Using Evidenced Based Practice to Standardize the Education of Nursing Staff and Patient Population on the Subject of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164929
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Evidenced Based Practice to Standardize the Education of Nursing Staff and Patient Population on the Subject of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
Author(s):
Boris, Lisa; Dubel, Karen; Venohr, Kimberly
Author Details:
Lisa Boris, RN, Nurse Administrator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: lisamarie.boris@roswellpark.org; Karen Dubel, RN, BSN; Kimberly Venohr, RN, BSN
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: An increase of catheter infection rates in patients with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) has had a negative effect on the oncology patient. This increase has prompted a team of nurses from several areas of the Institute to conduct an extensive literature research review to establish the best practice for PICC line care. The goal was to develop standardized care guidelines which are understood by the patient and the nurse caring for the patient. These guidelines were obtained using a literature review regarding best practice of care for the patient with a PICC line. An anonymous survey was distributed to 125 oncology RN's in the inpatient and outpatient settings. A 76% response rate was collected and used as a quality improvement initiative. After reviewing survey results it was obvious that improper PICC line care was being given to the patient. Or not given at all. The miscommunication between departments resulted in nurses feeling that patients were being taught line care by other departments visited by the patient. An educational brochure was developed immediately using literature review results for the education of staff and patients alike in the area of PICC line care. The brochure makes it possible for nurses and patients to be educated properly regardless of the department they are deployed to work or are visiting. Education for the patient and nurse caring for the PICC line patient has become standardized using this educational material. A brochure for patient and nurse education has been reviewed, and copyrighted by the Institute for the standardized education in PICC line care. Policy changes have determined that education of PICC line care is to be given by the proper department and a quarterly infection control review will determine if PICC line infections have decreased after the use of the educational brochures have been implemented. A team of nurses have changed the way PICC line care is delivered through the use of a literature review. Using evidence based practice techniques and policy changes PICC line care implementation has become standardized for all clinical staff and patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, 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.titleUsing Evidenced Based Practice to Standardize the Education of Nursing Staff and Patient Population on the Subject of Peripherally Inserted Central Cathetersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoris, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDubel, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorVenohr, Kimberlyen_US
dc.author.detailsLisa Boris, RN, Nurse Administrator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: lisamarie.boris@roswellpark.org; Karen Dubel, RN, BSN; Kimberly Venohr, RN, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164929-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: An increase of catheter infection rates in patients with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) has had a negative effect on the oncology patient. This increase has prompted a team of nurses from several areas of the Institute to conduct an extensive literature research review to establish the best practice for PICC line care. The goal was to develop standardized care guidelines which are understood by the patient and the nurse caring for the patient. These guidelines were obtained using a literature review regarding best practice of care for the patient with a PICC line. An anonymous survey was distributed to 125 oncology RN's in the inpatient and outpatient settings. A 76% response rate was collected and used as a quality improvement initiative. After reviewing survey results it was obvious that improper PICC line care was being given to the patient. Or not given at all. The miscommunication between departments resulted in nurses feeling that patients were being taught line care by other departments visited by the patient. An educational brochure was developed immediately using literature review results for the education of staff and patients alike in the area of PICC line care. The brochure makes it possible for nurses and patients to be educated properly regardless of the department they are deployed to work or are visiting. Education for the patient and nurse caring for the PICC line patient has become standardized using this educational material. A brochure for patient and nurse education has been reviewed, and copyrighted by the Institute for the standardized education in PICC line care. Policy changes have determined that education of PICC line care is to be given by the proper department and a quarterly infection control review will determine if PICC line infections have decreased after the use of the educational brochures have been implemented. A team of nurses have changed the way PICC line care is delivered through the use of a literature review. Using evidence based practice techniques and policy changes PICC line care implementation has become standardized for all clinical staff and patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:30Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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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