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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162048
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
We Love the Skin You're In
Author(s):
Ebersole, Clare; Petersen, Angela M.
Author Details:
Clare Ebersole, Aultman Hospital, Louisville, Ohio, USA; Angela M. Petersen, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Research shows as much as 42% of all hospital-acquired pressure ulcers originate in the operating room (OR). Treatment annually for these ulcers is as high as $1.5 billion. The cardiovascular OR (CVOR) in particular has been identified as 'A Perfect Storm' due to the prolonged time that the patient is under anesthesia and the hypothermia aspect of the procedure. CVOR has procedures ranging from 45 minutes to 10 hours. CVOR patients have the potential for skin breakdown due to unavoidable risk factors. We investigated different OR surfaces to improve patient care and outcomes. A heating surface was also evaluated at this time. In January 2010, the Shared Decision Committee did a literature search regarding skin breakdown and OR surfaces. The first item evaluated was a fluid immersion pad that redistributes the weight of the patient via computer technology. The second item was a memory foam mattress lined with gel. Outcomes: Education of staff through house-wide skin presentations and unit meetings. Heightened awareness of patients skin assessments. Purchasing of gel positioning rolls and gel coated heating blankets for each OR bed. Implications for Perioperative Nursing: A proposal has been submitted by the Shared Decision Council based on the trial of the OR surfaces. The Council recommended the purchase of five memory foam mattresses in conjunction with the gel coated heating blankets. Further education is also needed for staff as a reminder to fill out communication tool for surgical positioning in Surginet.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWe Love the Skin You're Inen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEbersole, Clareen_US
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Angela M.en_US
dc.author.detailsClare Ebersole, Aultman Hospital, Louisville, Ohio, USA; Angela M. Petersen, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162048-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Research shows as much as 42% of all hospital-acquired pressure ulcers originate in the operating room (OR). Treatment annually for these ulcers is as high as $1.5 billion. The cardiovascular OR (CVOR) in particular has been identified as 'A Perfect Storm' due to the prolonged time that the patient is under anesthesia and the hypothermia aspect of the procedure. CVOR has procedures ranging from 45 minutes to 10 hours. CVOR patients have the potential for skin breakdown due to unavoidable risk factors. We investigated different OR surfaces to improve patient care and outcomes. A heating surface was also evaluated at this time. In January 2010, the Shared Decision Committee did a literature search regarding skin breakdown and OR surfaces. The first item evaluated was a fluid immersion pad that redistributes the weight of the patient via computer technology. The second item was a memory foam mattress lined with gel. Outcomes: Education of staff through house-wide skin presentations and unit meetings. Heightened awareness of patients skin assessments. Purchasing of gel positioning rolls and gel coated heating blankets for each OR bed. Implications for Perioperative Nursing: A proposal has been submitted by the Shared Decision Council based on the trial of the OR surfaces. The Council recommended the purchase of five memory foam mattresses in conjunction with the gel coated heating blankets. Further education is also needed for staff as a reminder to fill out communication tool for surgical positioning in Surginet.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:49Z-
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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