Presentation Title

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Open Heart Surgery and Pre-Operative Skin Preparation

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Student Type

Graduate Student

Presentation Types

Poster Group Presentation

Keywords:

Nursing Evidence, Heart Surgery

Description

Prevention of infection is a priority in the care of a patient undergoing an open-heart surgery. Keeping patients free from infection during hospitalization improves patient outcomes and can save millions of dollars in infection related expenses. Implementation of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) bathing is an infection prevention measure used for patients undergoing an open-heart surgery. This poster will discuss the endeavor to locate, review, and summarize the evidence regarding the use of CHG bathing prior to open-heart surgery and compare the findings with contemporary practice.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Catherine Bailey

Faculty Sponsor Title

Associate Professor

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Nursing

Location

Morris UC Lobby

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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Open Heart Surgery and Pre-Operative Skin Preparation

Morris UC Lobby

Prevention of infection is a priority in the care of a patient undergoing an open-heart surgery. Keeping patients free from infection during hospitalization improves patient outcomes and can save millions of dollars in infection related expenses. Implementation of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) bathing is an infection prevention measure used for patients undergoing an open-heart surgery. This poster will discuss the endeavor to locate, review, and summarize the evidence regarding the use of CHG bathing prior to open-heart surgery and compare the findings with contemporary practice.