0       0

WOCN Conference 2017


W200 - OR Pressure Injury Risk Assessment & Prevention


Standard: $5.00

Description

Pressure injuries (PIs) cause negative physical, emotional, and economical effects on the lives of patients who acquire them. PI incidence and prevalence studies conducted in 2012, at a mid-sized urban, teaching hospital revealed that 69% of patients who developed a hospital acquired pressure injury (HAPI) had a surgical experience during their hospitalization. Discussion with staff and review of current practice revealed no consistently applied perioperative pressure injury risk assessment or prevention interventions for at risk patients. A root cause analysis identified common risk indicators among these patients, which were compared with information reported in the literature. Using this information a perioperative pressure injury risk assessment measure was created. Applying it to a retrospective random sample of 350 surgical patients validated the tool. The measure, along with associated prevention strategies, was then applied prospectively to a sample of 350 surgical patients resulting in a 60% decrease in HAPI’s.

Speaker(s):

  • Nancy Beinlich, MSN, RN, CWON, Professional Development Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Anita Meehan, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, FNGNA, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

You must be logged in and own this session in order to post comments.

Print Certificate
Review Answers
Print Transcript
Completed on: token-completed_on
Review Answers
Please select the appropriate credit type:
/
test_id: 
credits: 
completed on: 
rendered in: 
* - Indicates answer is required.
token-content

token-speaker-name
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
/
/
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content