The Policy Pressure Ulcer Prevention And Managing Skin Integrity

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Present the Evidence for Practice Guidelines related to Pressure Ulcer Prevention The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the policy Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Managing Skin Integrity is supported by and what needs to be changed as according to the evidence. Introduction A pressure ulcer is a localized injury to the skin usually over bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of patient admitted to the hospital acquire a pressure ulcer and it result in increased suffering, morbidity and mortality. The policy titled Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Managing Skin integrity provides direction for the nurses to prevent the development of pressure ulcer. It…show more content…
The National Guideline Clearinghouse has accepted the WOCN and RNAO guidelines and as a result they are widely used by the healthcare professionals. The goal is to provide the healthcare professionals with a tool to provide evidence based care for prevention and management of pressure ulcers. The guidelines were develop by extensive research that was conducted by the authors. The authors search the online databases like MEDLINE and CINAHAL for meta-analyses, randomized controlled trails, prospective clinical trials, retrospective studies, and systemic reviews. Once the articles were selected and carefully evaluated guidelines were develop giving recommendation is three areas: assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcer (Ratliff & Tomaselli, 2010). Guidelines are develop by careful research analysis and provide the most reliable evidence-based tool that could be used to prevent the pressure ulcers. These guidelines that are carefully developed could be used to change the hospital policy because each of them is based on the highest evidence available. They provide recommendation on managing the condition and could decrease the occurrence of developing pressure ulcers. Therefore, guidelines provide strong information to change the hospital policy if it is necessary. Recommendations The
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