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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183046
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Electronic "Stick Figure" a visual Admission Skin Assessment and Documentiation Tool
Author(s):
Anderson, Carliss
Author Details:
Carliss Anderson, RN, MSN, email: carliss.anderson@flaglerhospital.org
Abstract:
Purpose: Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (PrUs) remain a critical health care issue. The incidence of Hospital Acquired PrUs ranged from a low of 7% (2001, 2003, and 2004) to a high of 9% (2000). The annual cost of treating hospital acquired PrUs is estimated at $2.2 to $3.6 billion (Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Whittington, K & Briones, R., Nov/Dec 2004).

Method: To address this serious issue, a multidisciplinary team created an electronic "stick figure" of the front and back of the human body, which facilitates assessment and documentation of existing pressure ulcers and areas of vulnerability. For continuity of care, the admission skin assessment data populates the ongoing nursing assessment fields. This population of fields provides the nurse completing the nursing shift assessment with accurate information regarding location of focus for skin issues when assessing the integumentary system.

Findings: Initial data show excellent compliance with the "stick figure" documentation, therefore, meeting the goal of improved admission skin assessment and documentation. Due to recent roll-out, additional data is not yet available.

Discussion: The direct are nurses were excited to transition from the paper tool to the electronic "stick figure", appreciating both the clarity of the admission assessment data and the documentation continuity. Utilizing the new tool will improve the quality of patient care, meet the regulatory requirements of CMS and JCAHO, facilitate evidence-based practice; decrease the incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, and positively impact the cost of care. It is a triumph when a documentation tool is rolled out and the direct care nursing staff responds with "Wow!!!"
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, 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.titleThe Electronic "Stick Figure" a visual Admission Skin Assessment and Documentiation Toolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Carlissen_US
dc.author.detailsCarliss Anderson, RN, MSN, email: carliss.anderson@flaglerhospital.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183046-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (PrUs) remain a critical health care issue. The incidence of Hospital Acquired PrUs ranged from a low of 7% (2001, 2003, and 2004) to a high of 9% (2000). The annual cost of treating hospital acquired PrUs is estimated at $2.2 to $3.6 billion (Advances in Skin &amp; Wound Care, Whittington, K &amp; Briones, R., Nov/Dec 2004). <br/><br/>Method: To address this serious issue, a multidisciplinary team created an electronic &quot;stick figure&quot; of the front and back of the human body, which facilitates assessment and documentation of existing pressure ulcers and areas of vulnerability. For continuity of care, the admission skin assessment data populates the ongoing nursing assessment fields. This population of fields provides the nurse completing the nursing shift assessment with accurate information regarding location of focus for skin issues when assessing the integumentary system. <br/><br/>Findings: Initial data show excellent compliance with the &quot;stick figure&quot; documentation, therefore, meeting the goal of improved admission skin assessment and documentation. Due to recent roll-out, additional data is not yet available. <br/><br/>Discussion: The direct are nurses were excited to transition from the paper tool to the electronic &quot;stick figure&quot;, appreciating both the clarity of the admission assessment data and the documentation continuity. Utilizing the new tool will improve the quality of patient care, meet the regulatory requirements of CMS and JCAHO, facilitate evidence-based practice; decrease the incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, and positively impact the cost of care. It is a triumph when a documentation tool is rolled out and the direct care nursing staff responds with &quot;Wow!!!&quot;en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:15Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, 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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