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Running head: PICOT STATEMENT PAPER 1 PICOT Statement Paper Grand Canyon University; NRS 490 December 11, 2018
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PICOT STATEMENT PAPER 2 PICOT Statement Paper A pressure injury (PI), also previously known as pressure ulcer or bed sore, is a lesion on the skin caused by some form of insult (Montenegro de Albuquerque, de Melo Buriti Vasconcelos, Marques Andrade de Souza, Costa de Lima Chaves, Fernandes Costa, & Guimarães Oliveira Soares, 2018). This could include pressure, shear, friction, or any combination (Bereded, Salih, & Abebe, 2018). Most PI are located on bony prominences with localized harm to the surrounding skin and sometimes soft tissue (Montenegro de Albuquerque et al., 2018). According to statistics, “for every 1,000,000 patients who developed PU 65,000 die from complications” (Bereded, Salih, & Abebe, 2018). With numbers like this it is apparent that this is a considerable global health concern. PI prevention will be the primary focus of this paper with an emphasis on the need for implementation of nursing intervention. While enforcing the projected nursing interventions, it will also bring additional education to the nursing staff caring for patients with increased risk of developing a PI. More specifically, PI prevention in hospitalized patients located on the medical-surgical unit of a small 50 bed, rural hospital in eastern Oregon. Offering explanation for the interventions will allow these nurses insight and the ability to become more competent in the prevention of PI. Thus, decreasing PI prevalence and incidence in the facility.
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