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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155892
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:2011
Author:Brunk, Quincealea, BSN, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Professional Medical Writing
Title:President/CEO
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: 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. Aim: The aim of this project was to develop an evidence based protocol for the continuity of care for a patient presenting with necrotizing fasciitis. Method:
This project used an extensive review of the literature and a case study approach to determine the state of evidence based practice for necrotizing fasciitis.
Findings: Current research literature providing an evidence-based approach for clinical practice is minimal. Case studies have been published as well as posted on a foundation web site, and allude to the need for greater information dissemination about this devastating disease process and management of care. Conclusions/Implications: In the highlighted case, 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. The overwhelming nature of the disease and treatments required extended therapies for psychosocial adjustment and return to activities of daily living. Successful outcomes were dependent upon holistic care and evidence based practice.
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/10755/155892-
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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brunk, Quincealea, BSN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Professional Medical Writing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">President/CEO</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">qbrunk@mchsi.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: 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 &quot;flesh-eating&quot; 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. Aim: The aim of this project was to develop an evidence based protocol for the continuity of care for a patient presenting with necrotizing fasciitis. Method: <br/>This project used an extensive review of the literature and a case study approach to determine the state of evidence based practice for necrotizing fasciitis. <br/>Findings: Current research literature providing an evidence-based approach for clinical practice is minimal. Case studies have been published as well as posted on a foundation web site, and allude to the need for greater information dissemination about this devastating disease process and management of care. Conclusions/Implications: In the highlighted case, 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. The overwhelming nature of the disease and treatments required extended therapies for psychosocial adjustment and return to activities of daily living. Successful outcomes were dependent upon holistic care and evidence based practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:15:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:15:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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