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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

Award Date

2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Cyntheia Elverson

Keywords

laceration, anesthesia or anaesthesia, lidocaine, protocol, policy, guideline, and procedural pain.

Abstract

Although topical anesthetics are a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative to infiltrated anesthesia for laceration repair, their availability to providers continues to limit their use. This practice innovation project developed a protocol for the nurse-initiated anesthesia for patients over one year of age presenting to a critical access hospital emergency department with lacerations. Pre and post implementation chart reviews were utilized to determine the effectiveness of the implementation of this protocol. This project has potential to impact patient pain levels, anxiety, restraint use, total treatment time, and patient satisfaction scores.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Operating room personnel -- Job satisfaction

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-54)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

63

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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