Phase 1 Applied Nursing Research IP1
Can other nurses be effective change agents to improve patient care, and can other nurses do the same. Will nurses learn ideas for change that be more will-receive and support scholarly data? Yes, nurses will make the necessary changes for excellent patient care and high-quality outcomes; through education they will find ways through education to provide evidence that supports the new suggestions. This study will look at the methods that staff nurses and no license personnel can take from an educational setting. That will increase compliance and assist staff to follow standards of care to decrease the number of patients with pressure ulcers.
â€œPressure ulcer is localized injury to the skin and/or underling tissue, usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure or pressure in combination with shear (Oâ€™Tuathail, & Taqi, 2011, p. S27).â€ With the increase in the number of the elderly patient and the increasing number of bedridden patients will increase the number of pressure ulcers. Therefore, as pressure ulcers have a negative impact on health-related quality of life patients require increasing need for hospitalization.
Since the retiring of the baby boomers, over the years very little to care for patients that develop pressure ulcers. Patients lay in bed without getting up, without being repositioned or gotten up to the chair. Many patients lay in wet diapers and sheets for hours.
Informing the nurse manager the need for identifying pressure ulcers immediately will help improve patient care. â€œDocumentation is needed when assessing skin condition of patients on admission especially to ensure developing pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers will not be charged to the care of t...
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