Challenging the Norm: Which is the least invasive yet still effective technique for collecting a nasopharyngeal specimen in children 3 and under: A pilot study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183148
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenging the Norm: Which is the least invasive yet still effective technique for collecting a nasopharyngeal specimen in children 3 and under: A pilot study
Author(s):
Hartman, Jennifer; Swift, S.
Author Details:
Jennifer Hartman, BSN, RN, CPN, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, email: jennifer.hartman@tenethealth.com; S. Swift
Abstract:
Purpose: a) To compare the effectiveness of collecting nasal aspirates in children three years old and younger using two techniques, nasopharyngeal wash versus a nasopharyngeal swab. b) To determine the most accurately least invasive technique for obtaining nasopharyngeal specimens. Method: One medical surgical unit has been designated as the pilot unit for this study. The nurses on this unit will collect nasopharyngeal aspirates for every patient using a flocked nasal swab. All other units in the hospital will continue to follow the current standard of collecting nasopharyngeal aspirates which is to collect the specimen using a nasopharyngeal wash in a Lukens' trap for children three years old and younger and to collect the specimen by using a nasal swab for children over three years. The pilot unit serves as the experimental group. All other units in the hospital excluding the pilot unit will serve as the control group. The results using the two techniques for the three years and under age category will be compared for statistical significance. Findings: This study started October 1st, 2009 and will conclude when the sample size has achieved 80% power. It is anticipated to conclude by December 31st, 2009. Discussion:
It is anticipated that this pilot study will show there is no statistical difference between the two methods of collection in the three and under age category. It would then be the recommendation that nasopharyngeal specimens should be collected via a flocked nasal swab in all age categories. Some of the expected outcomes of this standard change are increased nursing satisfaction due to the shorter amount of time required to complete this task, increased patient satisfaction due to the less invasive nature of the procedure, and there is expected to be a financial reward due to the lesser amount of equipment that needs to be ordered (suction, suction catheter, Lukens' trap, sterile saline squirts).
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.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenging the Norm: Which is the least invasive yet still effective technique for collecting a nasopharyngeal specimen in children 3 and under: A pilot studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHartman, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorSwift, S.en_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Hartman, BSN, RN, CPN, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, email: jennifer.hartman@tenethealth.com; S. Swiften_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183148-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: a) To compare the effectiveness of collecting nasal aspirates in children three years old and younger using two techniques, nasopharyngeal wash versus a nasopharyngeal swab. b) To determine the most accurately least invasive technique for obtaining nasopharyngeal specimens. Method: One medical surgical unit has been designated as the pilot unit for this study. The nurses on this unit will collect nasopharyngeal aspirates for every patient using a flocked nasal swab. All other units in the hospital will continue to follow the current standard of collecting nasopharyngeal aspirates which is to collect the specimen using a nasopharyngeal wash in a Lukens' trap for children three years old and younger and to collect the specimen by using a nasal swab for children over three years. The pilot unit serves as the experimental group. All other units in the hospital excluding the pilot unit will serve as the control group. The results using the two techniques for the three years and under age category will be compared for statistical significance. Findings: This study started October 1st, 2009 and will conclude when the sample size has achieved 80% power. It is anticipated to conclude by December 31st, 2009. Discussion:<br/>It is anticipated that this pilot study will show there is no statistical difference between the two methods of collection in the three and under age category. It would then be the recommendation that nasopharyngeal specimens should be collected via a flocked nasal swab in all age categories. Some of the expected outcomes of this standard change are increased nursing satisfaction due to the shorter amount of time required to complete this task, increased patient satisfaction due to the less invasive nature of the procedure, and there is expected to be a financial reward due to the lesser amount of equipment that needs to be ordered (suction, suction catheter, Lukens' trap, sterile saline squirts).en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:16:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:16:36Z-
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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