They recommend using clippers to remove hair before surgery, outside of the operating room, (IHI, 2013). A2a. Basis for Practice The basis for changing the procedure of shaving hair from the operative site is the result of several studies and research articles related to surgical site infections, (SSI). Recommendations have also been put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) and the Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditations, (TJC). Other research methods were used from Cochrane Wound Group Specialized Register, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid MEDLINE, and Ovid EMBASE, (Tanner, Norrie, & Melen, 2011).
A.4. During the course of this research, ethics would be addressed. Before the study had begun, the Infection Control Department had meetings with nurses and doctors of the ICU, nurse educators, anesthesiologists, emergency room staff, Materials Management and the performance improvements departments to discuss and explain this study. There would be very strict criteria in order to be enrolled into this study. This criteria was that the patient would be admitted into the medical intensive care unit and be intubated for more than 48 hours in order to be eligible.
At the appointment, the doctor will cleanse and irrigate the area with sterile fluids. The doctor will make sure immunizations are up to date. The child will receive a tetanus shot and antibiotics to prevent infection from furthering along. Once the patient has been treated, the parent will be advised on how to care for the area as well as looking for changes in the signs and symptoms that could indicate infection. 2.
Reflection and analysis on falls prevention in hospital I recently applied for a job as falls nurse specialist. For the purpose of interview I prepared a presentation on “The role of junior nurse specialist in falls prevention” (see Appendix 1). By doing research on the subject and reading different policies I realised that my knowledge was insufficient and this helped me to improve my comprehension. In this assignment I will analyse the literature about falls prevention in a hospital setting and relate my knowledge to practice area, in order to improve patient care. According to National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) (2007) each year more than 200 000 falls are reported in hospitals across England and Wales.
The District of Columbia and the Chief Medical Examiner’s office established an injury surveillance system at all trauma units that treated residents between the ages of ten and nineteen. Generalization of medical records were completed for those admitted into the hospital, seen in the emergency department, or who died from sports related injuries between June of 1996 and June of 1998. Their findings included a population of two thousand five hundred and sixty three young athletes that participated in baseball / softball, basketball, biking, football, skating, and soccer. In all sports the rates were higher in boys. Being struck by an object, impaled into objects, and just a simple fall were the most common instances.
References Management Science for Health. (2011, March). The providers guide to qulaity and culture: Culturally competent organization. Retrieved from http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=9.4.htm&module=providers&language=English Norman, P., & Brain, K. (2005, March). An application of an extended health belief model to the prediction of breat self-examination among women with a family history of breat cancer.
Each company and organisation will have their own policies and procedures, my company’s policies and procedures at Fleetwood Hall will be different to other places like the hospital for example. Outcome 3 1. The relevant procedures and systems to the prevention and control of infection are following your employer’s policies and procedures for example wearing correct PPE, gloves, aprons and other protective wear. Correct hand washing procedure. Correct ways of disposing waste materials and use of cleaning materials in the correct way.
Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research EBT 1 Task 1 Chris Collier #000321915 A Critique of a research article A1 Article Hegarty, J., Walsh, E., Burton, A., Murphy, S., O'gorman, F., & McPolin, G. (2009). Nurses' knowledge of inadvertent hypothermia. AORN Journal, 89(4), 701. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2008.09.003 A2 Background or Introduction According to the authors inadvertent hypothermia affects between 60-90% of patients undergoing surgery. The authors used a core temperature below 36 degrees as the definition of hypothermia. With a list of complications that can result from this hypothermia, the authors wanted to measure the knowledge level of perioperative nurses regarding risks for, prevention of, and complications from inadvertent surgical hypothermia.