Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practice in inpatient rehabilitation facilities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159670
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practice in inpatient rehabilitation facilities
Abstract:
Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practice in inpatient rehabilitation facilities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Sae-Sia, Wipa
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, S316 Nursing Building, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:573.882.0292
The prevalence of pressure ulcers in rehabilitation facilities in the United States ranges from 12% to 25%. The purpose of this descriptive, exploratory study was to describe the self-reported pressure ulcer assessment, prevention, and treatment practices in inpatient rehabilitation facilities. The study is based on Braden's Conceptual Schema Depicting Factors in the Etiology of Pressure Sores and the AHCPR guidelines for Pressure Ulcer Prediction and Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcer. A brief 16-item survey and demographic data were sent to the director of nursing all 52 certified inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Forty facilities returned the survey (76.9%). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Sixty percent of facilities did not use a valid or reliable risk assessment tool (40% facility development tools, 20% clinical judgement). Few facilities use the AHCPR guidelines (15%) to plan prevention and treatment interventions. Dietitian referral is used more frequently (87%) than repositioning (84%) and keeping head of bed below 30º (23%). Indwelling catheter and/or fecal incontinence pouch are the least frequently utilized interventions. Rehabilitation nurses need to be educated about use of standardized risk assessment tools and evidence-based practice guidelines to increase quality of care and decrease health care costs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePressure ulcer prevention and treatment practice in inpatient rehabilitation facilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159670-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practice in inpatient rehabilitation facilities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sae-Sia, Wipa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, S316 Nursing Building, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">573.882.0292</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ws216@mizzou.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The prevalence of pressure ulcers in rehabilitation facilities in the United States ranges from 12% to 25%. The purpose of this descriptive, exploratory study was to describe the self-reported pressure ulcer assessment, prevention, and treatment practices in inpatient rehabilitation facilities. The study is based on Braden's Conceptual Schema Depicting Factors in the Etiology of Pressure Sores and the AHCPR guidelines for Pressure Ulcer Prediction and Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcer. A brief 16-item survey and demographic data were sent to the director of nursing all 52 certified inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Forty facilities returned the survey (76.9%). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Sixty percent of facilities did not use a valid or reliable risk assessment tool (40% facility development tools, 20% clinical judgement). Few facilities use the AHCPR guidelines (15%) to plan prevention and treatment interventions. Dietitian referral is used more frequently (87%) than repositioning (84%) and keeping head of bed below 30&ordm; (23%). Indwelling catheter and/or fecal incontinence pouch are the least frequently utilized interventions. Rehabilitation nurses need to be educated about use of standardized risk assessment tools and evidence-based practice guidelines to increase quality of care and decrease health care costs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:13:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:13:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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