Accession Number:

ADA243468

Title:

Analysis of the Extent of Completion of Skin Assessments and Documentation of Risk for Skin Breakdown in the Trauma Patient Who Experiences Hypovolemic Shock Requiring Massive Transfusion Resuscitation and Surgical Intervention

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

Analysis of the Extent of Completion of Skin Assessments and Documentation of Risk for Skin Breakdown in the Trauma Patient Who Experiences Hypovolemic Shock Requiring Massive Transfusion Resuscitation and Surgical Intervention. This retrospective random chart audit spanning the years 1985 through 1989 was conducted in a sample of 105 charts of trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the number of charts with documentation of skin assessment and if deemed appropriate, the nursing diagnosis actual or potential for impaired skin integrity, Ninety seven 92.4 patients were deemed at risk for pressure sore development according to the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE