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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152138
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Anemia Management in the Orthopaedic Patient A Nursing Perspective
Abstract:
Anemia Management in the Orthopaedic Patient A Nursing Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Mingo, Heather E., RN, BScN, MSc, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:QEII Health Sciences Centre
Title:Program Manager
[Research Presentation] An opportunity to improve nurses' decision-making in anemia treatment in the orthopaedic patient was identified by the program coordinator of the Blood Conservation Program and the orthopaedic clinical nurse educators. The purpose of the project was to develop a tool for nurses to assess anemia, or risk for anemia, in postoperative orthopaedic patients. The 'tool" included identification of appropriate nursing strategies to manage anemia. A guideline was developed to support nurses in their clinical decisions related to the management of anemia in orthopaedic patients.áThe project included: A literature review to identify best practice in anemia management; Development of the "tool" for nurses to use with anemia in orthopaedic patients; Developing/adopting best practice guidelines for anemia management; Developing a patient teaching pamphlet on management of anemia; Providing nursing education on anemia management and how to use the "tool"; Assessing nursing knowledge by developing and implementing a pre/post test; and Satisfaction survey to evaluate patient outcomes (To be developed). There are many strategies to manage anemia other than blood transfusion. Hemoglobin can be increased by several options including EPO, oral and IV iron, vitamin supplements, as well as a high iron diet. This project helped build nurses' confidence and offers a framework for making patient care decisions for management of postoperative anemia during hospital admission and after discharge.á We feel that this project has developed a standardized approach to the follow-up of identified anemic patients. Poster and pocket cards were developed for staff and contributed to the project's success.
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.titleAnemia Management in the Orthopaedic Patient A Nursing Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152138-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Anemia Management in the Orthopaedic Patient A Nursing Perspective</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mingo, Heather E., RN, BScN, MSc, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">QEII Health Sciences Centre</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Program Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">heather.mingo@cdha.nshealth.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] An opportunity to improve nurses' decision-making in anemia treatment in the orthopaedic patient was identified by the program coordinator of the Blood Conservation Program and the orthopaedic clinical nurse educators. The purpose of the project was to develop a tool for nurses to assess anemia, or risk for anemia, in postoperative orthopaedic patients. The 'tool&quot; included identification of appropriate nursing strategies to manage anemia. A guideline was developed to support nurses in their clinical decisions related to the management of anemia in orthopaedic patients.&aacute;The project included: A literature review to identify best practice in anemia management; Development of the &quot;tool&quot; for nurses to use with anemia in orthopaedic patients; Developing/adopting best practice guidelines for anemia management; Developing a patient teaching pamphlet on management of anemia; Providing nursing education on anemia management and how to use the &quot;tool&quot;; Assessing nursing knowledge by developing and implementing a pre/post test; and Satisfaction survey to evaluate patient outcomes (To be developed). There are many strategies to manage anemia other than blood transfusion. Hemoglobin can be increased by several options including EPO, oral and IV iron, vitamin supplements, as well as a high iron diet. This project helped build nurses' confidence and offers a framework for making patient care decisions for management of postoperative anemia during hospital admission and after discharge.&aacute; We feel that this project has developed a standardized approach to the follow-up of identified anemic patients. Poster and pocket cards were developed for staff and contributed to the project's success.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:25:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:25:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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