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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162629
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of Sutured Wounds by Emergency Nursing
Abstract:
Outcomes of Sutured Wounds by Emergency Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1999
Author:Poon, , Kwong
Contact Address:Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR
Contact Telephone:China
Co-Authors:Amy Cheung Siu-yee, Li Chi-wa, Cheung Wai-chuen
Clinical Topic: Wound management and simple suturing procedures are routinely performed by accident and emergency nurses (A&E) in Hong Kong. Since no wound evaluation has been performed in the past, purpose of this project is to evaluate sutured wounds at the time of suture removal and assess if all patients followed discharge instructions.

Implementation: A wound assessment tool was developed to evaluate sutured wounds and assess if patients followed discharged instructions. The wound assessment questionnaire was performed by an A&E nurse. Wound and patient information were collected on the day of the suture procedure. On the day of suture removal the questionnaire included how often patients wetted the wound, frequency of regular dressing changes, wound appearance such as gapping, edge union or the presence of discharge.

Outcomes: Of 118 sutured wounds evaluated, the wound assessment tool indicated 95% (112) reported patients were advised to get government Out Patient Department (OPD) dressing and explained wound after care instructions, 14% (17) did not wet their wound, 91% (107) assessed wound looked normal, 94% (111) edge union was good, 91% (107) no discharge from wound, 8% (10) serum discharge from wound which was considered normal, and 1% (1) wound had a purulent discharge.

Recommendations: Wound care and suturing of wounds by A&E nurses demonstrated effective wound care management, with a low incidence of infection. A periodic review of wound care, over a shorter period of time should be considered. Opportunities for coaching new suture nurses by experienced suture nurses is recommended. [Clinical 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.titleOutcomes of Sutured Wounds by Emergency Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162629-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes of Sutured Wounds by Emergency Nursing</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">Poon, , Kwong</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">China</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Amy Cheung Siu-yee, Li Chi-wa, Cheung Wai-chuen</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: Wound management and simple suturing procedures are routinely performed by accident and emergency nurses (A&amp;E) in Hong Kong. Since no wound evaluation has been performed in the past, purpose of this project is to evaluate sutured wounds at the time of suture removal and assess if all patients followed discharge instructions.<br/><br/>Implementation: A wound assessment tool was developed to evaluate sutured wounds and assess if patients followed discharged instructions. The wound assessment questionnaire was performed by an A&amp;E nurse. Wound and patient information were collected on the day of the suture procedure. On the day of suture removal the questionnaire included how often patients wetted the wound, frequency of regular dressing changes, wound appearance such as gapping, edge union or the presence of discharge. <br/><br/>Outcomes: Of 118 sutured wounds evaluated, the wound assessment tool indicated 95% (112) reported patients were advised to get government Out Patient Department (OPD) dressing and explained wound after care instructions, 14% (17) did not wet their wound, 91% (107) assessed wound looked normal, 94% (111) edge union was good, 91% (107) no discharge from wound, 8% (10) serum discharge from wound which was considered normal, and 1% (1) wound had a purulent discharge.<br/><br/>Recommendations: Wound care and suturing of wounds by A&amp;E nurses demonstrated effective wound care management, with a low incidence of infection. A periodic review of wound care, over a shorter period of time should be considered. Opportunities for coaching new suture nurses by experienced suture nurses is recommended. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:31:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:31:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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