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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151426
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preventing Aspiration Pneumonia: Dysphagia and Oral Care
Abstract:
Preventing Aspiration Pneumonia: Dysphagia and Oral Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:McKenzie, Margaret A., BA, LPN
P.I. Institution Name:George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Title:Student Nurse Technician
Co-Authors:Susan B. Childress, RN, MN, OCN
Nosocomial pneumonia (NP) affects a significant number of patients on acute care units, elevating their risk of death and disability.  Hospitals can reduce NP rates by implementing protective policies that emphasize oral care, positional protection and routine aspiration assessment. Staff nurses at the George Wahlen Veterans Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City implemented a protocol for routine assessment and care for patients with dysphagia and other risk factors for NP.  The primary outcome of this intervention was improved documentation of oral care.  The protocol showed a positive effect on patient care with decreases in numbers of NP patients retained on the AMU.  The presentation poster showed risk factors, interventions, findings and outcomes of a research-based protocol. The poster was designed to educate other staff nurses about the potential for implementing similar programs elsewhere.
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.titlePreventing Aspiration Pneumonia: Dysphagia and Oral Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151426-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Preventing Aspiration Pneumonia: Dysphagia and Oral Care</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McKenzie, Margaret A., BA, LPN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Student Nurse Technician</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pegmcken39@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan B. Childress, RN, MN, OCN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nosocomial pneumonia (NP) affects a significant number of patients on acute care units, elevating their risk of death and disability.&nbsp; Hospitals can reduce NP rates by implementing protective policies that emphasize oral care, positional protection and routine aspiration assessment. Staff nurses at the George Wahlen Veterans Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City implemented a protocol for routine assessment and care for patients with dysphagia and other risk factors for NP.&nbsp; The primary outcome of this intervention was improved documentation of oral care.&nbsp; The protocol showed a positive effect on patient care with decreases in numbers of NP patients retained on the AMU.&nbsp; The presentation poster showed risk factors, interventions, findings and outcomes of a research-based protocol. The poster was designed to educate other staff nurses about the potential for implementing similar programs elsewhere.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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