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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182465
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pressure Ulcer Prevention in a Critical Care Unit: A TEAM Approach
Author(s):
Dickerson, Bonnie
Author Details:
Bonnie Dickerson, BSN, Durham Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: bonnie.dickerson@duke.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: To reduce the rate of pressure ulcers in our patient population. Studies show a national critical care unit rate of 0.4-34%. Description:The Critical Care Unit (CCU)at ___ is a 22 bed unit with a diverse patient population. CCU patients are at risk for pressure ulcers due to the high acuity of their illnesses, co-morbidities, lack of mobility and historically poor nutritional management. The CCU staff developed a multidisciplinary team approach to decrease the prevalence of pressure ulcers. MDs, RNs, CNAs, dieticians and pharmacists were included. Educational events were held and focused on determining patients at risk, improving documentation of skin assessment as well as actions/interventions taken. Classes were held on how to use the new beds purchased when the CCU was extensively remodeled (CCU nurses were involved in selecting the beds/mattresses purchased). We also implemented a "Buddy System" to aid in turning and off-loading pressure in our patients. More education was given on how to decrease risk factors by focusing care plans on areas for risk the patient scored low in, and the implementation of early nutritional support(on arrival or by day 3). Conclusion: This program was successful in decreasing the incidence of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients and saved dollars used on specialty beds. Prevelance surveys showed that pressure rates fell from 0-17% (average 6%) to ZERO % the past nine months. NO specialty beds have been used in the past year-a savings of $50,000! Staff and patient satisfaction scores have also risen.
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.titlePressure Ulcer Prevention in a Critical Care Unit: A TEAM Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDickerson, Bonnieen_US
dc.author.detailsBonnie Dickerson, BSN, Durham Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: bonnie.dickerson@duke.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182465-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To reduce the rate of pressure ulcers in our patient population. Studies show a national critical care unit rate of 0.4-34%. Description:The Critical Care Unit (CCU)at ___ is a 22 bed unit with a diverse patient population. CCU patients are at risk for pressure ulcers due to the high acuity of their illnesses, co-morbidities, lack of mobility and historically poor nutritional management. The CCU staff developed a multidisciplinary team approach to decrease the prevalence of pressure ulcers. MDs, RNs, CNAs, dieticians and pharmacists were included. Educational events were held and focused on determining patients at risk, improving documentation of skin assessment as well as actions/interventions taken. Classes were held on how to use the new beds purchased when the CCU was extensively remodeled (CCU nurses were involved in selecting the beds/mattresses purchased). We also implemented a "Buddy System" to aid in turning and off-loading pressure in our patients. More education was given on how to decrease risk factors by focusing care plans on areas for risk the patient scored low in, and the implementation of early nutritional support(on arrival or by day 3). Conclusion: This program was successful in decreasing the incidence of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients and saved dollars used on specialty beds. Prevelance surveys showed that pressure rates fell from 0-17% (average 6%) to ZERO % the past nine months. NO specialty beds have been used in the past year-a savings of $50,000! Staff and patient satisfaction scores have also risen.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:25:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:25:27Z-
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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