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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164893
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EXTREME MAKEOVER: THE ADULT BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CLINIC EDITION
Author(s):
Turkel, Laura; Besas, Cynthia
Author Details:
Laura Turkel, RN BSN, Nurse Clinician, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: turke001nc@yahoo.com; Cynthia Besas, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Hospital demolition, construction and renovation projects present immunocompromised patients who receive treatment at an outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic with increased risk of infection due to the introduction and spread of airborne contaminants such as nosocomial fungal spores, long hidden behind walls and ceilings, into the outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. As hospitals expand their facilities to meet rising patient demand nursing staff must take special care to protect immunocompromised patients from the dangers posed by airborne contaminants. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate, as an exemplar from one institution, key infection control risk assessment and construction guidelines that were considered in developing a ôPlanö to protect outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic patients from exposure to airborne contaminants resulting from demolition and construction. This presentation will also identify important infection control guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Routine hygiene and isolation protocols within the outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic are not enough to protect immunocompromised patients from airborne contaminants introduced during demolition and construction. Clinic staff must partner with architects, construction crews, housekeeping staff and infection control personnel to understand and assess the special needs of Clinic patients, to develop a ôPlanö and to implement effective monitoring and infection-control procedures. The success of the processes implemented will be measured by comparing historical data reflecting incidences of fungal infection with data derived during the period of demolition, construction and renovation. The short-term value of the program is measured by the cost of the program versus in-patient healthcare costs resulting from complications or death due to avoidable infection. Outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic staff play a vital role as health care providers and patient advocates in assessing patient risks, in developing the ôPlanö and in promoting processes and procedures to monitor and reduce the potential for infection to outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic patients due to infectious airborne contaminants.
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.titleEXTREME MAKEOVER: THE ADULT BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CLINIC EDITIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurkel, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBesas, Cynthiaen_US
dc.author.detailsLaura Turkel, RN BSN, Nurse Clinician, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: turke001nc@yahoo.com; Cynthia Besas, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164893-
dc.description.abstractHospital demolition, construction and renovation projects present immunocompromised patients who receive treatment at an outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic with increased risk of infection due to the introduction and spread of airborne contaminants such as nosocomial fungal spores, long hidden behind walls and ceilings, into the outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. As hospitals expand their facilities to meet rising patient demand nursing staff must take special care to protect immunocompromised patients from the dangers posed by airborne contaminants. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate, as an exemplar from one institution, key infection control risk assessment and construction guidelines that were considered in developing a ôPlanö to protect outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic patients from exposure to airborne contaminants resulting from demolition and construction. This presentation will also identify important infection control guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Routine hygiene and isolation protocols within the outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic are not enough to protect immunocompromised patients from airborne contaminants introduced during demolition and construction. Clinic staff must partner with architects, construction crews, housekeeping staff and infection control personnel to understand and assess the special needs of Clinic patients, to develop a ôPlanö and to implement effective monitoring and infection-control procedures. The success of the processes implemented will be measured by comparing historical data reflecting incidences of fungal infection with data derived during the period of demolition, construction and renovation. The short-term value of the program is measured by the cost of the program versus in-patient healthcare costs resulting from complications or death due to avoidable infection. Outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic staff play a vital role as health care providers and patient advocates in assessing patient risks, in developing the ôPlanö and in promoting processes and procedures to monitor and reduce the potential for infection to outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic patients due to infectious airborne contaminants.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:51Z-
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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