Nursing at Children’s Hospital Boston
EZ-ON® Vest: A Cost Effective Alternative for Transportation of the Casted Child
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NAON conference EZon vest poster 5-11-10

Published for National Association of Orthopedic Nurses as an alternative for ambulance transportation for casted children
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Healthcare      
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Transcripts - NAON conference EZon vest poster 5-11-10

  • 1. Nursing at Children’s Hospital Boston EZ-ON® Vest: A Cost Effective Alternative for Transportation of the Casted Child Lindsey Elliott BSN, RN, CPN, CPST Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA •Since January 2009 over 24 vests have been distributed to families saving approximately $10,848 in ambulance fees •Staff have expressed that they have more time to focus on direct patient care instead of researching discharge transportation •Parents expressed that they are comfortable with using the vests and demonstrate appropriate use Background/Purpose: In accordance with the 2008 Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety law, which requires all children under the age of 8 years or 57 inches to be properly fastened and secured by a child passenger safety restraint, Children's Hospital Boston began its initiative to ensure that all patients are discharged from the hospital with the correct child passenger restraint. •Car Seat Program and Nursing staff use a Spica doll named Holly Hipster for hands on demonstration Evaluation: Once family has received education and can demonstrate proper application of the vest the patient can be discharged Assessme nt: Casted child that is unable to ride sitting upright is admitted and the Car Seat Program is notified Implementatio n: The child is measured for the appropriate vest and parents are educated not only on how to fit the vest on to the child, but also on how to place the child into their vehicle Methods of Learning: Appropriate Uses: Goals: Nursing Implications: Conclusion: To educate both staff and families about the EZ- ON® Vest as an alternative to transporting their casted child home following discharge from the hospital. •Potential cost savings of $452 per ambulance transfer •Allows for safe transportation to follow-up appointments •Saves Nursing staff time with reduction of preparation and planning for ambulance transfer The vest comes in two different sizes and fits children ages 2-12 years and up to 100 lbs The vest comes in two different sizes and fits children ages 2-12 years and up to 100 lbs The affected extremity lays against the back of the seat The affected extremity lays against the back of the seat The lap and shoulder belts are passed through the harness and latched into the locking clip securely fastening the patient in the backseat The lap and shoulder belts are passed through the harness and latched into the locking clip securely fastening the patient in the backseat •Home Care Instruction Sheets are provided for families and staff to review •Car Seat Program contact information is provided •An EZ-ON® Vest power point presentation is available for parents and staff to watch prior to using the vest

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