Owan Tomoko

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Title

Associate Professor

Researcher Number(JSPS Kakenhi)

90295311

Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Medicine   Health Sciences   Associate Professor  

  • Concurrently   University of the Ryukyus   Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability: RIIS  

Academic degree 【 display / non-display

  • University of the Ryukyus -  Doctor(Medical Science)

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 1997.03
     
     

     

  • 1997.03
     
     

    - , University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Associate Professor  

  • 1997.03
     
     

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Associate Professor  

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Nursing Care and Infection Control,Fundamental Nursing,Nursing care and Urinary Incontinence Prevention

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Others / Others

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Urination care by a team of medical personnel: Nurses' viewpoint

    Tomoko Owan, Kinue Tomari, Minoru Miyazato, Etsuko Touyama, Mayumi Arasaki, Natsuko Takara, Satoko Nagamine, Michiharu Nanbu, Keiichirou Izumi, Asuka Ashikari, Seiichi Saitou

    The journal of Japanese Continence Society ( The Japanese Continence Society )  31 ( 2 ) 1 - 7   2021.10 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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    Abstract Since 2016, our hospital has implemented a urination-care team that evaluates the possibility of independent urination in inpatients with lower urinary tract dysfunction during the early stage after the withdrawal of a urethral catheter. The team also helps prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and supports patients' urination independence. With this care, the promotion and maintenance of patients' healthy daily life activities, early discharges, and a decrease in the number of bedridden patients are expected. For a urinary-care team's optimal functioning, it is necessary to deepen the knowledge of the individual patients' conditions, improve the knowledge of the various urinary-care techniques, and work with medical personnel from different fields of medicine. Members of a urinary-care team should be aware of the following. (1) A urinary-care team should include a key person as a team leader in order to provide appropriate comprehensive urination care. (2) A urinary-care team should include at least one physician (most appropriately, the patient's primary physician) and at least one nurse, and effective communication and feedback among the team members is very important. (3) It is best that the team also has the supervision of the hospital's director and involves the director of the nursing service department, the head nurse, an office work manager, and others who may be deemed necessary. At our 600-bed hospital, all of the medical and support staff have deepened their understanding of the effectiveness of and benefits provided by our comprehensive urinary-care team following the team's demonstration of their ingenuity and dedication. The improvement of the medical welfare of a country's aging population, which includes the urinary care of all patients, will be in greater demand with each passing year. Key words: urination care team medical personnel, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, lower urinary tract dysfunction

  • Promotion of Departmental Cooperative Activities Supporting the System of Legionella Infection Control in the Hospital

    KUNISHIGE Ryutaro, OWAN Tomoko, TOMISIMA Miyuki, MUKATAKE Sakiko, KUDA Tomoharu, KOIDE Michio, TATEYAMA Masao, HIGA Futoshi, FUJITA Jiro

    Japanese Journal of Infection Prevention and Control ( Japanese Society for Infection Prevention and Control )  30 ( 1 ) 14 - 21   2015

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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      In our hospital, <i>Legionella</i> monitoring in the shower water of bathrooms is conducted every year. <i>Legionella</i> was detected in only one of the sink taps of the fifth floor psychiatric ward bathroom in 2010, but <i>Legionella</i> was also detected in several showers and sink taps of the fourth floor obstetrics and gynecology ward, Maternity and Perinatal Care Center, and NICU in 2011. Furthermore, <i>L. pneumophila</i> serogroup 1 was detected in several components of the water system equipment except for bathrooms. Hoses were exchanged and water drained to eradicate <i>Legionella</i>, and rechecking was negative in all locations except the sink of the interview room in the Maternity and Perinatal Care Center. According to interviews with nurses, water drainage was not fully performed. We considered the departmental cooperative activities supporting the system of <i>Legionella</i> infection control in the hospital, and the arrangement and use of water system equipment at this time. We thought that the risk of <i>Legionella</i> becomes high with low frequency in use of water system equipment, because the infection center was on the fourth floor that is the bottom of the arrangement of water system equipment, and infection spread mostly from water system equipment with low frequency use in that location. The arrangement of a water supply system must be carefully examined, and the frequency of use of water system equipment monitored as part of measures against <i>Legionella</i>. For this reason, prompt cooperation between the infection control committee, responsible staff, and the equipment division, and information exchange are essential. We propose a guidance plan to ensure cooperation and exchange of information.<br>

  • From the educational spot of clinical and study on Urin Care

    その他の著者

    その他の掲載誌 ( その他の出版社 )    1900

    Type of publication: Research paper (other science council materials etc.)

  • Behaviors of Handwashing and Hand Antisepsis Seen from Relations to before and after Nursing Practices

    その他の著者

    その他の掲載誌 ( その他の出版社 )    1900

    Type of publication: Research paper (other science council materials etc.)

  • Study for the Awareness of Infection Prevention and Control during Medical Examination and Treatment or Nursing of a Patient with Skin Disease-Isolation of MRSA Contact Transmission Route via a Showerbed-

    その他の著者

    その他の掲載誌 ( その他の出版社 )    1900

    Type of publication: Research paper (other science council materials etc.)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • The attentional points and preventive measures against MRSA contact transmission;the pitfall and knack of infection medical examination and treatment

    その他の著者 ( Part: Single Author )

    その他の出版機関  1900

  • E Character 148804- shi Character 149163

    その他の著者 ( Part: Single Author )

    その他の出版機関  1900

  • The precaution and Legionella infection from a showerhead;the pitfall and knack of infection medical examination and treatment

    その他の著者 ( Part: Single Author )

    その他の出版機関  1900

Other Papers 【 display / non-display

  • 腸管及び尿路からの病原性大腸菌の諸性状に関する検討

    大湾知子, 本馬恭子

    琉球     1900.01  [Refereed]

     

  • Making for the Handling Manual of Infectious Waste from a Viewpoint of the Housekeeping Worker in The Ryukyu University Hospital

        1900.01  [Refereed]

     

  • Study for the Awareness of Infection Prevention and Control during Medical Examination and Treatment or Nursing of a Patient with Skin Disease-Isolation of MRSA Contact Transmission Route via a Showerbed-

        1900.01