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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182432
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Collaborative Approach
Author(s):
Chapman, Kelly
Author Details:
Kelly Chapman, RN, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA, email: chapman_kelly@guthrie.org
Abstract:
Our objective was to decrease the overall rate of facility acquired pressure ulcers in our hospital, through education on risk assessment, prevention protocols, and collaboration of skin team members, nursing staff, WOCN, and nursing administration. To achieve this the nursing skin team members and WOCN provided mentoring of nursing staff and developed mandatory education on pressure ulcers prevention measures. Skin team members attend quarterly team meetings, perform quarterly prevalence studies and participate in chart reviews and education. Evidence based protocols for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment were implemented at our facility. This allowed nurses to enter protocols based on their nursing assessment. In January of 2006 a qualitative initiative called "Measurement Monday" was implemented to improve documentation of impaired skin. In January of 2007 a uniform documentation tool for impaired skin was also implemented and in March of 2008 the electronic record was introduced. Pressure ulcers rates for each nursing unit were discussed at monthly unit and quality councils. Measures to decrease overall rates were ongoing. Our Chief Nursing Officer as well as nursing managers provided ongoing support for pressure ulcer prevention strategies and programs. The result was a 46% decrease in our overall pressure ulcer rates over the last 4 fiscal years. References: Bergstrom, N., Braden, B., Laguzza, A. & Holman, A. (1987). The Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risk, Nursing Research, 36(4), 205-210.; Panel for the Prediction and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline Number 3: Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention. Rockville, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Public Health Service. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.May 1992: AHCPR Publication No. 92-0047; Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society: Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline Series Number 2. 2003 pages 2-15.
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.titleReducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Collaborative Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Kellyen_US
dc.author.detailsKelly Chapman, RN, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA, email: chapman_kelly@guthrie.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182432-
dc.description.abstractOur objective was to decrease the overall rate of facility acquired pressure ulcers in our hospital, through education on risk assessment, prevention protocols, and collaboration of skin team members, nursing staff, WOCN, and nursing administration. To achieve this the nursing skin team members and WOCN provided mentoring of nursing staff and developed mandatory education on pressure ulcers prevention measures. Skin team members attend quarterly team meetings, perform quarterly prevalence studies and participate in chart reviews and education. Evidence based protocols for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment were implemented at our facility. This allowed nurses to enter protocols based on their nursing assessment. In January of 2006 a qualitative initiative called "Measurement Monday" was implemented to improve documentation of impaired skin. In January of 2007 a uniform documentation tool for impaired skin was also implemented and in March of 2008 the electronic record was introduced. Pressure ulcers rates for each nursing unit were discussed at monthly unit and quality councils. Measures to decrease overall rates were ongoing. Our Chief Nursing Officer as well as nursing managers provided ongoing support for pressure ulcer prevention strategies and programs. The result was a 46% decrease in our overall pressure ulcer rates over the last 4 fiscal years. References: Bergstrom, N., Braden, B., Laguzza, A. & Holman, A. (1987). The Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risk, Nursing Research, 36(4), 205-210.; Panel for the Prediction and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline Number 3: Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention. Rockville, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Public Health Service. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.May 1992: AHCPR Publication No. 92-0047; Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society: Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline Series Number 2. 2003 pages 2-15.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:23:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:23:57Z-
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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