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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182387
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pressure Ulcers and Nutritional Support: A Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes
Author(s):
Barrett, Roseann
Author Details:
Roseann Barrett, PhD, RN, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: rbarrett@sjhnh.org
Abstract:
Prevention of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients represents a challenge with great financial impact for hospitals and serious consequences for patients. Although there is a lack of empirical knowledge aboutthe role nutrition plays in preventing and managing pressure ulcers (Langer, Scholemer, Knerr, et al. , 2003), increasing nurses' awareness aboutthe importance of regular nutritional assessment and intervention may contribute to the prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers. A partnership composed of dieticians and nurses was formed. Current practices for screening, assessment, and documentation were reviewed. Evidence about nutrition, wound healing, nutition assessment, oral supplements, and health care providers' knowledge about the role of nutrition in pressure ulcer management were reviewed. Recommendations based on the evidence included revision of assessment records, implementation of a nutrition consult trigger for patients at risk and a house wide educational initiative focused on increasing staff awareness about the importance of nutritional assessment and intervention in pressure ulcer prevention and management. Nurses' knowledge about the importance of nutritional assessment and intervention was measured before and after the educational program. The effectiveness of the nutriton consult trigger was measured by the number of consults completed. Improvement in patient outcomes was measured by NDNQI indicators related to pressure ulcers. Interdisciplinary partnerships are an effective way to implement evidence based practice initiatives. Structured nutrition and pressure ulcer risk assessment can be used to trigger nutritional support for patients at risk. Educational programs designed to increase staff awareness about nutrition and wound healing may contribute to better patient outcomes. References: Langer, G., Scholoemer, G., Knerr, A., et al. (2003). Nutritional interventions for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. in: Cochrane Library issue 4, 2003.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePressure Ulcers and Nutritional Support: A Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Roseannen_US
dc.author.detailsRoseann Barrett, PhD, RN, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: rbarrett@sjhnh.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182387-
dc.description.abstractPrevention of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients represents a challenge with great financial impact for hospitals and serious consequences for patients. Although there is a lack of empirical knowledge aboutthe role nutrition plays in preventing and managing pressure ulcers (Langer, Scholemer, Knerr, et al. , 2003), increasing nurses' awareness aboutthe importance of regular nutritional assessment and intervention may contribute to the prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers. A partnership composed of dieticians and nurses was formed. Current practices for screening, assessment, and documentation were reviewed. Evidence about nutrition, wound healing, nutition assessment, oral supplements, and health care providers' knowledge about the role of nutrition in pressure ulcer management were reviewed. Recommendations based on the evidence included revision of assessment records, implementation of a nutrition consult trigger for patients at risk and a house wide educational initiative focused on increasing staff awareness about the importance of nutritional assessment and intervention in pressure ulcer prevention and management. Nurses' knowledge about the importance of nutritional assessment and intervention was measured before and after the educational program. The effectiveness of the nutriton consult trigger was measured by the number of consults completed. Improvement in patient outcomes was measured by NDNQI indicators related to pressure ulcers. Interdisciplinary partnerships are an effective way to implement evidence based practice initiatives. Structured nutrition and pressure ulcer risk assessment can be used to trigger nutritional support for patients at risk. Educational programs designed to increase staff awareness about nutrition and wound healing may contribute to better patient outcomes. References: Langer, G., Scholoemer, G., Knerr, A., et al. (2003). Nutritional interventions for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. in: Cochrane Library issue 4, 2003.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:22:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:22:02Z-
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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