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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164739
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
BRADEN SCALE FOR GYNECOLOGICAL RADIATION PATIENTS
Author(s):
Trojanowsky, Margie
Author Details:
Margie Trojanowsky, RN BSN OCN, Staff Nurse, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: mtrojano@mdanderson.org
Abstract:
The Braden Scale has been well validated as a tool to assess risk of skin breakdown, however, there has only been one study conducted with oncology patients. Gynecological radiation patients, because of their treatment modalities, have a higher risk for impaired skin integrity and breakdown. The Braden Scale offers the nurse the opportunity to assess the risk for impaired skin integrity related to pressure that the gynecologic radiation patient population may exhibit. These patients require a more specific Braden Scale with interventions and outcomes that are specific to this particular population. The purpose of this project is to develop a Braden Scale specific to gynecological radiation patients (specifically cervical, endometrial, and vaginal cancer patients receiving inpatient radiation implants) to ensure accurate and adequate assessment of their potential for skin breakdown. Our primary goal thus far has been to develop interventions and outcomes specific to the gynecological radiation patient population. The intervention will be piloted on the radiation unit. The results will be presented to the Shared Governance Council for practice and policy review. Results will be evaluated in the following manner: incidence of Stage I/II/III/IV ulcers will be measured both as inpatient and outpatient, nurses will be surveyed regarding perception of workload, and the Shared Governance Council will evaluated policy implications. The results have the following implications: decreasing the incidence of pressure ulcers in radiation patients, development of appropriate assessment intervals, development of new policies and standardized interventions as well as analysis of nurse work effort.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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.titleBRADEN SCALE FOR GYNECOLOGICAL RADIATION PATIENTSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrojanowsky, Margieen_US
dc.author.detailsMargie Trojanowsky, RN BSN OCN, Staff Nurse, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: mtrojano@mdanderson.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164739-
dc.description.abstractThe Braden Scale has been well validated as a tool to assess risk of skin breakdown, however, there has only been one study conducted with oncology patients. Gynecological radiation patients, because of their treatment modalities, have a higher risk for impaired skin integrity and breakdown. The Braden Scale offers the nurse the opportunity to assess the risk for impaired skin integrity related to pressure that the gynecologic radiation patient population may exhibit. These patients require a more specific Braden Scale with interventions and outcomes that are specific to this particular population. The purpose of this project is to develop a Braden Scale specific to gynecological radiation patients (specifically cervical, endometrial, and vaginal cancer patients receiving inpatient radiation implants) to ensure accurate and adequate assessment of their potential for skin breakdown. Our primary goal thus far has been to develop interventions and outcomes specific to the gynecological radiation patient population. The intervention will be piloted on the radiation unit. The results will be presented to the Shared Governance Council for practice and policy review. Results will be evaluated in the following manner: incidence of Stage I/II/III/IV ulcers will be measured both as inpatient and outpatient, nurses will be surveyed regarding perception of workload, and the Shared Governance Council will evaluated policy implications. The results have the following implications: decreasing the incidence of pressure ulcers in radiation patients, development of appropriate assessment intervals, development of new policies and standardized interventions as well as analysis of nurse work effort.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:05Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_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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