An exploration of nursing documentation of pressure ulcer care in an acute setting in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136760
Title:
An exploration of nursing documentation of pressure ulcer care in an acute setting in Ireland.
Authors:
O Brien, J A Jordan; Cowman, S
Affiliation:
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. juliejordanobrien@beaumont.ie
Citation:
An exploration of nursing documentation of pressure ulcer care in an acute setting in Ireland. 2011, 20 (5):197-8, 200, 202-3 passim J Wound Care
Journal:
Journal of wound care
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136760
PubMed ID:
21647065
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21647065
Abstract:
To explore the nature and quality of documented care planning for pressure ulcers in a large teaching hospital in the Republic of Ireland.; A mixed method design was used; this encompassed a descriptive survey that retrospectively evaluated nursing records (n=85) in two wards (orthopaedic and care of the older adult) and a focus group (n=13) that explored nurses' perspectives of the factors influencing concordance and the quality of nursing documentation. Only records of at-risk patients (Waterlow score of >10) were included.; It was identified that 47% (n=40) were assessed as at high or very high risk of developing a pressure ulcer. Fifty-two patients (61%) had a weekly risk assessment, but 25% (n=21) had only one follow-up assessment. Only 45% (n=38) of charts had some evidence of documented care planning, and of those 53% (n=20) had no evidence of implementation of the care plan and 66% (n=25) had no evidence of outcome evaluation. Only 48% (n=41) of this at-risk population was nutritionally assessed. Of patients admitted with and without a pressure ulcer, there was no record of regular positioning in 70% (n=59) and 60% (n=51) respectively.; Documentation on pressure ulcer care is not standardised and requires development. Conflict of interest: None.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0969-0700

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO Brien, J A Jordanen
dc.contributor.authorCowman, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T08:21:09Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T08:21:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationAn exploration of nursing documentation of pressure ulcer care in an acute setting in Ireland. 2011, 20 (5):197-8, 200, 202-3 passim J Wound Careen
dc.identifier.issn0969-0700-
dc.identifier.pmid21647065-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136760-
dc.description.abstractTo explore the nature and quality of documented care planning for pressure ulcers in a large teaching hospital in the Republic of Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractA mixed method design was used; this encompassed a descriptive survey that retrospectively evaluated nursing records (n=85) in two wards (orthopaedic and care of the older adult) and a focus group (n=13) that explored nurses' perspectives of the factors influencing concordance and the quality of nursing documentation. Only records of at-risk patients (Waterlow score of >10) were included.-
dc.description.abstractIt was identified that 47% (n=40) were assessed as at high or very high risk of developing a pressure ulcer. Fifty-two patients (61%) had a weekly risk assessment, but 25% (n=21) had only one follow-up assessment. Only 45% (n=38) of charts had some evidence of documented care planning, and of those 53% (n=20) had no evidence of implementation of the care plan and 66% (n=25) had no evidence of outcome evaluation. Only 48% (n=41) of this at-risk population was nutritionally assessed. Of patients admitted with and without a pressure ulcer, there was no record of regular positioning in 70% (n=59) and 60% (n=51) respectively.-
dc.description.abstractDocumentation on pressure ulcer care is not standardised and requires development. Conflict of interest: None.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21647065en
dc.titleAn exploration of nursing documentation of pressure ulcer care in an acute setting in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBeaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. juliejordanobrien@beaumont.ieen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of wound careen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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