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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182274
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Making a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Author(s):
Lawtum, D. Denielle
Author Details:
D. Denielle Lawtum, RN, MSN, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York, USA, email: dakota.lawtum@chsli.org
Abstract:
The prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers in critical care units is a national issue. There are proven interventions that are beneficial to the maintenance of skin integrity. Amongst these are turning and positioning, pressure redistribution surfaces, maintaining the head of the bed at no greater than 30 degrees, nutrition, perineal cleanser and moisture barriers. The premise of the Skin Bundle (SB) is to incorporate the necessary steps in nursing practice, and to prioritize these steps along with utilizing the power of redundancy. The implementation of the SB promoted teamwork within the hospital, as supportive personnel assist professional nurses with turning, positioning and basic comfort care measures. The professional nurse is the champion of the SB, collaborating with the Interdisciplinary Team in relation to the implementation of the bundle. The SB has six important components and is an all or nothing approach. Prior to initiating the SB, a baseline data collection was conducted and included 60 CCU patients and was equal to 775 patient days. This daily data collection included 30 data points. The statistical analysis of the pre-bundle data resulted that patients were most clinically unstable did not acquired pressure ulcers, the 30% that did develop ulcers were the patients awaiting placement. The CCU staff was educated on the SB and the bundle was implemented, 500 patients were evaluated daily and the incidence of CCU acquired pressure ulcers decreased dramatically. The SB has since been implemented hospital wide and the prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers continues to decrease.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaking a Difference through Nursing Research in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLawtum, D. Denielleen_US
dc.author.detailsD. Denielle Lawtum, RN, MSN, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York, USA, email: dakota.lawtum@chsli.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182274-
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers in critical care units is a national issue. There are proven interventions that are beneficial to the maintenance of skin integrity. Amongst these are turning and positioning, pressure redistribution surfaces, maintaining the head of the bed at no greater than 30 degrees, nutrition, perineal cleanser and moisture barriers. The premise of the Skin Bundle (SB) is to incorporate the necessary steps in nursing practice, and to prioritize these steps along with utilizing the power of redundancy. The implementation of the SB promoted teamwork within the hospital, as supportive personnel assist professional nurses with turning, positioning and basic comfort care measures. The professional nurse is the champion of the SB, collaborating with the Interdisciplinary Team in relation to the implementation of the bundle. The SB has six important components and is an all or nothing approach. Prior to initiating the SB, a baseline data collection was conducted and included 60 CCU patients and was equal to 775 patient days. This daily data collection included 30 data points. The statistical analysis of the pre-bundle data resulted that patients were most clinically unstable did not acquired pressure ulcers, the 30% that did develop ulcers were the patients awaiting placement. The CCU staff was educated on the SB and the bundle was implemented, 500 patients were evaluated daily and the incidence of CCU acquired pressure ulcers decreased dramatically. The SB has since been implemented hospital wide and the prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers continues to decrease.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:16:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:16:57Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, 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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