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Running head: LITERATURE REVIEW1Literature ReviewGrand Canyon University; NRS 490January 18, 2019
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LITERATURE REVIEW2Literature ReviewA pressure injury (PI) is localized harm to the skin and/or often times the tissue below. (Montenegro de Albuquerque, de Melo Buriti Vasconcelos, Marques Andrade de Souza, Costa deLima Chaves, Fernandes Costa, & Guimarães Oliveira Soares, 2018). Included in this could be shearing, friction, or any collective combination of the these (Bereded, Salih, & Abebe, 2018). Due to today’s healthcare environment hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI’s) are of great concern for all organizations offering acute inpatient and also long-term care (Powers, 2016). While HAPI’s are now directly affect the organizations financial reimbursement it has become animportant area of prevention and program building (Powers, 2016). Analyzing and critiquing the important information from related articles will be the primary focus of this paper, with an emphasis on pinpointing the necessary recommendations for the need of further research.The main research questions of each article were closely related to either areas of improvement or interventions that have a significant chance at increasing better patient outcomes. There was a total of eight research articles analyzed to give a larger outlook of contributing factors related to pressure injuries. Out of the eight articles used to research the project proposal change all eight articles were directly focused on analyzing different methods and factors that would ultimately assist or hinder in the prevention of pressure injuries. 25% of the articles highlighted the importance on nursing knowledge in prevention, identification, and treatment of pressure injuries. 37.5% specifically discussed the prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries when adding equipment to help staff versus the standard of care currently being provided. When analyzing the factors that may cause increased risk to the patient 100% of the articles were involved.
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