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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150878
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploration of New Mattress Technologies to Reduce Healthcare Associated
Abstract:
Exploration of New Mattress Technologies to Reduce Healthcare Associated
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Korniewicz, Denise, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami
Title:Associate Dean for Research
Co-Authors:Vivian Padron Fajardo PhD, ARNP, Assistant Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of silver impregnated mattresses in disinfecting mattresses during and after use among medical and surgical patients.  
Methods: A repeated measures non-randomized clinical trial was conducted on medical (n=60) and surgical (N=79) patients. Bed mattress cultures were completed at four time intervals across four hospital floors (3 medical, 1 surgical). Culture swab specimens were obtained prior to admission, immediately after discharge, one hour after discharge and 24 hours after discharge. Basic descriptive statistics were performed on all demographics and univariate comparisons of culture growth across all four periods were performed using Cochran's Q test.  
Results: A total of 139 patients occupied the study beds, providing a total of 556 cultures.  Cochran Q comparison of nominal repeated measures indicated a significant increase in the growth of microorganisms (p<.001).   The GEE results demonstrated that the mattresses used by medical patients were 2.4 times more likely to be positive for microbial growth than mattresses used on surgical patients (OR = 2.4; CI, 1.4-4.1).
Conclusion: The use of Ag+ technologies appears to have an important promise with regard to the prevention of HAIs because of their qualities as natural and continuous disinfecting agents.  Therefore, we recommend that they be further investigated for use in clinical settings.
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.titleExploration of New Mattress Technologies to Reduce Healthcare Associateden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150878-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploration of New Mattress Technologies to Reduce Healthcare Associated</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Korniewicz, Denise, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean for Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dkorniewicz@miami.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Vivian Padron Fajardo PhD, ARNP, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of silver impregnated mattresses in disinfecting mattresses during and after use among medical and surgical patients.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/>Methods: A repeated measures non-randomized clinical trial was conducted on medical (n=60) and surgical (N=79) patients. Bed mattress cultures were completed at four time intervals across four hospital floors (3 medical, 1 surgical). Culture swab specimens were obtained prior to admission, immediately after discharge, one hour after discharge and 24 hours after discharge. Basic descriptive statistics were performed on all demographics and univariate comparisons of culture growth across all four periods were performed using Cochran's Q test.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/>Results:&nbsp;A total of 139 patients occupied the study beds, providing a total of 556 cultures.&nbsp; Cochran Q comparison of nominal repeated measures indicated a significant increase in the growth of microorganisms (p&lt;.001).&nbsp;&nbsp; The GEE results demonstrated that the mattresses used by medical patients were 2.4 times more likely to be positive for microbial growth than mattresses used on surgical patients (OR = 2.4; CI, 1.4-4.1). <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;The use of Ag+ technologies appears to have an important promise with regard to the prevention of HAIs because of their qualities as natural and continuous disinfecting agents.&nbsp; Therefore, we recommend that they be further investigated for use in clinical settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:45:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:45:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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