Utilizing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) to Champion Strategies to Reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182402
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) to Champion Strategies to Reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers
Author(s):
Blankenship, Jean
Author Details:
Jean Blankenship, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CDE, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, email: jean.blankenship@mjh.org
Abstract:
Hospitals are increasingly cognizant of the need to demonstrate quality patient outcomes at a time when fiscal and human resources are strained and maximizing resources is critical. Utilization of actively engaged unlicensed assistive personnel is one strategy for maximizing resources and impacting outcomes related to pressure ulcer prevention. The presenters will demonstrate strategies to engage and empower UAPs including: 1. UAP involvement in the implementation of a standardized UAP hand-off tool and a skin care report card to increase communication between UAP and nurses. 2. UAP participation in an interdisciplinary team that developed an electronic documentation system that enables UAPs to record delegated pressure ulcer prevention interventions such as turning, skin care, and heels up. 3. A monthly hospital-wide lunch and learn program offering for nursing assistants, where UAPs are educated on topics focused on patient quality and safety, including pressure ulcer prevention. Topics are presented by staff nurses and nurse educators, who sign up a year in advance to teach this popular educational session. 4. Unit-based UAP team meetings, facilitated by an RN educator, designed to enhance critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. As a result, the percent of patients with HAPUs on our medical/surgical floors averages 2.13% versus a comparison benchmark of 4.23%; and in ICU 2.50% versus 9.69%, as reported to the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). In addition, documentation of pressure ulcer prevention interventions has increased significantly by both UAPs and nurses. References: Bergquist-Beringer, S. & Davidson, J. (2008). NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training; National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Cuddigan,J., Ayello, E.A., & Sussman, C. (Eds.)
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.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilizing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) to Champion Strategies to Reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlankenship, Jeanen_US
dc.author.detailsJean Blankenship, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CDE, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, email: jean.blankenship@mjh.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182402-
dc.description.abstractHospitals are increasingly cognizant of the need to demonstrate quality patient outcomes at a time when fiscal and human resources are strained and maximizing resources is critical. Utilization of actively engaged unlicensed assistive personnel is one strategy for maximizing resources and impacting outcomes related to pressure ulcer prevention. The presenters will demonstrate strategies to engage and empower UAPs including: 1. UAP involvement in the implementation of a standardized UAP hand-off tool and a skin care report card to increase communication between UAP and nurses. 2. UAP participation in an interdisciplinary team that developed an electronic documentation system that enables UAPs to record delegated pressure ulcer prevention interventions such as turning, skin care, and heels up. 3. A monthly hospital-wide lunch and learn program offering for nursing assistants, where UAPs are educated on topics focused on patient quality and safety, including pressure ulcer prevention. Topics are presented by staff nurses and nurse educators, who sign up a year in advance to teach this popular educational session. 4. Unit-based UAP team meetings, facilitated by an RN educator, designed to enhance critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. As a result, the percent of patients with HAPUs on our medical/surgical floors averages 2.13% versus a comparison benchmark of 4.23%; and in ICU 2.50% versus 9.69%, as reported to the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). In addition, documentation of pressure ulcer prevention interventions has increased significantly by both UAPs and nurses. References: Bergquist-Beringer, S. & Davidson, J. (2008). NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training; National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Cuddigan,J., Ayello, E.A., & Sussman, C. (Eds.)en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:22:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:22:41Z-
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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