Developing A Pressure Prevention Plan Essay

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Kane, 2007 revealed a correlation between HAPUs and advanced mortality in a hospital as well as within 30 days of hospital discharge (Kane, 2007). CMS and professional organizations have issued clinical practice guidelines for HAPU prevention for decades. However, health care organizations continue to struggle to implement these recommendations when it comes to patient care (Kane, 2007). Many organizations are creating interventions to prevent HAPUs in acute care settings, but there is little evidence as to which of these interventions will effectively change routine clinical practices (Hulscher, 2003). Successful HAPUs prevention requires building a culture of diligence, expertise, and cooperation in which health care providers recognize HAPUs prevention as a high priority. The best defense against pressure ulcers is an evidence-based prevention plan that is implemented and revived based on the patient’s response to care (Society 2012). Wound Care Specialists Developing a pressure prevention plan takes time and requires leadership and team work. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society works to provide standards of practice for wound care nurses, maintain continuing nursing education for professional development, and works to provide quality wound care to patients (WOCN, 2011). They can influence patient care directly and indirectly by the application of evidenced-based practice. Improving the quality of care involves nursing practice as well as clinical and
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