YAY! Got a real big chunk of schoolwork done done done!!

  1. I'm so excited yall! Here it is, quarter to 4 in the a.m. I've been working on this huge research project that we have to do for our "senior synthesis." Mine involves teaching tattoo artists to prevent disease transmission. Anyhoo....I made a website to do this, and designed a post-test for evaluation, and I JUST NOW FINISHED IT ALL!! I'm so thrilled because I've already written the paper (all except for the data analysis part) and now I just have to wait for subject responses. I'll file my IRB application on Monday, and my instructor said I should have that approval in less than a week so I can start data collection. WOOHOO :roll

    So can I ask a favor from some of my fellow nursing students here at allnurses.com? If you guys and gals have a bit of time, would you mind visiting the site (http://safeink.crnasomeday.com ) to let me know what you think? I need a really critical eye to look at it and let me know if I've left out information that really ought to be there. Thanks all!!:kiss
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    RN in cardiovascular surgery ICU


  3. by   aussie oi oi oi

    Dear Lou,

    well done, I think it is great, it gets the message across and lets face it it is not a topic that I would have have thought have doing, but still neccessary, shows imagination and a broad mind. I am sure that you will do very well in nursing, keep up the good work.

    You never know I may end up working with you one day

  4. by   Agnus
    Very impressive. You asked for a critical eye so here it is:

    I'd explain virulent or use another term. (just a thought)

    I would be more specific about the time frame they have to begin the most effective treatment. Right away means different things to different people and actually it is a matter of hours (I forgot exactly how many) those hours pass quickly between getting stuck and getting results back. (personal experience with this one) They can do the test pretty quick but there was some (don't remember) snafu in the lab that delayed mine a couple of hours. Plus I waited a couple of hours in the ER. (shouldn't have happened but did)
    You said wash with hot water. Actually warm, even better cool water is just as effective and (this was a surprise to me)cool is less harsh on the hands.
    You mentioned sharps containers and inceneration and adding clorox to the box but you did not mention that the final disposal MUST not be done by the individual. That is they must turn it over to a disposal company that handles this type of waste. Incinerating it yourself is not acceptable nor is just adding clorox, or throwing it in ordinary trash.

    You did a really fantastic job. There is a site that you might want to look at. It has a lot on body art. It is aimed at the teenager so it has a different slant. I think you covered everything well. The site is http://www.coolnurse.com
    Last edit by Agnus on Feb 24, '02
  5. by   Agnus
    Last edit by Agnus on Feb 24, '02
  6. by   crnasomeday
    Thanks Tweety (aussie oi oi oi)! I appreciate your comments!! Wouldn't that be a trip if we worked together some day ?!?

    Thanks Agnus! The changes you've suggested are great, and I really appreciate that you took the time to look at it. Virulent is definitely a term I should probably change. I thought about that when I used it, but then I guess it just slipped my mind. I'm going to do a library search now for some handwashing research so I have something to cite for using cool water. I absolutely did not know that. And I think you're right on about being more specific about the time frame after a needle stick. I'll make sure to clarify that. And a very good point about sharps container disposal too. I really hadn't thought about mentioning that.

    Thanks again to you both!!
  7. by   Agnus
    I know it is in journal lit somewhere. I'm sorry I can't cite anything off hand.

    maby an infection control nurse could give you a sorce to cite.

    It is more the friction than anything else that is effective.

    Also you might want to tell them that if they do touch or get body fluid on their hands, or touch something with body fluid on it without gloves to wash a little longer than the 15 to 20 seconds.
    Last edit by Agnus on Feb 24, '02