What's Shocking the PACU? Providing Safe Patient Care for Electroconvulsive Therapy

Thu. September 19| 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM | Rooms 208-210

After this session you’ll be able to:

1. Discuss new modalities in the care of patients requiring electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

2. Describe practices for managing ECT patient flow for your department.

3. Explain how to merge profitability, staffing patterns, and other details for procedural care of unique patient populations.

Why this is important:

Electroconvulsive therapy is a renewed procedure that has the capability of giving patients a new lease on life. In order to take advantage of the positive outcomes ECT therapy offers, one must first define the fit for this specific patient population in the already busy postanesthesia care unit.

Jennifer Hignett will share the challenges her postanesthesia care team faced in incorporating ECT and the steps they implemented to make it worthwhile for the hospital and the patients alike. She will present strategies for preparing staff to care for this specific patient population, making room on the schedule, adjusting staffing patterns, assessing profitability, and updating care strategies to confront the new reality that exists for patients receiving ECT therapy. Take home tools to establish principles of your own for caring for patients post ECT therapy.

Track: PACU Manager Summit, PACU Manager Summit - Direct Credit

Registration Type: All Access Pass, PACU Manager Summit Only


Jennifer Hignett, BSN, RN-BC, CAPA

Jennifer Hignett, BSN, RN-BC, CAPA

Administrative Director of Perioperative Services, Neonatal ICU

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

Role: Speaker