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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303897
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
E-Wound Care Specialist
Author(s):
Kirkland-Walsh, Holly; Teleten, Oleg
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Eta
Author Details:
Holly Kirkland-Walsh, RN, FNP, MSN, hwalsh1963@sbcglobal.net; Oleg Teleten, RN, MS, TNCC, WCC;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Abstract for e Wound Care Specialist

Problem: Wound assessment and care is a highly specialized area of medicine; specialized training 'is needed to provide the tools to assess, treat, and document complicated wounds. Yet, the specialist is not available 24 hours a day. In this Medical center with a 618+ bed capacity and a level I Trauma center, teaching all medical students, nurses and physicians on best practices for prevention, identification and treatment of wounds was an immense job for the Skin Wound Assessment-Treatment team (SWA-T).

Intervention: A wound care website and electronic tracking was created and made available to all hospital associated staff through the intranet. This site includes assessment and photo identification on different skin tones, a hospital product formulary, templates for documentation, and patient education materials. Resources are available for those who seek more information about state and federal guidelines, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and the current hospital policy on pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

Comparison:

  1. Electronic tracking of pressure ulcers present on admission (POA) as identified by nurses, had identified five pressure ulcers a week.
  2. Product formulary was unknown and nurses would contact the SWA-T team to acquire products.

Outcome:

  1. Pressure ulcers in hospital identified by nurses:' 30-40/ day. Of these, we now have information on chronic stage III or IV pressure ulcers which is between 28-39% of pressure ulcers, that are POA
  2. With 1200 hits in first month, nurses know how to acquire and use products on the formulary, freeing the SWA-T team to consult on wounds
Keywords:
wound care; education; electronic
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleE-Wound Care Specialisten
dc.contributor.authorKirkland-Walsh, Hollyen
dc.contributor.authorTeleten, Olegen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Etaen
dc.author.detailsHolly Kirkland-Walsh, RN, FNP, MSN, hwalsh1963@sbcglobal.net; Oleg Teleten, RN, MS, TNCC, WCC;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303897-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p>Abstract for e Wound Care Specialist <p><b>Problem:</b> Wound assessment and care is a highly specialized area of medicine; specialized training 'is needed to provide the tools to assess, treat, and document complicated wounds. Yet, the specialist is not available 24 hours a day. In this Medical center with a 618+ bed capacity and a level I Trauma center, teaching all medical students, nurses and physicians on best practices for prevention, identification and treatment of wounds was an immense job for the Skin Wound Assessment-Treatment team (SWA-T). <p><b>Intervention:</b> A wound care website and electronic tracking was created and made available to all hospital associated staff through the intranet. This site includes assessment and photo identification on different skin tones, a hospital product formulary, templates for documentation, and patient education materials. Resources are available for those who seek more information about state and federal guidelines, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and the current hospital policy on pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. <p><b>Comparison:</b> <ol> <li><b></b>Electronic tracking of pressure ulcers present on admission (POA) as identified by nurses, had identified five pressure ulcers a week.</li> <li>Product formulary was unknown and nurses would contact the SWA-T team to acquire products.</li> </ol><p><b>Outcome: </b> <ol> <li>Pressure ulcers in hospital identified by nurses:' 30-40/ day. Of these, we now have information on chronic stage III or IV pressure ulcers which is between 28-39% of pressure ulcers, that are POA</li> <li>With 1200 hits in first month, nurses know how to acquire and use products on the formulary, freeing the SWA-T team to consult on wounds</li> </ol>en
dc.subjectwound careen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectelectronicen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:22Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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