Proactively Preventing Pressure Problems

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Identifier Beckstead_NURS-4605_EBP_2020
Title Proactively Preventing Pressure Problems
Creator Beckstead, Madeline
Description It is standard procedure for a patient to be rotated every two hours when on bedrest (1). These "Never Events" not only harm the patient population, but financially impact the hospital as they are not reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid since 2008 (2). Since this extra incentive was put into place the rate of pressure sores actually increased from 21.7/1000 discharges in 2014 to 23/1000 discharges in 2017 (2). This is unacceptable and needs to change. The bariatric population is especially susceptible so it is reasonable to use them as the study population.
Subject Evidence-Based Nursing; Evidence-Based Practice; Education, Nursing; Bariatrics; Pressure Ulcer; Risk Factors; Monitoring, Physiologic; Moving and Lifting Patients; Research Design
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2020
Date Digital 2020
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6w4373b
Relation is Part of Nursing 4605 Evidence Based Practice Posters
Format application/pdf
Rights © 2020 College of Nursing, University of Utah
Type Text
Setname ehsl_nursebp
Date Created 2020-05-05
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1547152
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