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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161844
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Best Tool to Measure Patients' Core Body Temperature
Author(s):
Yeh, Sharon; Cowen, Jeanette; Johnson, Jannie; Moyer, Nancy; Toresco, Deb
Author Details:
Woan-Hsiang "Sharon" Yeh, BSN, RN, CNOR, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, New Jersey, USA, email: woanyeh@gmail.com; Jeanette Cowen, RN, BSN, CNOR; Jannie Johnson, RN, CPAN; Nancy Moyer, RN, CPAN; Deb Toresco, BSN, RNC
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our purpose was to determine Best Practice for accurately measuring core body temperature in surgical patients to ensure normothermia and compliance with associated Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures. Our problem was inconsistency in methods and accuracy of temperature monitoring, and not meeting goals for normothermia. Our PICO question (Population, Intervention, Comparison Intervention, and Outcome): Will using the same patient temperature measuring device from OR to PACU raise the SCIP scores related to normothermia in perioperative patients as compared to using different temperature measuring devices? Melnyks research model utilized. Databases searched: CINAHL, Medline, and Cochrane. Patient temperature records audited. The truest, accessible, core temperature is measurement in the pulmonary artery with a thermistor catheter. For catheterized patients, the bladder probe eliminates the need for another invasive technique and offers consistent measurement of core body temperature from OR to PACU. The temporal artery infrared thermometer is a non-invasive device measuring core body temperature. Prior to temporal artery thermometer, the tympanic membrane thermometer was used in our PACU. Unit audit of temporal versus tympanic temperatures yielded an average 0.8 degree F deviation. The temporal artery thermometer offers more consistent user reliability. Our SCIP scores have improved with the use of the temperature sensing Foley catheters and the temporal artery thermometers. Initial SCIP measure for normothermia in colorectal surgery patients is now expanded to include all perioperative patients. All patients requiring Foley catheterization for major surgery will have a temperature sensing Foley inserted and temperatures documented. All patients will have temporal artery temperatures documented.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Best Tool to Measure Patients' Core Body Temperatureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYeh, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorCowen, Jeanetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Jannieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyer, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorToresco, Deben_US
dc.author.detailsWoan-Hsiang "Sharon" Yeh, BSN, RN, CNOR, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, New Jersey, USA, email: woanyeh@gmail.com; Jeanette Cowen, RN, BSN, CNOR; Jannie Johnson, RN, CPAN; Nancy Moyer, RN, CPAN; Deb Toresco, BSN, RNCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161844-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our purpose was to determine Best Practice for accurately measuring core body temperature in surgical patients to ensure normothermia and compliance with associated Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures. Our problem was inconsistency in methods and accuracy of temperature monitoring, and not meeting goals for normothermia. Our PICO question (Population, Intervention, Comparison Intervention, and Outcome): Will using the same patient temperature measuring device from OR to PACU raise the SCIP scores related to normothermia in perioperative patients as compared to using different temperature measuring devices? Melnyks research model utilized. Databases searched: CINAHL, Medline, and Cochrane. Patient temperature records audited. The truest, accessible, core temperature is measurement in the pulmonary artery with a thermistor catheter. For catheterized patients, the bladder probe eliminates the need for another invasive technique and offers consistent measurement of core body temperature from OR to PACU. The temporal artery infrared thermometer is a non-invasive device measuring core body temperature. Prior to temporal artery thermometer, the tympanic membrane thermometer was used in our PACU. Unit audit of temporal versus tympanic temperatures yielded an average 0.8 degree F deviation. The temporal artery thermometer offers more consistent user reliability. Our SCIP scores have improved with the use of the temperature sensing Foley catheters and the temporal artery thermometers. Initial SCIP measure for normothermia in colorectal surgery patients is now expanded to include all perioperative patients. All patients requiring Foley catheterization for major surgery will have a temperature sensing Foley inserted and temperatures documented. All patients will have temporal artery temperatures documented.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:34Z-
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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