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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161965
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Pressure's On: Avoiding Skin Damage During Spine Surgery
Author(s):
Sargent, Kimberly
Author Details:
Kimberly Sargent, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, Mary Washington Health Care, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, email: kimberly.sargent@mwhc.com
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Surgical patients are susceptible to pressure induced skin damage that may lead to pressure ulcers. Perioperative nurses must be meticulous in assessing the patients skin, protecting the skin, reassessing the skin, and promoting continual skin assiduousness throughout the patients experience. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are a two-fold loss. Pressure ulcers increase the patient's morbidity, as well as the hospitals liability. There are longer lengths of stays. Costs sky rocket. Psychological and physical wellbeing, as well as life itself is threatened. Armed with this information, the perioperative department chose Prevention of Pressure Ulcers During Spinal Surgery as a Nurse Sensitive Quality Indicator. This initiative uses the Braden Tool for skin assessment and involves all areas of the perioperative department documenting on one flow sheet, i.e., pre-admission testing performs an initial risk factor screening during their interview. Admission nurses do a baseline skin assessment on day of surgery. OR nurses do a pre-procedure and post-procedure assessment. Pre- and post-PACU assessment is completed by the PACU nurse. An assessment on admission to the inpatient surgical floor is completed by the receiving inpatient nurse. These repetitive assessments and reassessments provide a complete picture of the patients skin status throughout their perioperative experience.
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:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Pressure's On: Avoiding Skin Damage During Spine Surgeryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSargent, Kimberlyen_US
dc.author.detailsKimberly Sargent, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, Mary Washington Health Care, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, email: kimberly.sargent@mwhc.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161965-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Surgical patients are susceptible to pressure induced skin damage that may lead to pressure ulcers. Perioperative nurses must be meticulous in assessing the patients skin, protecting the skin, reassessing the skin, and promoting continual skin assiduousness throughout the patients experience. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are a two-fold loss. Pressure ulcers increase the patient's morbidity, as well as the hospitals liability. There are longer lengths of stays. Costs sky rocket. Psychological and physical wellbeing, as well as life itself is threatened. Armed with this information, the perioperative department chose Prevention of Pressure Ulcers During Spinal Surgery as a Nurse Sensitive Quality Indicator. This initiative uses the Braden Tool for skin assessment and involves all areas of the perioperative department documenting on one flow sheet, i.e., pre-admission testing performs an initial risk factor screening during their interview. Admission nurses do a baseline skin assessment on day of surgery. OR nurses do a pre-procedure and post-procedure assessment. Pre- and post-PACU assessment is completed by the PACU nurse. An assessment on admission to the inpatient surgical floor is completed by the receiving inpatient nurse. These repetitive assessments and reassessments provide a complete picture of the patients skin status throughout their perioperative experience.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:32Z-
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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