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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182874
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oh, What a Relief....Reducing the Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the ICU Setting
Author(s):
Nellett, Michelle; Salinas-Sanchez, Lisa; Kristof, Michele
Author Details:
Michelle Nellett, APN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: Michelle.Nellett@advocatehealth.com; Lisa Salinas-Sanchez, RN, AND; Michele Kristof, RN, ADN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: The presentation will describe the experience of reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in the ICU setting of a large Midwestern Medical Center. This quality improvement initiative began after two consecutive NDNQI quarterly pressure ulcer incidence results of greater than 25% were measured in the Adult Surgical Heart Unit. A team comprised of a group of staff nurses, an Advanced Practice Nurse, and several patient care associates undertook an aggressive hands-on approach to improve this outcome. Weekly skin care rounds were implemented by this team to assess the skin of every patient, identify patients at risk for impaired skin integrity, and recommend a plan of care for patients with altered skin integrity. The team developed a tool to measure the incidence of pressure ulcers in the unit and monitor documentation. A report of the monitoring and pressure ulcer incidence was shared with the Unit Council and posted confidentially for staff to review and track weekly progress. As the outcomes improved, momentum for the project grew and the team was expanded to include a dietician and a physical therapist. The staff learned the impact of the patients' nutritional status and incorporated a standard mobility plan. This nursing team demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of pressure ulcers from 25% to zero within ninety days. Staff continues active participation and input in the weekly rounds. The increased awareness of pressure ulcers has allowed the staff to become proactive and intervene early as appropriate to improve patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOh, What a Relief....Reducing the Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the ICU Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNellett, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalinas-Sanchez, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKristof, Micheleen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Nellett, APN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: Michelle.Nellett@advocatehealth.com; Lisa Salinas-Sanchez, RN, AND; Michele Kristof, RN, ADNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182874-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: The presentation will describe the experience of reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in the ICU setting of a large Midwestern Medical Center. This quality improvement initiative began after two consecutive NDNQI quarterly pressure ulcer incidence results of greater than 25% were measured in the Adult Surgical Heart Unit. A team comprised of a group of staff nurses, an Advanced Practice Nurse, and several patient care associates undertook an aggressive hands-on approach to improve this outcome. Weekly skin care rounds were implemented by this team to assess the skin of every patient, identify patients at risk for impaired skin integrity, and recommend a plan of care for patients with altered skin integrity. The team developed a tool to measure the incidence of pressure ulcers in the unit and monitor documentation. A report of the monitoring and pressure ulcer incidence was shared with the Unit Council and posted confidentially for staff to review and track weekly progress. As the outcomes improved, momentum for the project grew and the team was expanded to include a dietician and a physical therapist. The staff learned the impact of the patients' nutritional status and incorporated a standard mobility plan. This nursing team demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of pressure ulcers from 25% to zero within ninety days. Staff continues active participation and input in the weekly rounds. The increased awareness of pressure ulcers has allowed the staff to become proactive and intervene early as appropriate to improve patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:43:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:43:58Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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