Making a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153992
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Presentation
Title:
Making a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Abstract:
Making a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lawtum, D. Denielle, BS, BSN, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:St. Francis Hospital
Title:RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Critical Care
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To share the research conducted on the effectiveness of a Skin Care Bundle (SCB) which demonstrated a direct link to Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Traditional care practices among critical care units in the prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers include turning and positioning, pressure redistribution surfaces, maintaining the head of the bed at no greater than 30 degrees, nutrition, perineal cleanser, and moisture barriers. The experience of the CCU nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and in providing care to a high risk population ensured the high-reliability of the SCB. The bundling of the 6 components of the SCB provided continuous availability of the EBP, as well as a high level of insurance in maintaining the all or nothing approach of the SCB, thereby maximizing pressure ulcer prevention in CCU. Methods: This is a quantitative study, which received a waiver of consent from the IRB. Standard statistics were utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the SCB. Prior to initiating the SCB, a baseline data collection was conducted which included 62 CCU patients and was equal to 775 patient days. This daily data collection included 30 data points. Results: The statistical analysis of the pre-bundle data showed that these patients who were most clinically unstable did not acquire pressure ulcers, while the 30.65% that did develop ulcers were the patients awaiting placement. The CCU staff was educated on the SCB and the bundle was implemented. 453 patients, equivalent to 4,607 patient days, were evaluated on 36 data points and the incidence of CCU acquired pressure ulcers decreased to 4.86%. Conclusion: The SCB has since been implemented hospital wide and the prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers continues to decrease dramatically. The SCB created a redundant concept across the entire hospital for critical applications of EBP at the bedside.
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.titleMaking a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153992-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Making a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lawtum, D. Denielle, BS, BSN, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Francis Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Critical Care</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dakota.lawtum@chsli.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To share the research conducted on the effectiveness of a Skin Care Bundle (SCB) which demonstrated a direct link to Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Traditional care practices among critical care units in the prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers include turning and positioning, pressure redistribution surfaces, maintaining the head of the bed at no greater than 30 degrees, nutrition, perineal cleanser, and moisture barriers. The experience of the CCU nurses in pressure ulcer prevention and in providing care to a high risk population ensured the high-reliability of the SCB. The bundling of the 6 components of the SCB provided continuous availability of the EBP, as well as a high level of insurance in maintaining the all or nothing approach of the SCB, thereby maximizing pressure ulcer prevention in CCU. Methods: This is a quantitative study, which received a waiver of consent from the IRB. Standard statistics were utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the SCB. Prior to initiating the SCB, a baseline data collection was conducted which included 62 CCU patients and was equal to 775 patient days. This daily data collection included 30 data points. Results: The statistical analysis of the pre-bundle data showed that these patients who were most clinically unstable did not acquire pressure ulcers, while the 30.65% that did develop ulcers were the patients awaiting placement. The CCU staff was educated on the SCB and the bundle was implemented. 453 patients, equivalent to 4,607 patient days, were evaluated on 36 data points and the incidence of CCU acquired pressure ulcers decreased to 4.86%. Conclusion: The SCB has since been implemented hospital wide and the prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers continues to decrease dramatically. The SCB created a redundant concept across the entire hospital for critical applications of EBP at the bedside.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:39:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:39:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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