Essay on Evidence Based Information on Pressure Ulcers

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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Meta Anderson NURS 4000 5/ NURS-4001-5 Res/ Scholarship Evid-Based Practice April 21, 2013 Pressure Ulcers are very serious, but common occurrences in healthcare in our older patients today. Millions of dollars are spent daily to prevent this occurrence. The purpose of this paper is to educate on the evidence based nursing practice surrounding pressure ulcers. Practice Setting Problem Pressure Ulcer is a breakdown of skin appears on the skin over a very thin or bony prominence where circulation is impaired. (Physical Examination &Health Assessment, p. 236). Usually occurs when a patient adult or child is confined for long periods of time to a bed, or is…show more content…
The implications for BSN-prepared nurses in addition to those of RNs with an associate degree or diploma are that the BSN-prepared nurses receive more education and developing skills and are able to work directly with the patient, having the time to do research and teach patients about their healthcare. They are able as BSN-prepared nurses to assure quality wound care and management to patients with pressure ulcers. The BSN-prepared nurses are trained in more theory and have more clinical hours and will be able to fully comprehend the importance of having evidence-based research. The BSN will be better prepared for patient care encompassing theory and beside care (Nursing Link Journal). Impact on patients and/or a community Pressure Ulcers affects patients the older patients due to the problem of immobility. A pressure ulcer causes the patient to suffer with pain, disfigurement, and prevents them from their daily life activities. The cost associated with pressure ulcers treatment exceeds $11 million in all health care settings. (Lippincott Nursing Center.Com). All the patients with pressure ulcers have to deal with pain, depression, infection and possible risk of immortality and morbidity is immeasurable. Most facilities have invested in pressure relief or reduction devices and more appropriate dressing materials cost more than the available reimbursement. If a patient
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