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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183157
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pressure Ulcers and Bed Surfaces
Author(s):
Lynch, Cheryl
Author Details:
Cheryl Lynch, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, FL, email: Cheryl.Lynch@baycare.org
Abstract:
Purpose: A 300 bed community hospital had 111 hospital acquired pressure ulcers (all stages included) in a 15 month period from May 2007 to July 2008. The beds and surfaces on the medical/surgical, telemetry and critical beds were very old - some over 10 years old. The purchase of new beds for the entire hospital would have been extremely costly. The cost of a medical/surgical or telemetry bed can be $ 7000 or greater. The cost of each pressure ulcer could range from $14,000 to $40,000 (1). The research question developed was: Could the purchase of new surfaces on current beds and the purchase of new beds with upgraded surfaces decrease the hospital acquired pressure rate at a community hospital? Method: A decision was made to purchase 97 new non-powered air mattresses for the medical/surgical and telemetry units. Critical care bought 15 new beds with powered air mattresses. Findings: The 15 month period following the implementation of the new beds revealed 74 hospital acquired pressure ulcers (all stages included). This was a 33% decrease in hospital acquired pressure ulcers over a 15 month period. (1) ageworks.com/information_on_aging/disease/pressure ulcers
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePressure Ulcers and Bed Surfacesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Cherylen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Lynch, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, FL, email: Cheryl.Lynch@baycare.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183157-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: A 300 bed community hospital had 111 hospital acquired pressure ulcers (all stages included) in a 15 month period from May 2007 to July 2008. The beds and surfaces on the medical/surgical, telemetry and critical beds were very old - some over 10 years old. The purchase of new beds for the entire hospital would have been extremely costly. The cost of a medical/surgical or telemetry bed can be $ 7000 or greater. The cost of each pressure ulcer could range from $14,000 to $40,000 (1). The research question developed was: Could the purchase of new surfaces on current beds and the purchase of new beds with upgraded surfaces decrease the hospital acquired pressure rate at a community hospital? Method: A decision was made to purchase 97 new non-powered air mattresses for the medical/surgical and telemetry units. Critical care bought 15 new beds with powered air mattresses. Findings: The 15 month period following the implementation of the new beds revealed 74 hospital acquired pressure ulcers (all stages included). This was a 33% decrease in hospital acquired pressure ulcers over a 15 month period. (1) ageworks.com/information_on_aging/disease/pressure ulcersen_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:16:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:16:59Z-
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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