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Sharing Best Practices in Comfort Theory For Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Mon June 25, 2012 Twitter Conversation Q: @KathyKolcaba The feedback has been great! Thank you so much for the information! We will be in touch regarding further communications! A: @ErinCarline thanks - fun for me too. I learned a lot tonight thx to you all & @BetseyMerkel Q: @KathyKolcaba Have you seen measurable changes in pt. you are enduring chronic illness? # ComfortLine A: @carolinep1982 Not fast enough to graduate! Q: @KathyKolcaba Are there any areas of nursing that the comfort theory is NOT applicable to? #ComfortLine A: @ErinCarline So far, I think psyc is the toughest because of meds, low self esteem, and unhealthy self-comfort strategies. Any CRNA ??? Q: @KathyKolcaba How frequently is the comfort behavior checklist to be used? q 4 q8? #ComfortLine A: @carolinep1982 depends on the study or purpose Q: How can you comfort someone who is really nervous when doing presentations? #ComfortLine
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A: @carolinep1982 people in audience must smile back to the speaker Q: @KathyKolcaba Does increasing comfort measures ever come at the cost of decreasing patient motivation/self sufficiency? #ComfortLine A: @ErinCarline We all have to come out of our comfort zones at times. But comfort strengthens us for these tasks Q: @KathyKolcaba What nursing theorists influence you the most? Did you have a personal experience that influenced you? #ComfortLine A: @carolinep1982 I believe Erin cited in her preso Orlando, Henderson, and Paterson & Zderad. My stint as on Alzheimers unit Q: @KathyKolcaba The comfort behavior checklist downloaded from your website #ComfortLine A: @ErinCarline from my experience and familiarity with observational instruments Q:@KathyKolcaba My professor is Dr. Gail Pittroff...it is an awesome assignment? #ComfortLine A: @carolinep1982 A great way for "modern" interaction! A good opportunity for me. Q:@KathyKolcaba Do you feel the comfort thoery is applicable to education? Does student comfort level increase their learning ability? A: @ErinCarline We'll be posting "A Novel Theory for Nsg Education: Comfort Theory" on blog. Look for it from J of Holistic Nsg Q: @KathyKolcaba In the ICU I have many patients that are intubated and often awake; what are your thoughts on making them comfortable? A: @JustinElliott88 A way to communicate their comfort needs, nurses who are sensitive to body language Q: @KathyKolcaba regarding your questionairre: How did you derive these 28 questions? #ComfortLine
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A: @KathyKolcaba regarding your questionairre: How did you derive these 28 questions? #ComfortLine Q: @carolinep1982 who is the prof? Thx for a great assignment! A: @KathyKolcaba#ComfortLine I am a student but that question was from my professor Q:@KathyKolcaba How important is primary preventative education to your nursing theory? #ComfortLine A: @ErinCarline Its always an important intervention which can be put into the CF and studied for effectiveness Q: @KathyKolcaba How long did it take for you to develop your theory? #ComfortLine A: @carolinep1982 I'm still developing it! Last 20-25 years i have been cogitating Q:@KathyKolcaba How easy or difficult has it been to get physician colleagues to collaborate toward achieving comfort A: @cpatton5 If administrators promote, physicans follow Q: @KathyKolcaba What is the uptake of the theory in hospice? This is a area that is dedicated to comfort #ComfortLine A: @ErinCarline what does uptake mean? Q: @KathyKolcaba What is the uptake of the theory in hospice? This is a area that is dedicated to comfort #ComfortLine A: @carolinep1982 @ErinCarline thanks Q: @KathyKolcaba @ErinCarline All of the students are creating tweets, we are typing for some of them #ComfortLine Q: @KathyKolcaba #ComfortLine Question: What are possible comfort measures a nurse can implement for smokers/ addicts? A: @carolinep1982 the person has to find their own. nurse suggests possibilities
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Q:@KathyKolcaba Question: What ways would comfort help smokers/ addicts overcome their addiction? A: @carolinep1982 Addictions r difficult - unhealthy comfort strategies. Need to find healthy ones, & reasons for doing so. Q: @KathyKolcaba Ready to start our Comfort Theory Discussion! Looking forward to lots of insight! #ComfortLine A: @ErinCarline Ready, set, go. How many students have Twitter with them? Resource Links Comfort Theory Tweet FEST hosted by Erin Carline RN BSN CCRN: The Comfort Theory for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, Missouri for her class of 25 nurse anesthesia and nurse practitioners with Katharine Kolcaba, RN, MSN, PhD. • Twitter http://twitter.com/kathykolcaba ● PPT http://www.slideshare.net/KathyKolcaba/erin-kolcaba ● Comfort Theory handout http://www.scribd.com/doc/98122346/Comfort-Theory-Handout06252012 ● Twitter Instructions http://www.scribd.com/doc/98122348/LIVETWITTER-CONVERSATION-with-Dr-K-06252012 ● Article: Comfort Theory Conversations With Dr. K! http://comfortisstrength.blogspot.com/2012/06/june-25-2012-comforttheory.html ● Article: Sharing Best Practices in Comfort Theory For Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) http://comfortisstrength.blogspot.com/2012/06/sharing-best-practicesin-comfort.html

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Find, Friend, Follow, and Share Comfort Is Strength Links! • • • • • • • • • • • • • Website http://www.comfortisstrength.net Blog http://comfortisstrength.blogspot.com/ Daily News http://paper.li/KathyKolcaba/1339102308 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ComfortIsStrength Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykolcaba/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/111152426790972245527 Klout http://klout.com/kathykolcaba Livestream http://www.livestream.com/comfortisstrength Scribd http://www.scribd.com/KathyKolcaba Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/KathyKolcaba The Comfort Line http://thecomfortline.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/kathykolcaba You Tube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWbUr6J85eSZQaY5CC0HVVQ

Copyright 2012 Katharine Kolcaba, RN, MSN, PhD. Creative Commons 3.0 AttributionNoncommercial-No Derivative Works. The Comfort Line, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022. E-mail: kathykolcaba@yahoo.com Phone: 440-655-2098 Web: http://thecomfortline.com/

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