SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Presenter Information

Charles LattusFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

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Dr. Marcia Hobbs, DNS, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this project is to discuss ways of decreasing the incidence of pressure ulcers by using different methods and studies through evidence based practice. With the use of Jean Watson’s Caring theory, while realizing that patients aren’t able to meet their most basic or lower hierarchy of needs the health care team has to come up with ways in order to provide those most basic needs in the most effective way possible.

Utilizing different approaches and methods for decreasing and preventing pressure ulcers include using the Braden scale, applying alternating pressure mattresses in rooms for those patients that are at high risk for pressure ulcers, using a team based approach with the use of musical cues over an intercom or PA system to serve as a reminder that patients need to turn or be turned every 2 hours, and implementing continuing education throughout the units about pressure ulcers. Use of a nurse liaison that specializes in skin and documentation can educate and convey ways to the nursing staff and assistants ways to detect and implement a treatment plan that is individualized to the patient’s need.

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Nursing

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention

The purpose of this project is to discuss ways of decreasing the incidence of pressure ulcers by using different methods and studies through evidence based practice. With the use of Jean Watson’s Caring theory, while realizing that patients aren’t able to meet their most basic or lower hierarchy of needs the health care team has to come up with ways in order to provide those most basic needs in the most effective way possible.

Utilizing different approaches and methods for decreasing and preventing pressure ulcers include using the Braden scale, applying alternating pressure mattresses in rooms for those patients that are at high risk for pressure ulcers, using a team based approach with the use of musical cues over an intercom or PA system to serve as a reminder that patients need to turn or be turned every 2 hours, and implementing continuing education throughout the units about pressure ulcers. Use of a nurse liaison that specializes in skin and documentation can educate and convey ways to the nursing staff and assistants ways to detect and implement a treatment plan that is individualized to the patient’s need.