Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Surgical site infections are a high-cost complication and catalyst for poor patient outcomes. Nursing interventions and education can aid in the prevention of surgical site infections.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine the effect of surgical site infection education on nurses’ knowledge and behaviors regarding the implementation of surgical site infection prevention strategies.

Methods: A descriptive study involving orthopedic, medical-surgical registered nurses will be conducted using a seven-question presurvey. The presurvey will consist of demographic information and Likert scale questions. An educational pamphlet will be provided that describes infection prevention strategies, patient education strategies, and importance of implementation of strategies. This will then be followed up with a four-question post-survey consisting of the same Likert scale questions.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that this project will increase nurses’ knowledge and behaviors regarding the implementation of surgical site infection prevention strategies.

Conclusions: Increasing nurses’ knowledge of preventative strategies results in the implementation of said strategies, thus decreasing the possibility of surgical site infections.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Surgical Site Infection Prevention

Problem: Surgical site infections are a high-cost complication and catalyst for poor patient outcomes. Nursing interventions and education can aid in the prevention of surgical site infections.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine the effect of surgical site infection education on nurses’ knowledge and behaviors regarding the implementation of surgical site infection prevention strategies.

Methods: A descriptive study involving orthopedic, medical-surgical registered nurses will be conducted using a seven-question presurvey. The presurvey will consist of demographic information and Likert scale questions. An educational pamphlet will be provided that describes infection prevention strategies, patient education strategies, and importance of implementation of strategies. This will then be followed up with a four-question post-survey consisting of the same Likert scale questions.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that this project will increase nurses’ knowledge and behaviors regarding the implementation of surgical site infection prevention strategies.

Conclusions: Increasing nurses’ knowledge of preventative strategies results in the implementation of said strategies, thus decreasing the possibility of surgical site infections.