have written disaster plans, to ensure a rapid and efficient response. OBJECTIVES 1) to determine if Spanish PED have written disaster plans, 2) to describe the characteristics of these plans, and 3) if paediatric victims were included in them. MATERIAL AND METHODS Descriptive multicentre study(More)
INTRODUCTION In the recent years, parents are playing an important role in Pediatric Emergency Department (PED), and wish to be present when invasive procedures (IP) are performed. OBJECTIVES 1) To compare the presence of parents during IP in PED in Spain between 2008 and 2012. 2) To compare the arguments to restrict the presence and problems arising from(More)
OBJECTIVES Family presence (FP) during invasive procedures (IPs) in children remains controversial among pediatric emergency department (PED) staff. The authors aimed to determine health care providers' attitudes toward FP during IPs in Spain, to learn whether parents are given the option of being present during different IPs, and to study which factors(More)
INTRODUCTION Improving patient experience must become a priority in paediatric emergency departments. This experience is often studied by surveying parents, and not children directly. The aim of this study was to assess the patient experience of children attended in a Paediatric Emergency Department (PED). PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective descriptive(More)
INTRODUCTION Parental participation in medical decisions involving their children is essential and family presence during invasive procedures (IP) is fundamental. OBJECTIVES 1) To determine the frequency of parental presence during different IP in Spanish Paediatrics Emergency Departments (PED). 2) To assess the reasons for restricting parental presence.(More)
Disasters are situations or events that overwhelm local capacity and can cause great damage and human suffering. Disasters are uncommon but their consequences may be extremely serious; that is why it is absolutely necessary that health care providers become fully prepared. The paediatric population is especially vulnerable to disasters effects, and so(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a disaster preparedness training program in a Paediatric Emergency Department (PED). METHODS A quasi-experimental study was conducted using an anonymous questionnaire that was distributed to health care providers of a PED in a tertiary paediatric hospital. The questions concerned the(More)
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