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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162059
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pressure Ulcers and Normothermia: A Look at Relationships
Author(s):
Ford, Sharon; Fred, Cynthia B.; Wagner, V. Doreen
Author Details:
Sharon F. Ford, MSN, RN, CNOR, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia, USA, email: sharon.ford@wellstar.org; Cynthia B. Fred, BSN, RN, CNOR; V. Doreen Wagner, PhD, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: This research study is to determine the incidence of pressure ulcers acquired intraoperatively and explore the relationship between maintaining perioperative normothermia and reduced incidence of intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers. Methodology: A retrospective, explanatory, non-experimental design will be used for this quantitative study. Patients will be pulled from electronic data base queries based on medical record codes that indicate hospital acquired pressure ulcers. From these patients, only the patients that have undergone a surgical procedure are being examined. This patient pool is estimated at approximately 150 patients with an equal number of randomly chosen surgery patients. Results: Data collection continues until December 2010, at which time a statistical analysis will be performed. Perioperative Nursing Implications: The development of a pressure ulcer can be detrimental to the patients long-term health and recovery. However, despite the most aggressive interventions, pressure ulcers can still develop in high risk and seriously compromised patients. As there are few studies specific to pressure ulcer development in the perioperative setting, there is a need for perioperative studies comparing patients who develop pressure ulcers with those who do not, in an attempt to identify both risk factors and risk reduction strategies.
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.titlePressure Ulcers and Normothermia: A Look at Relationshipsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFord, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorFred, Cynthia B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, V. Doreenen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon F. Ford, MSN, RN, CNOR, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia, USA, email: sharon.ford@wellstar.org; Cynthia B. Fred, BSN, RN, CNOR; V. Doreen Wagner, PhD, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162059-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: This research study is to determine the incidence of pressure ulcers acquired intraoperatively and explore the relationship between maintaining perioperative normothermia and reduced incidence of intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers. Methodology: A retrospective, explanatory, non-experimental design will be used for this quantitative study. Patients will be pulled from electronic data base queries based on medical record codes that indicate hospital acquired pressure ulcers. From these patients, only the patients that have undergone a surgical procedure are being examined. This patient pool is estimated at approximately 150 patients with an equal number of randomly chosen surgery patients. Results: Data collection continues until December 2010, at which time a statistical analysis will be performed. Perioperative Nursing Implications: The development of a pressure ulcer can be detrimental to the patients long-term health and recovery. However, despite the most aggressive interventions, pressure ulcers can still develop in high risk and seriously compromised patients. As there are few studies specific to pressure ulcer development in the perioperative setting, there is a need for perioperative studies comparing patients who develop pressure ulcers with those who do not, in an attempt to identify both risk factors and risk reduction strategies.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:45:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:45:00Z-
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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