Resource Utilization and Outcomes for Obese Patients in the ICU: A Preliminary Report

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161272
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Resource Utilization and Outcomes for Obese Patients in the ICU: A Preliminary Report
Abstract:
Resource Utilization and Outcomes for Obese Patients in the ICU: A Preliminary Report
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Winkelman, Chris
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave , Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:Riyad Al-Dghiem; Nour Abdallah; JoAnn Fellner; Amy Zeager; Beverly Maloney
The incidence of obesity in the United States is increasing. Providing safe, effective care for the critically ill, obese patient is challenging yet there is limited data about resources utilized in care of the obese patient and how these resources may affect outcomes. The purpose of this pilot project is to describe prospectively the resources critical care nurses use to care for obese patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and to examine the relationship between resource use and outcomes. This study uses an outcomes framework. Thirty participants with body mass index (BMI) > 30kg/m2 will be enrolled from eight different ICUs. Longitudinal data about use of material resources, such as specialized beds, skin care products, and blood pressure cuffs, will be collected. Personnel resources to be examined include the number of staff needed for positioning or procedures, number of interdisciplinary referrals, and whether advanced practice nurses were involved in patient management. Outcomes for this study are complications, ICU days, and death. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize the type and frequency of material and personnel used. Regression analysis will be used to examine the relationship between resource utilization and outcome. Preliminary data on 14 patients indicate that obese critically ill patients do use special material and additional personnel resources, especially among those participants with a BMI > 38 kg/m2. Whether the use of resources is linked to outcomes still needs to be examined. AN: MN030312
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.titleResource Utilization and Outcomes for Obese Patients in the ICU: A Preliminary Reporten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161272-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Resource Utilization and Outcomes for Obese Patients in the ICU: A Preliminary Report </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Winkelman, Chris </td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave , Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Riyad Al-Dghiem; Nour Abdallah; JoAnn Fellner; Amy Zeager; Beverly Maloney </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The incidence of obesity in the United States is increasing. Providing safe, effective care for the critically ill, obese patient is challenging yet there is limited data about resources utilized in care of the obese patient and how these resources may affect outcomes. The purpose of this pilot project is to describe prospectively the resources critical care nurses use to care for obese patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and to examine the relationship between resource use and outcomes. This study uses an outcomes framework. Thirty participants with body mass index (BMI) &gt; 30kg/m2 will be enrolled from eight different ICUs. Longitudinal data about use of material resources, such as specialized beds, skin care products, and blood pressure cuffs, will be collected. Personnel resources to be examined include the number of staff needed for positioning or procedures, number of interdisciplinary referrals, and whether advanced practice nurses were involved in patient management. Outcomes for this study are complications, ICU days, and death. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize the type and frequency of material and personnel used. Regression analysis will be used to examine the relationship between resource utilization and outcome. Preliminary data on 14 patients indicate that obese critically ill patients do use special material and additional personnel resources, especially among those participants with a BMI &gt; 38 kg/m2. Whether the use of resources is linked to outcomes still needs to be examined. AN: MN030312</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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