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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182206
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Multidisciplinary, Multi-Departmental Approach to Achieving Health Outcomes for Pressure Ulcers
Author(s):
Kittle, Karen
Author Details:
Karen Kittle, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Director Medical, Surgical, Cardiology & Inpatient Behavioral Health, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: Karen.Kittle@advocatehealth.com
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Pressure ulcers (PUs) affect approximately 2.5 million patients in acute care facilities annually. Complications from PUs include increased pain, infection, longer lengths of stay, and decreased quality of life. In early 2008, the hospital PU rate as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was 1.69, well above the established benchmark of 0.90. A Pressure Ulcer Outcomes Committee was formed in July of 2008 to reduce PU rates through a multi-disciplinary set of interventions and strategies. Membership was broad and included key stakeholders from clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Emphasis was placed on establishing best practice guidelines from regulatory and health quality organizations. First, the team analyzed the process by which overall PU rates are calculated. From this analysis, improvement opportunities were identified and the role of each department clarified. Extensive educational initiatives were developed for all departments and disciplines. A critical intervention included implementing real time access of prevalence data submitted to National Database for Nursing Quality Initiatives (NDNQI). This allowed unit based shared governance teams to immediately address process improvements versus waiting several months for the benchmarked NDNQI data. The third step involved the coordination of health information management and case management to assure proper coding of charts. A steady decline in PU rates was observed with current outcomes well below the 2009 target of 0.68. The November 2009 rate was 0.19. Strategic engagement of all members of the healthcare team has increased awareness of PU prevention, management, and documentation, thereby improving outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Multidisciplinary, Multi-Departmental Approach to Achieving Health Outcomes for Pressure Ulcersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKittle, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsKaren Kittle, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Director Medical, Surgical, Cardiology & Inpatient Behavioral Health, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: Karen.Kittle@advocatehealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182206-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Pressure ulcers (PUs) affect approximately 2.5 million patients in acute care facilities annually. Complications from PUs include increased pain, infection, longer lengths of stay, and decreased quality of life. In early 2008, the hospital PU rate as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was 1.69, well above the established benchmark of 0.90. A Pressure Ulcer Outcomes Committee was formed in July of 2008 to reduce PU rates through a multi-disciplinary set of interventions and strategies. Membership was broad and included key stakeholders from clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Emphasis was placed on establishing best practice guidelines from regulatory and health quality organizations. First, the team analyzed the process by which overall PU rates are calculated. From this analysis, improvement opportunities were identified and the role of each department clarified. Extensive educational initiatives were developed for all departments and disciplines. A critical intervention included implementing real time access of prevalence data submitted to National Database for Nursing Quality Initiatives (NDNQI). This allowed unit based shared governance teams to immediately address process improvements versus waiting several months for the benchmarked NDNQI data. The third step involved the coordination of health information management and case management to assure proper coding of charts. A steady decline in PU rates was observed with current outcomes well below the 2009 target of 0.68. The November 2009 rate was 0.19. Strategic engagement of all members of the healthcare team has increased awareness of PU prevention, management, and documentation, thereby improving outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:13:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:13:51Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.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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