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Collaborative development of a perioperative thermal care bundle using the Guideline Implementability Appraisal Tool
Duff, J and Walker, K and Edward, K-L, Collaborative development of a perioperative thermal care bundle using the Guideline Implementability Appraisal Tool, Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 33, (1) pp. 13-22. ISSN 1089-9472 (2018) [Refereed Article]
© 2016 by American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
Background: Perioperative hypothermia significantly increases a patient's risk of adverse complications, such as surgical site infection; morbid cardiac events, and surgical bleeding. Although guideline recommendations are relatively simple and inexpensive, they are often not adhered to in clinical practice. Knowledge tools are tangible resources that assist clinicians to provide evidence-based care. Purpose: This article reports the collaborative development of a knowledge tool-a perioperative thermal care bundle. Design: Collaborative, iterative design. Methods: A multidisciplinary panel of experts used the online GuideLine Implementability Appraisal tool to prioritize and select recommendations for inclusion in the care bundle. Findings: Through a consensus process, the expert panel selected three main bundle elements: Assess patient's risk of hypothermia and contraindications to active warming; record temperature frequently preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively; and actively warm, intraoperatively, if they are at high risk, or anytime they are hypothermic. Conclusions: The GuideLine Implementability Appraisal tool was a simple yet comprehensive tool that enabled the development of a care bundle by expert clinicians.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||care bundle, evidence-based practice, knowledge translation, perioperative inadvertent hypothermia|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Acute care|
|Objective Group:||Provision of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Urgent and critical care, and emergency medicine|
|UTAS Author:||Duff, J (Dr Jed Duff)|
|UTAS Author:||Walker, K (Professor Kim Walker)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||4|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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