Exploration of Current Practice and the Rise of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338428
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploration of Current Practice and the Rise of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections
Author(s):
Burroughs, Katie; Brock, Marsheena D
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-Member
Author Details:
Katie Burroughs, SN, kdburroughs@moreheadstate.edu; Marsheena D Brock, SN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, September 26, 2014: The amount of patients contracting multidrug resistant infections is increasing at an alarming rate. This is leading to a rise in poor patient outcomes including longer hospital stays, lasting residual effects, and increased mortality rates. According to the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (2011, p. 5), the medical costs attributable to the infection ranged from $18,588 to $29,069 per patient, hospital stays were extended between 6.4 to 12.7 days, and the attributable mortality of the infection was 6.5%. These frightening numbers influenced the selection of the research topic and investigation on the spread on antimicrobial resistant infections. The purpose of this baccalaureate nursing student group project was to explore hospital procedures currently in place to prevent the spread of these infections and to gain insight into the practices leading to their etiology. The purpose was guided by The Joint Commissions National Patient Safety Goal 07.03.01 that aims to decrease the amount of preventable healthcare problems and improve the quality of healthcare. Upon investigating relevant research, it was evident that emphasis is being placed upon better infection control policies and procedures and the proper use of antimicrobials. While these ideas have been proven effective at preventing the creation and spread of antimicrobial resistant organisms, the recommendations in the literature are not common practice in todays hospital settings. We investigated actual clinical practices being implemented and compared these practices with the suggestions presented in current research. Recommendations were provided in order for clinical facilities to meet the recommended standards of practice. The student group used this project to learn application of nursing research within the clinical setting, as well as how any nurse can investigate and impact quality of patient care and safety. This presentation will offer student nurses, as well as nurses in education or clinical practice, the opportunity to consider their own potential regarding these impacts.
Keywords:
Resistant infections; Evidence-based practice
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST90
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExploration of Current Practice and the Rise of Antimicrobial Resistant Infectionsen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurroughs, Katieen
dc.contributor.authorBrock, Marsheena Den
dc.contributor.departmentNon-Memberen
dc.author.detailsKatie Burroughs, SN, kdburroughs@moreheadstate.edu; Marsheena D Brock, SNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338428-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, September 26, 2014: The amount of patients contracting multidrug resistant infections is increasing at an alarming rate. This is leading to a rise in poor patient outcomes including longer hospital stays, lasting residual effects, and increased mortality rates. According to the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (2011, p. 5), the medical costs attributable to the infection ranged from $18,588 to $29,069 per patient, hospital stays were extended between 6.4 to 12.7 days, and the attributable mortality of the infection was 6.5%. These frightening numbers influenced the selection of the research topic and investigation on the spread on antimicrobial resistant infections. The purpose of this baccalaureate nursing student group project was to explore hospital procedures currently in place to prevent the spread of these infections and to gain insight into the practices leading to their etiology. The purpose was guided by The Joint Commissions National Patient Safety Goal 07.03.01 that aims to decrease the amount of preventable healthcare problems and improve the quality of healthcare. Upon investigating relevant research, it was evident that emphasis is being placed upon better infection control policies and procedures and the proper use of antimicrobials. While these ideas have been proven effective at preventing the creation and spread of antimicrobial resistant organisms, the recommendations in the literature are not common practice in todays hospital settings. We investigated actual clinical practices being implemented and compared these practices with the suggestions presented in current research. Recommendations were provided in order for clinical facilities to meet the recommended standards of practice. The student group used this project to learn application of nursing research within the clinical setting, as well as how any nurse can investigate and impact quality of patient care and safety. This presentation will offer student nurses, as well as nurses in education or clinical practice, the opportunity to consider their own potential regarding these impacts.en
dc.subjectResistant infectionsen
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:37:31Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:37:31Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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