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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163113
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Selected Outcomes of Two Alternative Forms of Hygienic Care
Author(s):
Hoerst, Barbara J.; Ragasa, Florecita
Author Details:
Barbara J. Hoerst, PhD, RN, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: hoerst@lasalle.edu; Florecita Ragasa, CCRN, RN, St. Mary Medical Center
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare the use of rinse-free cleansing washcloths with the traditional basin bed bath when providing hygienic care to patients in a cardiovascular critical care unit. Theoretical Framework: The nursing care delivery model of SMMC, consistent with the works of Henderson and Abdullah, emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to improve the health of the patient/family and to assist them with support and knowledge needed to return to optimal independent functioning. Nurses strive to meet the needs of patients within four primary dimensions: comfort, hygiene, safety, and physiologic adaptation. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A quasi-experimental design is used to compare selected outcomes of two forms of hygienic care used when caring for patients in a CVCU. Patients are comparable in regard to most attribute variables, including age, sex, severity of illness, and length of stay. Unit 1 will provide all hygienic care using disposable, rinse-free cleansing cloths. The Essential Bath TM cleansing washcloths will be used for the daily bath and Comfort Shield with dimethicone washcloths will be used for cleansing the patient following any urinary/fecal incontinence events. Unit 2 nurses will use the traditional basin/soap/water form of bed baths when providing daily hygienic care to patients and when caring for patients with urinary/fecal incontinence. Direct primary outcomes of the study are: 1) patient and nurse satisfaction, and 2) costs. Secondary outcomes include: 1) the rate of skin breakdown (includes nosocomial pressure ulcers and/or perineal dermatitis); and 2) the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be used to analyze data. Results: Ongoing. Conclusions and Implications: In accordance with efforts toward establishing an evidence-based nursing practice, results will be used to make an informed decision as to continue with traditional form of providing hygienic care or making a change to using disposable, rinse-free cleansing washcloth products.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
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.titleSelected Outcomes of Two Alternative Forms of Hygienic Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoerst, Barbara J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRagasa, Florecitaen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara J. Hoerst, PhD, RN, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: hoerst@lasalle.edu; Florecita Ragasa, CCRN, RN, St. Mary Medical Centeren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163113-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study is to compare the use of rinse-free cleansing washcloths with the traditional basin bed bath when providing hygienic care to patients in a cardiovascular critical care unit. Theoretical Framework: The nursing care delivery model of SMMC, consistent with the works of Henderson and Abdullah, emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to improve the health of the patient/family and to assist them with support and knowledge needed to return to optimal independent functioning. Nurses strive to meet the needs of patients within four primary dimensions: comfort, hygiene, safety, and physiologic adaptation. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A quasi-experimental design is used to compare selected outcomes of two forms of hygienic care used when caring for patients in a CVCU. Patients are comparable in regard to most attribute variables, including age, sex, severity of illness, and length of stay. Unit 1 will provide all hygienic care using disposable, rinse-free cleansing cloths. The Essential Bath TM cleansing washcloths will be used for the daily bath and Comfort Shield with dimethicone washcloths will be used for cleansing the patient following any urinary/fecal incontinence events. Unit 2 nurses will use the traditional basin/soap/water form of bed baths when providing daily hygienic care to patients and when caring for patients with urinary/fecal incontinence. Direct primary outcomes of the study are: 1) patient and nurse satisfaction, and 2) costs. Secondary outcomes include: 1) the rate of skin breakdown (includes nosocomial pressure ulcers and/or perineal dermatitis); and 2) the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be used to analyze data. Results: Ongoing. Conclusions and Implications: In accordance with efforts toward establishing an evidence-based nursing practice, results will be used to make an informed decision as to continue with traditional form of providing hygienic care or making a change to using disposable, rinse-free cleansing washcloth products.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:01:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:01:30Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_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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