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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162621
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of 2-octyl Cyanoacrylates for Wound Closure in the Urgent Care Setting.
Abstract:
Use of 2-octyl Cyanoacrylates for Wound Closure in the Urgent Care Setting.
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1999
Author:Catherine, , Gordon
Contact Address:Shawnee Mission Urgent Care, 9906 W. 50th Terrace, Merriam, KS, 66203
Purpose: Healthcare providers within the Urgent Care settings are constantly presented with new products for wound care. The decision to utilize a new product to maintain high quality of care and increase patient satisfaction with the improvement of laceration care is within providers' clinical expertise. The purpose of the study was to describe the effectiveness of 2-octyl cyanoacrylates on wound closure and healing in an Urgent Care (U.C.) setting; and to evaluate provider and patient satisfaction of wound outcome were studied.

Design: A descriptive study involving a secondary analysis of data gathered from patients who presented to an U.C. with wound lacerations of less than 6 hours old.

Sample: Inclusion criteria included all lacerations excluding those involving joint surfaces, mucous membranes, or patient allergy to 2-octyl cyanoacrylates.

Method: A convenience sample of 28 individuals, males and females of all ages with lacerations varying in size, location, and mechanism of injury. Data collection occurred at the patient's first visit to the urgent care facility for wound care and the end of treatment 7 days later. Frequencies and percentages of type, location, cause and size of laceration were calculated. In addition, a chi square analysis was done on age and gender to understand their influence (1) on patient satisfaction of care and (b) on wound closure using a rating scale of 1-5 (1 being they strongly agreed, 3 neutral, and 5 strongly disagree).

Results: Study results revealed that of the participants males (68%) presented more often for wound care than females (32%), and pediatrics (61%) more than adults. Most lacerations were facial and caused by non-glass sharp objects or blunt objects (75%). Overall, wound healing and outcome was excellent at seven days post application of 2-octyl cyanoacrylates with complete wound approximation (86%), and no erythema, drainage, or warmth (100%). Overall, patients were satisfied or neutral with wound outcome (90%), and prefer the use of 2-octyl cyanoacrylates for wound care in the future (94%).

Conclusions: 2-octyl cyanoacrylates tissue adhesive effectively closes and heals wounds on areas of the body such as scalp, facial, extremities or trunk, and is preferred by patients and providers for wound closure. An absence of infection, pain, erythema and a low rate of wound dehiscence were found in this study. Nurse practitioners and medical doctors within the Urgent Care setting can utilize this product safety and effectively with patients on all lacerations excluding joints, and mucous membranes. [Research Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of 2-octyl Cyanoacrylates for Wound Closure in the Urgent Care Setting.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162621-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of 2-octyl Cyanoacrylates for Wound Closure in the Urgent Care Setting.</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1999</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Catherine, , Gordon</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Shawnee Mission Urgent Care, 9906 W. 50th Terrace, Merriam, KS, 66203</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Healthcare providers within the Urgent Care settings are constantly presented with new products for wound care. The decision to utilize a new product to maintain high quality of care and increase patient satisfaction with the improvement of laceration care is within providers' clinical expertise. The purpose of the study was to describe the effectiveness of 2-octyl cyanoacrylates on wound closure and healing in an Urgent Care (U.C.) setting; and to evaluate provider and patient satisfaction of wound outcome were studied.<br/><br/>Design: A descriptive study involving a secondary analysis of data gathered from patients who presented to an U.C. with wound lacerations of less than 6 hours old.<br/><br/>Sample: Inclusion criteria included all lacerations excluding those involving joint surfaces, mucous membranes, or patient allergy to 2-octyl cyanoacrylates.<br/><br/>Method: A convenience sample of 28 individuals, males and females of all ages with lacerations varying in size, location, and mechanism of injury. Data collection occurred at the patient's first visit to the urgent care facility for wound care and the end of treatment 7 days later. Frequencies and percentages of type, location, cause and size of laceration were calculated. In addition, a chi square analysis was done on age and gender to understand their influence (1) on patient satisfaction of care and (b) on wound closure using a rating scale of 1-5 (1 being they strongly agreed, 3 neutral, and 5 strongly disagree).<br/><br/>Results: Study results revealed that of the participants males (68%) presented more often for wound care than females (32%), and pediatrics (61%) more than adults. Most lacerations were facial and caused by non-glass sharp objects or blunt objects (75%). Overall, wound healing and outcome was excellent at seven days post application of 2-octyl cyanoacrylates with complete wound approximation (86%), and no erythema, drainage, or warmth (100%). Overall, patients were satisfied or neutral with wound outcome (90%), and prefer the use of 2-octyl cyanoacrylates for wound care in the future (94%).<br/><br/>Conclusions: 2-octyl cyanoacrylates tissue adhesive effectively closes and heals wounds on areas of the body such as scalp, facial, extremities or trunk, and is preferred by patients and providers for wound closure. An absence of infection, pain, erythema and a low rate of wound dehiscence were found in this study. Nurse practitioners and medical doctors within the Urgent Care setting can utilize this product safety and effectively with patients on all lacerations excluding joints, and mucous membranes. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:31:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:31:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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