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Running head: CAPSTONE PROJECT TOPIC SELECTION AND APPROVAL1Capstone Project Topic Selection and ApprovalGrand Canyon University; NRS 490December 18, 2018
CAPSTONE PROJECT TOPIC SELECTION AND APPROVAL2Capstone Project Topic Selection and ApprovalA pressure injury (PI) is a damaged area of the skin that was caused by pressure, shearing, friction or any combination of these things (Bereded, Salih, & Abebe, 2018). The majority of PI are located over bony prominences of the body (Montenegro de Albuquerque et al., 2018). Over 6% of the population of patients that have a PI will die from complication (Bereded, Salih, & Abebe, 2018). Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury’s (HAPI’s) are a definite concern for all involved. PI prevention in hospitalized patients admitted to the medical-surgical unit will be the primary focus for this capstone project topic. It has come to the attention of the organization involved that there is no standardization for evaluating PI prevalence and incidence scores. The facilities are aware there are HAPI’s occurring, however the process for how each assessment and documentation is done, is being questioned. While development of this standardization will take several months and a large multidisciplinary team with multiple meetings, educating staff on evidence-based practice