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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183043
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Testing of a Tool to Measure Nurses' Use of the Pressure Ulcer Log
Author(s):
Wood-Vera, Mary Kay; Justinvil, M.; Lorenzo, C.; Dezendegui, C.; Lindgren, C.
Author Details:
Mary Kay Wood-Vera, RN, South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL, email: MaryKatW@baptisthealth.net; M. Justinvil; C. Lorenzo; C. Dezendegui; C. Lindgren
Abstract:
Pressure ulcers remain a major challenge in acute care. Early detection, assessment, and treatment are necessary and require vigilant, organized nursing care. The Wound Center of South Miami Hospital and our Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Group developed a Pressure Ulcer Log (PUL) for recording incidence, status, and treatment of patients' pressure ulcers. The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that measured the nurses' reception and usage of the pressure ulcer log on the clinical units of the hospital and to determine if PUL use was related to unit expectations and nurses' educational background and experience. Design: The study was designed as an instrument development pilot study. Sample: The sample was 200 RNs including; nurse managers, clinicians, and staff nurses from a South Florida hospital. Instrument: The ten item questionnaire, Evaluation of the Pressure Log, focused on the user friendliness of the Pressure Ulcer Log, the assignment and logistics of completing the Log, and effectiveness of use of the Log to detect pressure ulcers. The questions were scored using a Likert response scale. An additional open ended question allowed respondents to explain any other issues about use of the Log and detection of pressure ulcers not covered in the objective questions. Data Analysis: Data were analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics. Findings: Findings revealed nurses felt the PUL was user friendly and that unit practices and expectations were significantly related to PUL use. Characteristics of the nurses were not related to PUL use. Discussion: The PUL and results of this study are being shared with the clinical nursing staff. The findings provide evidence for deciding additions or changes in practices for preventing and early detection of pressure ulcers on the clinical units.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, 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.titleDevelopment and Testing of a Tool to Measure Nurses' Use of the Pressure Ulcer Logen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWood-Vera, Mary Kayen_US
dc.contributor.authorJustinvil, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDezendegui, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLindgren, C.en_US
dc.author.detailsMary Kay Wood-Vera, RN, South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL, email: MaryKatW@baptisthealth.net; M. Justinvil; C. Lorenzo; C. Dezendegui; C. Lindgrenen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183043-
dc.description.abstractPressure ulcers remain a major challenge in acute care. Early detection, assessment, and treatment are necessary and require vigilant, organized nursing care. The Wound Center of South Miami Hospital and our Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Group developed a Pressure Ulcer Log (PUL) for recording incidence, status, and treatment of patients' pressure ulcers. The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that measured the nurses' reception and usage of the pressure ulcer log on the clinical units of the hospital and to determine if PUL use was related to unit expectations and nurses' educational background and experience. Design: The study was designed as an instrument development pilot study. Sample: The sample was 200 RNs including; nurse managers, clinicians, and staff nurses from a South Florida hospital. Instrument: The ten item questionnaire, Evaluation of the Pressure Log, focused on the user friendliness of the Pressure Ulcer Log, the assignment and logistics of completing the Log, and effectiveness of use of the Log to detect pressure ulcers. The questions were scored using a Likert response scale. An additional open ended question allowed respondents to explain any other issues about use of the Log and detection of pressure ulcers not covered in the objective questions. Data Analysis: Data were analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics. Findings: Findings revealed nurses felt the PUL was user friendly and that unit practices and expectations were significantly related to PUL use. Characteristics of the nurses were not related to PUL use. Discussion: The PUL and results of this study are being shared with the clinical nursing staff. The findings provide evidence for deciding additions or changes in practices for preventing and early detection of pressure ulcers on the clinical units.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:07Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, 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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