To compare the utilization of a silver non-adherence dressing incorporated under a sterile dry dressing compared to a sterile dry dressing on the colonization of bacteria surrounding a driveline exit site of a ventricular assist device (VAD) as evidence b

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307964
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
To compare the utilization of a silver non-adherence dressing incorporated under a sterile dry dressing compared to a sterile dry dressing on the colonization of bacteria surrounding a driveline exit site of a ventricular assist device (VAD) as evidence b
Author(s):
Collier, Mary Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mary Ann Collier, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, RT, mary.collier@uchealth.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

The project was designed to compare the rate of driveline infections, experienced by patients who receive VAD therapy, by monitoring signs and symptoms of infection and pathological growth of bacteria or pathogens surrounding the exit site. Data comparing the use of sterile dry dressings compared to those patients that use the same sterile dry dressing with the addition of the non-adherent silver dressing will be reviewed.  A foreign object exiting the body has the potential to become colonized with microorganisms despite stringent care. Moist and exuding wounds create an ideal environment for microbial growth (Jones et al, 2004).

In the presence of moisture, metallic silver becomes ionized. “In its ionic form, silver possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity; this property has led to the inclusion of silver compounds in a variety of dressing products (Atiyeh and Hayek, 2007).  Due to the low volume of patients who receive VAD therapy, there are no identifiable preliminary studies available related to the best care and maintenance of the driveline exit site.

Keywords:
exit site; driveline; venttricular assist device
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTo compare the utilization of a silver non-adherence dressing incorporated under a sterile dry dressing compared to a sterile dry dressing on the colonization of bacteria surrounding a driveline exit site of a ventricular assist device (VAD) as evidence ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollier, Mary Annen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Ann Collier, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, RT, mary.collier@uchealth.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307964-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The project was designed to compare the rate of driveline infections, experienced by patients who receive VAD therapy, by monitoring signs and symptoms of infection and pathological growth of bacteria or pathogens surrounding the exit site. Data comparing the use of sterile dry dressings compared to those patients that use the same sterile dry dressing with the addition of the non-adherent silver dressing will be reviewed.  A foreign object exiting the body has the potential to become colonized with microorganisms despite stringent care. Moist and exuding wounds create an ideal environment for microbial growth (Jones et al, 2004). <p>In the presence of moisture, metallic silver becomes ionized. “In its ionic form, silver possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity; this property has led to the inclusion of silver compounds in a variety of dressing products (Atiyeh and Hayek, 2007).  Due to the low volume of patients who receive VAD therapy, there are no identifiable preliminary studies available related to the best care and maintenance of the driveline exit site.en_GB
dc.subjectexit siteen_GB
dc.subjectdrivelineen_GB
dc.subjectventtricular assist deviceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:45Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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