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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148627
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Case of Survival: Living Through Necrotizing Fasciitis
Abstract:
A Case of Survival: Living Through Necrotizing Fasciitis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Farris, Lorinda, WHNP, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:U.S. Air Force, Malcolm Grow Medical Center
Title:WHNP, Major, U.S. Air Force Reserves
Co-Authors:Quincealea Brunk, RN, PhD; Sandra O'Sullivan, RN, MS, CCRN
[Clinical Session Presentation] Practicing nurses are responsible for the nursing care of many patients with infections, but none or few are more in need of holistic nursing care than those with necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial infection that is characterized by the destruction of skin and the soft tissues beneath it, including fat and the fascia covering the muscles. The tissues often die rapidly and the patient is sometimes said to be infected with ?flesh-eating? bacteria.  When this rare but often fatal infection is encountered, knowledge of the disease process, treatment options, multiple complications, and expected clinical outcomes are essential knowledge for the nurse to plan for and provide quality care. This session discusses necrotizing fasciitis using an evidence-based approach from the current research literature and a patient case study. In this case, necrosis of the tissues developed and expanded quickly from an everyday occurrence in a 47 year old, professional woman.  The disease process required hospitalization for almost two months and multiple surgical interventions.  Nursing management in the acute care and community based settings was essential to recovery.  Particularly as it pertains to various women?s healthcare issues, the devastating nature of the disease and treatments required extended therapies for psychosocial adjustment and return to activities of daily living.  Holistic and multidisciplinary interventions were integrated providing a sense of empowerment and feminine well-being. This presentation will include evidence- based comprehensive management for patient care, as well as psychosocial, extended therapy, and follow-up care required for successful outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Case of Survival: Living Through Necrotizing Fasciitisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148627-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Case of Survival: Living Through Necrotizing Fasciitis</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Farris, Lorinda, WHNP, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">U.S. Air Force, Malcolm Grow Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">WHNP, Major, U.S. Air Force Reserves</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Rinnp@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Quincealea Brunk, RN, PhD; Sandra O'Sullivan, RN, MS, CCRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Practicing nurses are responsible for the nursing care of many patients with infections, but none or few are more in need of holistic nursing care than those with necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial infection that is characterized by the destruction of skin and the soft tissues beneath it, including fat and the fascia covering the muscles. The tissues often die rapidly and the patient is sometimes said to be infected with ?flesh-eating? bacteria.&nbsp; When this rare but often fatal infection is encountered, knowledge of the disease process, treatment options, multiple complications, and expected clinical outcomes are essential knowledge for the nurse to plan for and provide quality care. This session discusses necrotizing fasciitis using an evidence-based approach from the current research literature and a patient case study. In this case, necrosis of the tissues developed and expanded quickly from an everyday occurrence in a 47 year old, professional woman.&nbsp; The disease process required hospitalization for almost two months and multiple surgical interventions.&nbsp; Nursing management in the acute care and community based settings was essential to recovery.&nbsp; Particularly as it pertains to various women?s healthcare issues, the devastating nature of the disease and treatments required extended therapies for psychosocial adjustment and return to activities of daily living.&nbsp; Holistic and multidisciplinary interventions were integrated providing a sense of empowerment and feminine well-being. This presentation will include evidence- based comprehensive management for patient care, as well as psychosocial, extended therapy, and follow-up care required for successful outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:48:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:48:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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