Nr451 Sacrum Pressure Ulcer Capstone

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Running head: SACRUM PRESSURE ULCER REDUCE WITH FOAM DRESSING

Sacrum Pressure Ulcer Reduce With Strict Use of Foam Dressing
Chamberlain School of Nursing
Penni-Lynn Rolen
NR 451 Capstone Course
Sacrum Pressure Ulcer Reduce With Strict Use of Foam Dressing
Despite advancement of technology, pressure ulcer continues to be a primordial in the health care system. Prevention of pressure ulcer remains an important issue in the health care facility. The critically ill ICU patient is the main target of this disease. Prevention remains the key for this problem. Some facility have standard policy for the eradication of pressure ulcer However the question is will the sacrum pressure ulcer formation be reduced in adult critically ill clients
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According to Compton et al, (2008), 5% of ICU budget goes to the treatment of pressure ulcer. Courtney, Ruppman, & Cooper (2006) continue to say that an average of $4,000 is spent to take care of one patient with pressure ulcer. The price of treatment varies because there are different stages of pressure which range from stage 1 to unstageable stage which can lead to septicemia and death.

Step 2 Link the problem, intervention, land outcomes
The problem is in the critical care unit it is difficult to turn and reposition the patient due to dynamically unstable patient.
Most patients who end up in intensive care unit are most of the time so unstable that any little movement will put them at risk for further complications which can lead to death. However, finding a way to prevent pressure ulcer in the most critical ills patients in the healthcare system is very crucial.
Braden scale (Braden & Makelburts, 2005) use in hospitals allows nurses to identify patients at risk for pressure ulcer based on their sensory perception, mobility, activity, moisture and nutrition. Although the Braden scale is a useful tool but healthcare administrations has yet found the best method to eliminate pressure ulcers or bedsore in intensive care units. The use of foam dressing will be introduced to the intensive

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