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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183119
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preventing Pressure Ulcers, One Hospital's Approach
Author(s):
Wood, Mary Kathleen
Author Details:
Mary Kathleen Wood, RN, The Wound Center at South Miami Hospital, email: MaryKatW@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:
Pressure ulcers continue to be a major challenge in acute care and prevention of pressure ulcers is included in the National Patient Safety Goals for acute care settings. To address this challenge the Wound Center at South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida,
developed the Wound Education Initiative to educate and support acute care nursing teams in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. The Initiative includes up to date classroom instruction to RN's and Patient Care Technicians, revised pressure ulcer nursing documentation, tool for recording incidence of pressure ulcers, wound care specific physician orders, staff education on alternative measures in incontinence
management, and poster boards and badge attachments to promote pressure ulcer awareness and information among nursing staff. A Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Group was formed with representatives from all inpatient units for communication and
facilitation of the Initiative. The Wound Education Initiative started in 2007 and incidence data from 2007 will be compared to 2008 data. Since implementing the
program we have learned what worked and improvements that are needed to facilitate the
bedside nurse in the acute care setting in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Our ultimate goal is to decrease the incidence of pressure ulcers and enhance overall quality of care for our patients.
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.titlePreventing Pressure Ulcers, One Hospital's Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWood, Mary Kathleenen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Kathleen Wood, RN, The Wound Center at South Miami Hospital, email: MaryKatW@baptisthealth.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183119-
dc.description.abstractPressure ulcers continue to be a major challenge in acute care and prevention of pressure ulcers is included in the National Patient Safety Goals for acute care settings. To address this challenge the Wound Center at South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, <br/>developed the Wound Education Initiative to educate and support acute care nursing teams in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. The Initiative includes up to date classroom instruction to RN's and Patient Care Technicians, revised pressure ulcer nursing documentation, tool for recording incidence of pressure ulcers, wound care specific physician orders, staff education on alternative measures in incontinence <br/>management, and poster boards and badge attachments to promote pressure ulcer awareness and information among nursing staff. A Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Group was formed with representatives from all inpatient units for communication and <br/>facilitation of the Initiative. The Wound Education Initiative started in 2007 and incidence data from 2007 will be compared to 2008 data. Since implementing the <br/>program we have learned what worked and improvements that are needed to facilitate the <br/>bedside nurse in the acute care setting in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Our ultimate goal is to decrease the incidence of pressure ulcers and enhance overall quality of care for our patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:15:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:15:21Z-
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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