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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161957
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Acceptance of Newly Designed Compression Sleeves
Author(s):
Rodriguez, Les R.; Dean, May; Friedrich-Cuntz, Anne-Gret; Schuckhart, Mary Colette
Author Details:
Les R. Rodriguez, MSN, MPH, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas, USA, email: leslierodriguez@texashealth.org; May Dean, MSN, RN, CCRN; Anne-Gret Friedrich-Cuntz, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Mary Colette Schuckhart, MS(c), BA
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Pneumatic compression sleeves provide mechanical prophylaxis against VTE. Despite the clinical value of pneumatic compression devices, patient compliance has historically been poor, in part due to patient discomfort when wearing the sleeves. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient acceptance of new compression sleeves developed to address patient comfort requirements. This study was a multi-center, prospective, controlled study comparing currently marketed pneumatic compression sleeves with a newly designed sleeve in patients prescribed mechanical prophylaxis during an inpatient hospitalization. A total of 148 subjects were enrolled in the study. Subjects wore the currently marketed sleeve on one leg and the newly designed sleeve on the other leg. They completed a survey twice daily asking questions about overall preference for the sleeves and rating of the following parameters: overall comfort, flexibility of material, stay/fit, temperature, and sweatiness. Clinicians completed a form evaluating their experience fitting the sleeves to the patient's leg. Study participants overwhelmingly preferred the newly designed comfort sleeve (84.33%). Clinicians reported that the new sleeve was easier to apply 97.1% of the time. Changes to a pneumatic compression sleeve improved patient acceptance of the device. Patient acceptance and comfort are major factors affecting compliance. Improving the comfort of the sleeves should improve patient compliance. Faculty Disclosure: Les R. Rodriguez, Consultant, Covidien Tyco
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.titlePatient Acceptance of Newly Designed Compression Sleevesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Les R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDean, Mayen_US
dc.contributor.authorFriedrich-Cuntz, Anne-Greten_US
dc.contributor.authorSchuckhart, Mary Coletteen_US
dc.author.detailsLes R. Rodriguez, MSN, MPH, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas, USA, email: leslierodriguez@texashealth.org; May Dean, MSN, RN, CCRN; Anne-Gret Friedrich-Cuntz, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Mary Colette Schuckhart, MS(c), BAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161957-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Pneumatic compression sleeves provide mechanical prophylaxis against VTE. Despite the clinical value of pneumatic compression devices, patient compliance has historically been poor, in part due to patient discomfort when wearing the sleeves. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient acceptance of new compression sleeves developed to address patient comfort requirements. This study was a multi-center, prospective, controlled study comparing currently marketed pneumatic compression sleeves with a newly designed sleeve in patients prescribed mechanical prophylaxis during an inpatient hospitalization. A total of 148 subjects were enrolled in the study. Subjects wore the currently marketed sleeve on one leg and the newly designed sleeve on the other leg. They completed a survey twice daily asking questions about overall preference for the sleeves and rating of the following parameters: overall comfort, flexibility of material, stay/fit, temperature, and sweatiness. Clinicians completed a form evaluating their experience fitting the sleeves to the patient's leg. Study participants overwhelmingly preferred the newly designed comfort sleeve (84.33%). Clinicians reported that the new sleeve was easier to apply 97.1% of the time. Changes to a pneumatic compression sleeve improved patient acceptance of the device. Patient acceptance and comfort are major factors affecting compliance. Improving the comfort of the sleeves should improve patient compliance. Faculty Disclosure: Les R. Rodriguez, Consultant, Covidien Tycoen_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:24Z-
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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