Nurses' Practices with Blood Transfusions in Medical-Surgical Acute Care the U.S

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601782
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Nurses' Practices with Blood Transfusions in Medical-Surgical Acute Care the U.S
Author(s):
Aulbach, Rebecca
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Rebecca Aulbach, RN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CPHQ, raulbach@comcast.net
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: 'The purpose of this presentation is to report on the state of the science of medical-surgical acute care nurses' practices with blood transfusion therapy.'Hospitals from across the U.S. were randomly selected with 143 valid responses used to describe nurses' transfusion practices.'' Methods: 'Four of the seven research questions addressed the comprehensive scope of nurses' involvement with blood transfusions. A valid and reliable web-based survey developed by the author, Nurses' Practices with Blood Transfusions: Medical-Surgical Acute Care, was used to report the practices related to medical-surgical nurses of that hospital; only one survey was completed per hospital. A random selection of U.S. hospitals with a nurse executive or leader who was a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (N = 2082, n = 807) were contacted by postal letter to participate in the study. The data was collected via the web-based survey administered via PsychData. Following four months of data collection, 148 valid responses were obtained in PsychData yielding a response rate of 18.3%.'' Results: 'The overarching theme of this descriptive study of the nurses' practices with blood transfusions in medical-surgical acute care units the research was patient safety. The hospital's transfusion policy was the most influential source of information for nurses because it detailed and therefore prescribed nurses' transfusion practices. Surveillance of the patient was challenged due to the lack of current information included in the education programs, delegation of transfusion vital signs to non-licensed staff who were not educated on symptoms of a transfusion reaction, and transportation of a patient with blood infusing to tests and procedures. Innovations in technologies and processes were designed to promote safety. Hospitals in this study were in the process of adopting electronic technologies to reduce or eliminate wrong-blood-in-tube errors or wrong blood administered mistransfusion errors.' 'Conclusion: 'The implications for nursing emanating from this study were the need to collaborate with the transfusion service to update information in the policy and the blood transfusion education programs; include non-licensed staff and other test and procedure staff in compulsory blood transfusion education; and closely evaluate the capabilities of an electronic documentation system to truly match the patient to the blood product. This descriptive study provided a foundation for future research focused on nurses with blood transfusions.
Keywords:
blood transfusions; nurses' clinical practices; innovations
CINAHL Headings:
Blood�Transfusion; Nursing Practice
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST427
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleNurses' Practices with Blood Transfusions in Medical-Surgical Acute Care the U.Sen
dc.contributor.authorAulbach, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen
dc.author.detailsRebecca Aulbach, RN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CPHQ, raulbach@comcast.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601782-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: 'The purpose of this presentation is to report on the state of the science of medical-surgical acute care nurses' practices with blood transfusion therapy.'Hospitals from across the U.S. were randomly selected with 143 valid responses used to describe nurses' transfusion practices.'' Methods: 'Four of the seven research questions addressed the comprehensive scope of nurses' involvement with blood transfusions. A valid and reliable web-based survey developed by the author, Nurses' Practices with Blood Transfusions: Medical-Surgical Acute Care, was used to report the practices related to medical-surgical nurses of that hospital; only one survey was completed per hospital. A random selection of U.S. hospitals with a nurse executive or leader who was a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (N = 2082, n = 807) were contacted by postal letter to participate in the study. The data was collected via the web-based survey administered via PsychData. Following four months of data collection, 148 valid responses were obtained in PsychData yielding a response rate of 18.3%.'' Results: 'The overarching theme of this descriptive study of the nurses' practices with blood transfusions in medical-surgical acute care units the research was patient safety. The hospital's transfusion policy was the most influential source of information for nurses because it detailed and therefore prescribed nurses' transfusion practices. Surveillance of the patient was challenged due to the lack of current information included in the education programs, delegation of transfusion vital signs to non-licensed staff who were not educated on symptoms of a transfusion reaction, and transportation of a patient with blood infusing to tests and procedures. Innovations in technologies and processes were designed to promote safety. Hospitals in this study were in the process of adopting electronic technologies to reduce or eliminate wrong-blood-in-tube errors or wrong blood administered mistransfusion errors.' 'Conclusion: 'The implications for nursing emanating from this study were the need to collaborate with the transfusion service to update information in the policy and the blood transfusion education programs; include non-licensed staff and other test and procedure staff in compulsory blood transfusion education; and closely evaluate the capabilities of an electronic documentation system to truly match the patient to the blood product. This descriptive study provided a foundation for future research focused on nurses with blood transfusions.en
dc.subjectblood transfusionsen
dc.subjectnurses' clinical practicesen
dc.subjectinnovationsen
dc.subject.cinahlBlood�Transfusionen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Practiceen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:55:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:55:23Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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