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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162078
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Is Length of Stay in the OR Associated with Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers?
Author(s):
Grisanti, Laura; Lindstrom, Heather; Sylvia, Cynthia
Author Details:
Laura C. Grisanti, RN, CNOR, Stryker Medical, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA; Heather Lindstrom, PhD; Cynthia Sylvia
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: A growing body of literature suggests increased operating room (OR) length of stay (LOS) is associated with subsequent development of hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU). Using data from a national pressure ulcer prevalence audit, we assessed this relationship. Methodology: On October 21, 2009, the National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Audit* captured data from a representative sample of acute care patients in the US. Audit facilities (n = 40) participated in standardized training sessions prior to the audit day. On audit day, participating facilities evaluated all in-patients for the presence of pressure ulcers. Data collected includes patient demographics, risk factors, and pressure ulcer characteristics, including location and staging, and whether the ulcers were documented as being present on admission. Participating facilities were from states across the country and varied in size from small rural to large urban facilities. Data from the audit was analyzed using SPSS. Using stratified analyses, the relationship between OR LOS and presence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers will be assessed while controlling for such factors as patient age, gender, and pressure ulcer risk assessment scores. Limitations: Our findings were dependent upon the skill level of clinicians completing the patient assessment on audit day. The accuracy of audit data depends upon correct diagnosis and classification of pressure ulcers by participating clinicians. This is a recognized limitation, and is one reason pre-audit training is conducted. Our findings are also limited by the completeness of documentation regarding OR LOS and skin assessments upon patient admission. Faculty Disclosure: Authors are consultants/employees of Stryker Medical
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.titleIs Length of Stay in the OR Associated with Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrisanti, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorLindstrom, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorSylvia, Cynthiaen_US
dc.author.detailsLaura C. Grisanti, RN, CNOR, Stryker Medical, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA; Heather Lindstrom, PhD; Cynthia Sylviaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162078-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: A growing body of literature suggests increased operating room (OR) length of stay (LOS) is associated with subsequent development of hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU). Using data from a national pressure ulcer prevalence audit, we assessed this relationship. Methodology: On October 21, 2009, the National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Audit* captured data from a representative sample of acute care patients in the US. Audit facilities (n = 40) participated in standardized training sessions prior to the audit day. On audit day, participating facilities evaluated all in-patients for the presence of pressure ulcers. Data collected includes patient demographics, risk factors, and pressure ulcer characteristics, including location and staging, and whether the ulcers were documented as being present on admission. Participating facilities were from states across the country and varied in size from small rural to large urban facilities. Data from the audit was analyzed using SPSS. Using stratified analyses, the relationship between OR LOS and presence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers will be assessed while controlling for such factors as patient age, gender, and pressure ulcer risk assessment scores. Limitations: Our findings were dependent upon the skill level of clinicians completing the patient assessment on audit day. The accuracy of audit data depends upon correct diagnosis and classification of pressure ulcers by participating clinicians. This is a recognized limitation, and is one reason pre-audit training is conducted. Our findings are also limited by the completeness of documentation regarding OR LOS and skin assessments upon patient admission. Faculty Disclosure: Authors are consultants/employees of Stryker Medicalen_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:45:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:45:18Z-
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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