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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166379
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Unit-Based Teams of Pressure Ulcer Nurses
Author(s):
Blackett, Ann; Pressure Ulcer Nurse Staff at University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Author Details:
Ann Blackett, MS, APRN-BC, CNS, CWON, email: ablackett@umcaz.edu; Pressure Ulcer Nurse Staff at University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Abstract:
HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: University Medical Center, Tucson Arizona, is a 350 bed Tertiary University Hospital associated with the University of Arizona and specially the College of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine. Magnet status achieved in 2004. BACKGROUND OF PRACTICE INNOVATION: Pressure ulcer reduction is a National Patient Safety Goal. To manage the prevalence and incidence studies, a team of nurses was organized for each unit. PRACTICE INNOVATION PURPOSE: To organize unite-based nurse teams that collect accurate data by consistent methodology and influence a decrease in the prevalence and incidence of Pressure. PRACTICE INNOVATION OBJECTIVES: (1) Decrease the prevalence, nosocomial prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers (2) Develop unit based teams of Pressure Ulcer Nurses from the Direct Care Nurses in order to participate in the Prevalence & Incidence Study (3) Create a "clinical ladder" within the Pressure Ulcer Nurses consisting of the Survey Nurses and the Skin Care Nurses (4) Educate the Skin Care Nurses to become the lead nurses on their units for skin care issues (5) Educate the Pressure Ulcer Nurses to be "owners" of the data (6) Incorporate evidence based knowledge into the education & the conduct of the study. PRACTICE INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION: Develop expert nurses on each unit who will participate in the quarterly prevalence pressure ulcer study for Magnet and our yearly prevalence and incidence study. Add an incidence study to each quarterly prevalence study. Include additional units. Provide the pressure ulcer nurses with the formulae and the education to calculate the prevalence and incidence percentages. Facilitate the pressure ulcer nurses to communicate this data to their colleagues. Mentor the pressure ulcer nurses to design innovative interventions for skin care integrity. Clinical advancement of the Pressure Ulcer Nurse included the following: (a) the Direct Care Nurses have evolved into Survey Nurses and progressed to Skin Care Nurse experts for their units, which was accomplished by a structured educational component; (b) the Survey Nurses are involved in collection & calculation of the data; and (c) the Skin Care Nurses are also involved as the Survey Nurse. PRACTICE INNOVATION OUTCOMES: (1) Prevalence and incidence scores were decreased from 2003 to 2007: (a) Nosomomial Prevalence from 7.5% to 5.3% and (b) Incidence from 10.1% to 4.4%. A decrease of 5.7. (2) Pressure Ulcer nursing teams function effectively (3) Confidence in data quality exists (4) Direct Care nurses are empowered with their enhanced knowledge of Wound Care and Quality Improvement methods (5) Skin Care Council provides a hospital-wide approach to skin care (6) Hospital is independent of bed manufacturing company for data (7) Area of focus was identified in the Intensive Care Units for both Adult and Pediatrics. CONCLUSIONS: With pressure ulcers as a ôneverö event, the present accomplishments are still short of our goal of zero for incidence. We plan to focus on admission skin assessment, development of our WEB site for nurse resources, and continue to enhance the Direct Care Nurses ownership of pressure ulcer occurrences.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC Magnet Practice Innovations
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
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 for further details regarding this item.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnit-Based Teams of Pressure Ulcer Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlackett, Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorPressure Ulcer Nurse Staff at University Medical Center, Tucson, AZen_US
dc.author.detailsAnn Blackett, MS, APRN-BC, CNS, CWON, email: ablackett@umcaz.edu; Pressure Ulcer Nurse Staff at University Medical Center, Tucson, AZen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166379-
dc.description.abstractHEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: University Medical Center, Tucson Arizona, is a 350 bed Tertiary University Hospital associated with the University of Arizona and specially the College of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine. Magnet status achieved in 2004. BACKGROUND OF PRACTICE INNOVATION: Pressure ulcer reduction is a National Patient Safety Goal. To manage the prevalence and incidence studies, a team of nurses was organized for each unit. PRACTICE INNOVATION PURPOSE: To organize unite-based nurse teams that collect accurate data by consistent methodology and influence a decrease in the prevalence and incidence of Pressure. PRACTICE INNOVATION OBJECTIVES: (1) Decrease the prevalence, nosocomial prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers (2) Develop unit based teams of Pressure Ulcer Nurses from the Direct Care Nurses in order to participate in the Prevalence & Incidence Study (3) Create a "clinical ladder" within the Pressure Ulcer Nurses consisting of the Survey Nurses and the Skin Care Nurses (4) Educate the Skin Care Nurses to become the lead nurses on their units for skin care issues (5) Educate the Pressure Ulcer Nurses to be "owners" of the data (6) Incorporate evidence based knowledge into the education & the conduct of the study. PRACTICE INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION: Develop expert nurses on each unit who will participate in the quarterly prevalence pressure ulcer study for Magnet and our yearly prevalence and incidence study. Add an incidence study to each quarterly prevalence study. Include additional units. Provide the pressure ulcer nurses with the formulae and the education to calculate the prevalence and incidence percentages. Facilitate the pressure ulcer nurses to communicate this data to their colleagues. Mentor the pressure ulcer nurses to design innovative interventions for skin care integrity. Clinical advancement of the Pressure Ulcer Nurse included the following: (a) the Direct Care Nurses have evolved into Survey Nurses and progressed to Skin Care Nurse experts for their units, which was accomplished by a structured educational component; (b) the Survey Nurses are involved in collection & calculation of the data; and (c) the Skin Care Nurses are also involved as the Survey Nurse. PRACTICE INNOVATION OUTCOMES: (1) Prevalence and incidence scores were decreased from 2003 to 2007: (a) Nosomomial Prevalence from 7.5% to 5.3% and (b) Incidence from 10.1% to 4.4%. A decrease of 5.7. (2) Pressure Ulcer nursing teams function effectively (3) Confidence in data quality exists (4) Direct Care nurses are empowered with their enhanced knowledge of Wound Care and Quality Improvement methods (5) Skin Care Council provides a hospital-wide approach to skin care (6) Hospital is independent of bed manufacturing company for data (7) Area of focus was identified in the Intensive Care Units for both Adult and Pediatrics. CONCLUSIONS: With pressure ulcers as a ôneverö event, the present accomplishments are still short of our goal of zero for incidence. We plan to focus on admission skin assessment, development of our WEB site for nurse resources, and continue to enhance the Direct Care Nurses ownership of pressure ulcer occurrences.en_US
dc.date.available2011-10-27T15:32:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T15:32:23Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC Magnet Practice Innovationsen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_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 for further details regarding this item.-
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