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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183122
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Fluid Volume Estimations on Immeasurable Surfaces-Follow-Up Study
Author(s):
Alminde, Claire; Hartman, J.
Author Details:
Claire Alminde, BSN, RN, CPN, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, email: claire.alminde@tenethealth.com; J. Hartman
Abstract:
Introduction: The initial purpose of this study was to teach nursing staff about the procedures used in conducting research in a non-threatening format. The objective of our research was to describe with what percent of accuracy staff estimate the volume of spilled fluids. We then sought to compare the accuracy with which staff nurses estimate volumes of spilled fluids with that of non-nursing staff. Methods: Our study site was established on tables in the atrium of the hospital and on a mobile cart taken to the various nursing units. Two each of four surfaces (floor tile; under pad; bed sheet; patient gown) were laid out on the table and on the cart. Pre-measured volumes of apple juice (to simulate a body fluid) were directed onto each surface by a syringe held at a ninety degree angle to the surface. Respondents independently completed response forms, recording selected demographic data and their estimates of the eight volumes of fluid. Respondents included adult staff (eighteen years of age and older) employed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Respondents were divided into two groups: for one set of analyses: a)nursing staff and b)non-nursing staff; for second set of analyses: a)nursing staff and b) non-nurse clinical and professional staff. Results/Conclusion: Trials #1 and 2: a) Nursing; b) Non-nursing; c) Controls: statistically significant (p0.01) variation between and within groups; statistically significant (p0.01) interaction between groups and surfaces. The mean estimates from all respondent groups differed significantly from the controls. On average, groups tended to overestimate. Nurses tended to estimate higher than the controls and higher than the other groups. It was learned that when basing treatment on estimated fluid volume loss, caution should be exercised to avoid under/over hydration. Consideration should be given to periodically practicing estimation of fluid volume loss.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Fluid Volume Estimations on Immeasurable Surfaces-Follow-Up Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlminde, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorHartman, J.en_US
dc.author.detailsClaire Alminde, BSN, RN, CPN, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, email: claire.alminde@tenethealth.com; J. Hartmanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183122-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The initial purpose of this study was to teach nursing staff about the procedures used in conducting research in a non-threatening format. The objective of our research was to describe with what percent of accuracy staff estimate the volume of spilled fluids. We then sought to compare the accuracy with which staff nurses estimate volumes of spilled fluids with that of non-nursing staff. Methods: Our study site was established on tables in the atrium of the hospital and on a mobile cart taken to the various nursing units. Two each of four surfaces (floor tile; under pad; bed sheet; patient gown) were laid out on the table and on the cart. Pre-measured volumes of apple juice (to simulate a body fluid) were directed onto each surface by a syringe held at a ninety degree angle to the surface. Respondents independently completed response forms, recording selected demographic data and their estimates of the eight volumes of fluid. Respondents included adult staff (eighteen years of age and older) employed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Respondents were divided into two groups: for one set of analyses: a)nursing staff and b)non-nursing staff; for second set of analyses: a)nursing staff and b) non-nurse clinical and professional staff. Results/Conclusion: Trials #1 and 2: a) Nursing; b) Non-nursing; c) Controls: statistically significant (p0.01) variation between and within groups; statistically significant (p0.01) interaction between groups and surfaces. The mean estimates from all respondent groups differed significantly from the controls. On average, groups tended to overestimate. Nurses tended to estimate higher than the controls and higher than the other groups. It was learned that when basing treatment on estimated fluid volume loss, caution should be exercised to avoid under/over hydration. Consideration should be given to periodically practicing estimation of fluid volume loss.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:15:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:15:29Z-
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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