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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162805
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of the Mortan Device on Ear Irrigations in Children
Abstract:
The Effect of the Mortan Device on Ear Irrigations in Children
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1997
Author:Ebner, Cindy
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Hospital
Contact Address:One Perkins Square, Akron, OH, 44308, USA
Co-Authors:Adele Webb
Purpose: Cerumen removal is often necessary to visualize the tympanic membrane in order to accurately diagnose acute otitis media. The current method of cerumen removal is irrigation of the auditory canal. The purpose of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of the new MorTan device in comparison with other irrigation and aural medication delivery systems.

Sample: The 300 subjects were between 4 and 46 years of age, with a mean of 14 years. Fifty-three percent were male and forty-seven percent were female. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups; waterpic alone, MorTan on waterpic, or MorTan on syringe.

Methodology: Ears were visualized to determine the percent of occlusion. Following a standardized protocol, Debrox was instilled and the ear irrigated until the tympanic membrane was visualized. A FACES Pain Scale was used to assess the comfort level of subjects. A questionnaire was developed to assess nurse satisfaction with the MorTan for irrigation and Debrox administration.

Results: A comparison of the time to clear the cerumen between groups was analyzed using ANOVA. It took significantly longer to clear the cerumen using the waterpic alone. An ANOVA was performed to analyze the pain difference between the groups. There was no significant difference in discomfort for those who had their ears irrigated with the waterpic on the MorTan and those who had the MorTan on a syringe. There was a significant difference between the waterpic alone and the waterpic with the MorTan, and the waterpic alone and the MorTan on syringe. The most discomfort was reported with the MorTan on the syringe (x=4.34). One hundred cultures were done on the waterpic following irrigations and cleaning. Only 1% was positive.

Conclusions: The majority found the MorTan easier to use for aural medication, but the nurses reported that the MorTan with the waterpic was harder to use than the waterpic alone. Ninety-eight percent of the nurses identified a need for a better device, but only 40.3% felt the MorTan met that need. [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.titleThe Effect of the Mortan Device on Ear Irrigations in Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162805-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of the Mortan Device on Ear Irrigations in Children</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">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ebner, Cindy</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">One Perkins Square, Akron, OH, 44308, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Adele Webb</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Cerumen removal is often necessary to visualize the tympanic membrane in order to accurately diagnose acute otitis media. The current method of cerumen removal is irrigation of the auditory canal. The purpose of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of the new MorTan device in comparison with other irrigation and aural medication delivery systems.<br/><br/>Sample: The 300 subjects were between 4 and 46 years of age, with a mean of 14 years. Fifty-three percent were male and forty-seven percent were female. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups; waterpic alone, MorTan on waterpic, or MorTan on syringe.<br/><br/>Methodology: Ears were visualized to determine the percent of occlusion. Following a standardized protocol, Debrox was instilled and the ear irrigated until the tympanic membrane was visualized. A FACES Pain Scale was used to assess the comfort level of subjects. A questionnaire was developed to assess nurse satisfaction with the MorTan for irrigation and Debrox administration.<br/><br/>Results: A comparison of the time to clear the cerumen between groups was analyzed using ANOVA. It took significantly longer to clear the cerumen using the waterpic alone. An ANOVA was performed to analyze the pain difference between the groups. There was no significant difference in discomfort for those who had their ears irrigated with the waterpic on the MorTan and those who had the MorTan on a syringe. There was a significant difference between the waterpic alone and the waterpic with the MorTan, and the waterpic alone and the MorTan on syringe. The most discomfort was reported with the MorTan on the syringe (x=4.34). One hundred cultures were done on the waterpic following irrigations and cleaning. Only 1% was positive. <br/><br/>Conclusions: The majority found the MorTan easier to use for aural medication, but the nurses reported that the MorTan with the waterpic was harder to use than the waterpic alone. Ninety-eight percent of the nurses identified a need for a better device, but only 40.3% felt the MorTan met that need. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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