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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308410
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Establish and Improve Current Waste Disposal System in NICU
Author(s):
Roy, Marilyn R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Delta
Author Details:
Marilyn R. Roy, MSN, RN, mrroy24@hotmail.com
Abstract:

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

Establish and Improve Current Waste Disposal System in NICU

Abstract

 

Background Information:

The present disposal system in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is centralized to a limited location. RN’s have to walk a number of steps to dispose waste materials. This can result to possible spillage of waste during transport and may lead to possible nosocomial infection in the unit.

Purpose: NICU needs bedside garbage container to improve garbage disposal system.

Methods: Pedometers were used to count the steps of 20 RNs who worked day/night (12hrs) shifts in NICU:  First group: nurses using bedside garbage can; Second group:  nurses using centralized garbage site
 Observations: First group (20 participants):  Total steps -   80,114
Second group (20 participants):  Total steps - 142,254

Cost analysis: There is minimal expense to implement the project .The cost per stainless step garbage can is only about $ 200.00 per piece. The recommended additional garbage cans that would be placed under the counter are 9. Hence, total expense is only $1,800.

RESULTS:  Installed garbage cans had improved garbage disposal system.

          Staff nurses had simplified disposal system with ease and comfort.

          This process will eventually minimize if not totally eliminate possible occurrence                      

           of nosocomial infections in NICU.

Submitted by:   Marilyn R Roy, RN, MSN
                          e-mail: marilynroy24@gmail.com
                          Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Keywords:
waste disposal system; garbage disposal
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.titleEstablish and Improve Current Waste Disposal System in NICUen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Marilyn R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Deltaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarilyn R. Roy, MSN, RN, mrroy24@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308410-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><p align="center"><b>Establish and Improve Current Waste Disposal System in NICU</b><p align="center"><b>Abstract</b><p align="center"><b> </b><p><b>Background Information</b>: <p>The present disposal system in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is centralized to a limited location. RN’s have to walk a number of steps to dispose waste materials. This can result to possible spillage of waste during transport and may lead to possible nosocomial infection in the unit. <p><b>Purpose</b>: NICU needs bedside garbage container to improve garbage disposal system. <p><b>Methods:</b> Pedometers were used to count the steps of 20 RNs who worked day/night (12hrs) shifts in NICU:  First group: nurses using bedside garbage can; Second group:  nurses using centralized garbage site<br /="/"> Observations: First group (20 participants):  Total steps -   80,114<br /="/">Second group (20 participants):  Total steps - 142,254 <p><b>Cost analysis:</b> There is minimal expense to implement the project .The cost per stainless step garbage can is only about $ 200.00 per piece. The recommended additional garbage cans that would be placed under the counter are 9. Hence, total expense is only $1,800. <p><b>RESULTS:  </b>Installed garbage cans had improved garbage disposal system.<b></b><p>          Staff nurses had simplified disposal system with ease and comfort. <b></b><p>          This process will eventually minimize if not totally eliminate possible occurrence                       <p>           of nosocomial infections in NICU. <p>Submitted by:   Marilyn R Roy, RN, MSN<br /="/">                          e-mail: <a href="mailto:marilynroy24@gmail.com">marilynroy24@gmail.com</a><br /="/">                          Jersey Shore University Medical Centeren_GB
dc.subjectwaste disposal systemen_GB
dc.subjectgarbage disposalen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:58Z-
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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