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Rounds included a full chart review to identify the patient's skin assessment within 24-hours of admission, admission diagnosis, Braden score on admission, current Braden score, if skin assessments were completed once a shift, if pressure injury prevention protocols were being used, if the patient was receiving nutritional support, and if there was an appropriate referral to the CWON. After completion of the chart review, the SCRNs introduced themselves and completed a physical assessment of each patient with the patient's approval.
In addition to the CWON team, each patient must have foureye assessments completed on admission and transfer into the project unit.
Mesko, RN, CPN 213 Skin Risk Assessment in Pediatrics (Track 3) Catherine Noonan, MS, RN, CPNP, CWON 214 Can I Get Some Help in Here?
Myers, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Dorothy Goodman, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Elizabeth Jesada, MS, CRNP, CWON; and Ruth Iliuta, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CWCN, COCN.
Tickers featured: ALGX, BLS, CWON, FCOM, FON, GX, ICGXQ, LVLT, MCLD, MFNX, Q, SBC, T, TGNT, TWTC, VZ, WCII, WCOM, XOXO.
Sarah Thompson, MSN, RN, CCNS, CWON, is Clinical Nurse Educator, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Rhonda Sullivan, PhD, RN, CWON, LNCC, is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Regional Clinical Specialist, Molnlycke Health Care, Jacksonville, FL; Owner, Legal Nurse Partners, Jacksonville, FL; and Executive Director, iWOC Nursing Foundation, Jacksonville, FL.
Using the data collected from prevalence, the Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) and the Skin Care Champion on the unit identified a knowledge deficit regarding the assessment of alternative pressure points, pressure secondary to devices such as sequential compression devices and heel boots, and prevention protocols for alternative pressure points and devices.
Walker, BSN, RN, CWON, is Wound Ostomy Nurse Specialist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
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