E-wound care specialist
Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, RN, FNP, MSN (formerly known as Holly Kirkland-Walsh); Oleg Teleten, RN, MS, TNCC, WCC
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Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013:
Wound assessment and care is a highly specialized area of medicine; specialized training is needed to provide the tools to assess, treat, and document complicated wounds. Yet, the specialist is not available 24 hours a day. In this Medical center with a 618+ bed capacity and a level I Trauma center, teaching all medical students, nurses and physicians on best practices for prevention, identification and treatment of wounds was an immense job for the Skin Wound Assessment-Treatment team (SWA-T). Intervention: A wound care website and electronic tracking was created and made available to all hospital associated staff through the intranet. This site includes assessment and photo identification on different skin tones, a hospital product formulary, templates for documentation, and patient education materials. Resources are available for those who seek more information about state and federal guidelines, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and the current hospital policy on pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Comparison: Electronic tracking of pressure ulcers present on admission (POA) as identified by nurses, had identified five pressure ulcers a week. Product formulary was unknown and nurses would contact the SWA-T team to acquire products. Outcome: Pressure ulcers in hospital identified by nurses: 30-40/ day. Of these, we now have information on chronic stage III or IV pressure ulcers which is between 28-39% of pressure ulcers, that are POA With 1200 hits in first month, nurses know how to acquire and use products on the formulary, freeing the SWA-T team to consult on wounds
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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Teleten, Oleg; Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly (2012-9-12)Purpose: Describe the collaboration and education for culture changes in the perioperative areas to decrease the incidence of suspected Deep Tissue Injuries (sDTI) due to prolonged surgical procedures. Problem: A root ...
Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly; Teleten, Oleg (2012-9-12)Prevention of Occipital Pressure ulcers in the Pediatric and Neonatal Acute Care Problem: Immobilized acutely ill pediatric patients are at risk for developing pressure ulcers. Open heart surgery patients are at greater ...
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcer/injuries as compared to community acquired pressure ulcer/injuries Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly; Schank, Joy E.Pressure ulcers occur in every setting from home to Intensive Care Units. This study will contrast and compare pressure ulcers that occur in hospital to those that occur in home, skilled nursing, or long term care facilities.
Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly (2017-06-05)Purpose: Over the past 30 years, the percentage of older adults who are obese has doubled; the most recent CDC data indicates that adults age 60 and over were more likely to be obese than were younger adults. The number ...
Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly (2016-07-13)Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Project Purpose and/or Objectives: We have leveraged technology in the data collection for NDNQI and quality improvement projects surrounding pressure ...