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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161847
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preprocedure Warming Maintains Perioperative Normothermia
Author(s):
Hooven, Katie
Author Details:
Katie Hooven, BSN, RN, CAPA, St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA, email: kjhooven@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The purpose of the quality improvement project was to determine if the patients who received pre-procedure warming maintained normothermia throughout the perioperative period. This was shown by a normothermic tympanic temperature reading (96.8 degrees F to 100.4 degrees F) on the arrival to the PACU. Current research shows a decrease in postoperative complications when a patient stays normothermic throughout the perioperative period. The QI project was a comparison of temperature trends pre- and post-practice change. The participating institution implemented pre-warming in March 2008 after reviewing specific colorectal patient charts only to find that most of the patients temperatures dropped by about 1 degree F in the OR. The measure of interest focused on the patients first recorded tympanic temperature when they arrived in the PACU after a colorectal procedure. The QI project took place over a two year period including March 2007 through March 2009. During the first year, the patients received the standard care which did not include pre-warming. In March 2008, the RNs on the unit were in-serviced on the use of a new warming gown and pre-warming was initiated. The patients put on the gown and the active warming process took place for one hour prior to the procedure. Data analysis was conducted and compared for each year. Data analysis that was done was an ANCOVA. The distribution of the variables was examined including frequencies, means, and standard deviations. The significance level was set at p <.05. Before the institution of warming, about 50% of the patients received in PACU were hypothermic. After the warming was instituted, only 12% of the patients were received in a hypothermic state in the PACU.This QI project supports the idea that pre-warmed patients have a lower incidence of postoperative hypothermia than those patients who do not receive pre-procedure warming. More research needs to be done and to focus on other types of surgical patients. Having the positive results on this specific population of colorectal patients in the specific institution gives support for further projects on pre-warming, and a change in practice was implemented in the surgical services area that included pre-warming all of our colorectal surgery patients.
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.titlePreprocedure Warming Maintains Perioperative Normothermiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHooven, Katieen_US
dc.author.detailsKatie Hooven, BSN, RN, CAPA, St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA, email: kjhooven@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161847-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The purpose of the quality improvement project was to determine if the patients who received pre-procedure warming maintained normothermia throughout the perioperative period. This was shown by a normothermic tympanic temperature reading (96.8 degrees F to 100.4 degrees F) on the arrival to the PACU. Current research shows a decrease in postoperative complications when a patient stays normothermic throughout the perioperative period. The QI project was a comparison of temperature trends pre- and post-practice change. The participating institution implemented pre-warming in March 2008 after reviewing specific colorectal patient charts only to find that most of the patients temperatures dropped by about 1 degree F in the OR. The measure of interest focused on the patients first recorded tympanic temperature when they arrived in the PACU after a colorectal procedure. The QI project took place over a two year period including March 2007 through March 2009. During the first year, the patients received the standard care which did not include pre-warming. In March 2008, the RNs on the unit were in-serviced on the use of a new warming gown and pre-warming was initiated. The patients put on the gown and the active warming process took place for one hour prior to the procedure. Data analysis was conducted and compared for each year. Data analysis that was done was an ANCOVA. The distribution of the variables was examined including frequencies, means, and standard deviations. The significance level was set at p &lt;.05. Before the institution of warming, about 50% of the patients received in PACU were hypothermic. After the warming was instituted, only 12% of the patients were received in a hypothermic state in the PACU.This QI project supports the idea that pre-warmed patients have a lower incidence of postoperative hypothermia than those patients who do not receive pre-procedure warming. More research needs to be done and to focus on other types of surgical patients. Having the positive results on this specific population of colorectal patients in the specific institution gives support for further projects on pre-warming, and a change in practice was implemented in the surgical services area that included pre-warming all of our colorectal surgery patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:37Z-
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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