Title

The Effects of Implementing a Multifaceted Protocol to Maintain Skin Integrity within Critical Care

Presenter Information

Kathryn SkaggsFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

A pressure ulcer is a localized injury to the skin/underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure or in combination with shear (Kwong, Lee, and Yeung, 2016). Contributing factors include immobility, moisture, poor nutritional status, and sensory perception disorders (Martin, et al., 2017), although patients staying within the intensive care unit face a higher risk due to their health statuses. Evidence-based prevention programs implemented in various hospital settings have dramatically reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers. Intervention groups that receive a method of prevention as compared to the control groups that receive standard care, the adoption of a bundle of care protocol to prevent pressure injuries will benefit the patients outcomes and the hospital. The policy will include staff education, use of screening and referral tools, and the adoption of new technology.

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Senior Nursing Poster Session

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The Effects of Implementing a Multifaceted Protocol to Maintain Skin Integrity within Critical Care

A pressure ulcer is a localized injury to the skin/underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure or in combination with shear (Kwong, Lee, and Yeung, 2016). Contributing factors include immobility, moisture, poor nutritional status, and sensory perception disorders (Martin, et al., 2017), although patients staying within the intensive care unit face a higher risk due to their health statuses. Evidence-based prevention programs implemented in various hospital settings have dramatically reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers. Intervention groups that receive a method of prevention as compared to the control groups that receive standard care, the adoption of a bundle of care protocol to prevent pressure injuries will benefit the patients outcomes and the hospital. The policy will include staff education, use of screening and referral tools, and the adoption of new technology.