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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160661
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cost of pressure ulcer prevention in an acute care facility
Abstract:
Cost of pressure ulcer prevention in an acute care facility
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Cuddigan, Janet
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Contact Address:985330 Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Contact Telephone:402.559.6612
The purpose of this study was to calculate the cost of pressure ulcer prevention in a 500-bed acute care facility. Cost analyses were based on results of time and motion studies to measure time required in turning patients and completing Braden Scale assessments, average salaries of personnel completing these tasks, and costs of materials. The costs of preventing pressure ulcers in low, moderate, and high-risk patients (determined by the Braden Scale) were then calculated using a case study approach. The overall average cost to turn patients in this hospital was $2.48 per turn or $29.76 per day. The average cost to turn a patient was $1.97 per turn ($23.64 per day) for a low risk patient, $2.01 per turn ($24.12 per day) for a moderate risk patient, and $2.68 per turn ($29.76 per day) for a high risk patient. Overall cost to complete a Braden Scale assessment was $0.20. Total daily costs of all preventive interventions for the low risk patient (not requiring turning) was $0.56, for the low risk patient (requiring turning) was $24.20, for the moderate risk patient was $35.92, and for the high risk patient was $64.82. These data will be used in future cost effectiveness studies.
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.titleCost of pressure ulcer prevention in an acute care facilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160661-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cost of pressure ulcer prevention in an acute care facility</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">Cuddigan, Janet</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">985330 Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402.559.6612</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jcuddiga@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to calculate the cost of pressure ulcer prevention in a 500-bed acute care facility. Cost analyses were based on results of time and motion studies to measure time required in turning patients and completing Braden Scale assessments, average salaries of personnel completing these tasks, and costs of materials. The costs of preventing pressure ulcers in low, moderate, and high-risk patients (determined by the Braden Scale) were then calculated using a case study approach. The overall average cost to turn patients in this hospital was $2.48 per turn or $29.76 per day. The average cost to turn a patient was $1.97 per turn ($23.64 per day) for a low risk patient, $2.01 per turn ($24.12 per day) for a moderate risk patient, and $2.68 per turn ($29.76 per day) for a high risk patient. Overall cost to complete a Braden Scale assessment was $0.20. Total daily costs of all preventive interventions for the low risk patient (not requiring turning) was $0.56, for the low risk patient (requiring turning) was $24.20, for the moderate risk patient was $35.92, and for the high risk patient was $64.82. These data will be used in future cost effectiveness studies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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