Barriers to implementation of a hospital-based program for survivors of traumatic injury

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The Trauma Survivors Network is a multimodal program for trauma patients and their families. Despite training representatives of 30 trauma centers, only 3 have fully implemented the program. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to program implementation among trainees through in-depth phone interviews and an electronic survey. Although interviewees were positive about the Trauma Survivors Network concept, they identified numerous barriers to implementation. Trainee confidence in their ability to implement program components was predictive of their success. We recommend that future trainings include program advocacy, implementation skills, and an assessment of trainees' roles in the hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-99; quiz 100-1
JournalJournal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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