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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182892
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Pressure Ulcer Prevalence in a Surgical Orthopaedic Unit
Author(s):
Carniato, Sharon
Author Details:
Sharon Carniato, RN, BSN, ONC, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, Florida, USA, email: sharon-carniato@smh.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Background: Pressure ulcer prevalence rate on this orthopaedic unit peaked at 22% with most ulcers being on the heel area and at Stage I. Purpose: To involve nursing staff in a collective approach to reduce pressure ulcer prevalence. Method: During unit-based competency, data was presented and reviewed and appreciative inquiry was utilized to obtain staff suggestions which included better identification of high risk patients, and including pressure ulcer prevention education to patients attending the pre-operative joint class. Other strategies included piloting a new mattress and sloping the lower part of the bed to promote a reduction in heel ulcers. Results: Pressure ulcer prevalence dropped from 22% to 0% in one quarter. Conclusions: Education, treatment modalities and employee involvement are a successful combination in reducing pressure ulcer prevalence. Recommendations: Have the unit-based nurse educator participate in housewide prevalence studies to foster an awareness of evidence-based practices to reduce pressure ulcers.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
This 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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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReducing Pressure Ulcer Prevalence in a Surgical Orthopaedic Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarniato, Sharonen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Carniato, RN, BSN, ONC, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, Florida, USA, email: sharon-carniato@smh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182892-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Background: Pressure ulcer prevalence rate on this orthopaedic unit peaked at 22% with most ulcers being on the heel area and at Stage I. Purpose: To involve nursing staff in a collective approach to reduce pressure ulcer prevalence. Method: During unit-based competency, data was presented and reviewed and appreciative inquiry was utilized to obtain staff suggestions which included better identification of high risk patients, and including pressure ulcer prevention education to patients attending the pre-operative joint class. Other strategies included piloting a new mattress and sloping the lower part of the bed to promote a reduction in heel ulcers. Results: Pressure ulcer prevalence dropped from 22% to 0% in one quarter. Conclusions: Education, treatment modalities and employee involvement are a successful combination in reducing pressure ulcer prevalence. Recommendations: Have the unit-based nurse educator participate in housewide prevalence studies to foster an awareness of evidence-based practices to reduce pressure ulcers.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:44:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:44:45Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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