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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161835
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Hypothermia in the Surgical Patient
Author(s):
Williams, J. Rachelle; De Mattia Rocha, Adelaide
Author Details:
J. Rachelle Williams, MSN, RN, Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewisville, Texas, USA, email: jrachellew@yahoo.com; Adelaide De Mattia Rocha, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The purpose of this evidence-based project was to investigate the implications of perioperative hypothermia and to implement measures that significantly decrease the risk of hypothermia in the surgical patient. Methodology included a literature review utilizing current professional journals and references. Data was synthesized to identify key factors of current standards of practice, clinical effects, and implications of findings regarding hypothermia in the surgical patient. A teaching program was developed, and recommended changes were implemented. Literature review indicated that mild core hypothermia directly impairs immune function. Hypothermia has been associated with increased surgical site infections, which result in increased length of hospital stay and elevated health care costs. Hypothermia, at any point in the perioperative phase, has been identified as a cause of considerable morbidity in the surgical population. Although platelet counts remain normal in hypothermic patients, clotting factors do not function efficiently in suboptimal temperatures. Perioperative Nursing Implications include providing an environment where patients achieve and maintain normothermia during the surgical experience; identifying risk factors of hypothermia to eliminate hypothermic related consequences; and promoting achievement of surgical normothermia, with improved surgical outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHypothermia in the Surgical Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, J. Rachelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Mattia Rocha, Adelaideen_US
dc.author.detailsJ. Rachelle Williams, MSN, RN, Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewisville, Texas, USA, email: jrachellew@yahoo.com; Adelaide De Mattia Rocha, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161835-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The purpose of this evidence-based project was to investigate the implications of perioperative hypothermia and to implement measures that significantly decrease the risk of hypothermia in the surgical patient. Methodology included a literature review utilizing current professional journals and references. Data was synthesized to identify key factors of current standards of practice, clinical effects, and implications of findings regarding hypothermia in the surgical patient. A teaching program was developed, and recommended changes were implemented. Literature review indicated that mild core hypothermia directly impairs immune function. Hypothermia has been associated with increased surgical site infections, which result in increased length of hospital stay and elevated health care costs. Hypothermia, at any point in the perioperative phase, has been identified as a cause of considerable morbidity in the surgical population. Although platelet counts remain normal in hypothermic patients, clotting factors do not function efficiently in suboptimal temperatures. Perioperative Nursing Implications include providing an environment where patients achieve and maintain normothermia during the surgical experience; identifying risk factors of hypothermia to eliminate hypothermic related consequences; and promoting achievement of surgical normothermia, with improved surgical outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:25Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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