A Project to Improve Post-Operative Care for Patients Undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202286
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Project to Improve Post-Operative Care for Patients Undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is an effective intervention for the patient with gender dysphoria; it poses as a challenge for nurses who provide wound care after the surgery.  As with any surgery, the quality of care provided before, during, and after SRS has a significant impact on patient outcomes. Although numerous articles have discussed the post SRS care provided by physician, there is scarce literature focused on post SRS nursing care.  This project was proposed to set up a standard procedure for post one-step SRS wound care to increase the efficiency of wound care and satisfaction of patients. A task team consisted of staff nurses, one nurse practitioner, and surgeons, was formed.  The team conducted a root cause analysis to determine challenges and problem areas in providing post SRS wound care.  Major complaints of patients on would care were also identified.  Possible interventions were first identified after reviews of literatures and later, team member discussed and decided feasible interventions.  Standards of SRS wound care were developed.  Five strategies were used to implement the project, including (a) procedure flow charts, (b) reminder cards, (c) a skill evaluation form, (d) in-service education program, and (e) continuous analysis of patient’s complains. As a result, the efficiency of SRS would care was improved.  Nurses were able to provide better quality would care in a shorter time.  In addition, nurses were less frustrated with the task of wound care.  Hence, the patient reported increased satisfaction in SRS would care.      Using evidence-based approaches to set up standard procedures for SRS would care, we were able to increase the efficiency of nursing care and we can provide more quality care to patients.  This project is an example of evidence-based nursing and may serve as a reference for other nursing professionals in providing SRS would care.    
Keywords:
wound care; Sexl Reassignment Surgey
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Project to Improve Post-Operative Care for Patients Undergone Sex Reassignment Surgeryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202286-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is an effective intervention for the patient with gender dysphoria; it poses as a challenge for nurses who provide wound care after the surgery.  As with any surgery, the quality of care provided before, during, and after SRS has a significant impact on patient outcomes. Although numerous articles have discussed the post SRS care provided by physician, there is scarce literature focused on post SRS nursing care.  This project was proposed to set up a standard procedure for post one-step SRS wound care to increase the efficiency of wound care and satisfaction of patients. A task team consisted of staff nurses, one nurse practitioner, and surgeons, was formed.  The team conducted a root cause analysis to determine challenges and problem areas in providing post SRS wound care.  Major complaints of patients on would care were also identified.  Possible interventions were first identified after reviews of literatures and later, team member discussed and decided feasible interventions.  Standards of SRS wound care were developed.  Five strategies were used to implement the project, including (a) procedure flow charts, (b) reminder cards, (c) a skill evaluation form, (d) in-service education program, and (e) continuous analysis of patient’s complains. As a result, the efficiency of SRS would care was improved.  Nurses were able to provide better quality would care in a shorter time.  In addition, nurses were less frustrated with the task of wound care.  Hence, the patient reported increased satisfaction in SRS would care.      Using evidence-based approaches to set up standard procedures for SRS would care, we were able to increase the efficiency of nursing care and we can provide more quality care to patients.  This project is an example of evidence-based nursing and may serve as a reference for other nursing professionals in providing SRS would care.    en_GB
dc.subjectwound careen_GB
dc.subjectSexl Reassignment Surgeyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:20:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:20:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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