To Determine the Incidence and Staging of Pressure Ulcers When Using Two Specialty Microclimate Mattresses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156105
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Presentation
Title:
To Determine the Incidence and Staging of Pressure Ulcers When Using Two Specialty Microclimate Mattresses
Abstract:
To Determine the Incidence and Staging of Pressure Ulcers When Using Two Specialty Microclimate Mattresses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Korniewicz, Denise, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami
Title:Associate Dean for Research
Co-Authors:Jeanne Siegel, PhD, ARNP, BC; Vivian Padron Fajardo, PhD, ARNP
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To determine the incidence and staging of pressure ulcers when using two specialty microclimate mattresses. Methods: A prospective cohort study was completed at a 540 bed acute care facility located in Miami, Florida to examine the incidence of pressure ulcers among a convenience sample of 98 surgical patients using 2 different mattresses. Patients were tracked daily on the study beds. Data collection included demographics, mattress type, Braden Risk Scale, presence of pressure ulcers, and specified laboratory values. Skin injuries were tracked via the electronic and written medical records. Photos were collected and tracked. Photos were used to confirm the presence and staging of wounds. Results: Results suggest that only black race (beta = -.225; p = .03), days of bed confinement (beta = -.257; p = .016), and mattress type (beta = .257; p = .013) were independently associated with skin integrity. Of the 98 participants, 37 (Bed A) 61 (Bed B), 12 patients had skin injuries in the EMR (7) or in the written record (5). Three patients had pressure ulcers; two patients had pressure ulcers on admission that remained unchanged and one patient developed a pressure ulcer on their right hip (stage 2). The remaining patients (9) had skin injuries such as: bruising, skin tears, redness or scratch marks. The incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers was 1% (n=1). Conclusion: This study demonstrated that demographic and therapeutic characteristics of both groups were not different. Both mattresses improved incidence rates of pressure ulcers in this group of surgical patients.
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.titleTo Determine the Incidence and Staging of Pressure Ulcers When Using Two Specialty Microclimate Mattressesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156105-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">To Determine the Incidence and Staging of Pressure Ulcers When Using Two Specialty Microclimate Mattresses</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">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">Jeanne Siegel, PhD, ARNP, BC; Vivian Padron Fajardo, PhD, ARNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To determine the incidence and staging of pressure ulcers when using two specialty microclimate mattresses. Methods: A prospective cohort study was completed at a 540 bed acute care facility located in Miami, Florida to examine the incidence of pressure ulcers among a convenience sample of 98 surgical patients using 2 different mattresses. Patients were tracked daily on the study beds. Data collection included demographics, mattress type, Braden Risk Scale, presence of pressure ulcers, and specified laboratory values. Skin injuries were tracked via the electronic and written medical records. Photos were collected and tracked. Photos were used to confirm the presence and staging of wounds. Results: Results suggest that only black race (beta = -.225; p = .03), days of bed confinement (beta = -.257; p = .016), and mattress type (beta = .257; p = .013) were independently associated with skin integrity. Of the 98 participants, 37 (Bed A) 61 (Bed B), 12 patients had skin injuries in the EMR (7) or in the written record (5). Three patients had pressure ulcers; two patients had pressure ulcers on admission that remained unchanged and one patient developed a pressure ulcer on their right hip (stage 2). The remaining patients (9) had skin injuries such as: bruising, skin tears, redness or scratch marks. The incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers was 1% (n=1). Conclusion: This study demonstrated that demographic and therapeutic characteristics of both groups were not different. Both mattresses improved incidence rates of pressure ulcers in this group of surgical patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:27:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:27:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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