Week 3.docx - Submit a summary of six of your articles on the discussion board Discuss one strength and one weakness to each of these six articles on

Week 3.docx - Submit a summary of six of your articles on...

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Submit a summary of six of your articles on the discussion board. Discuss one strength and one weakness to each of these six articles on why the article may or may not provide sufficient evidence for your practice change. Article 1- The effect of multiple layers of linens on surface interface pressure. This article discusses the use of multiple bed-linen layers that are often used in hospital. Adding multiple layers to a surface increases the peak pressure more than simply adding a transfer sheet or an incontinence pad. The type of material used in the linens or under pad also plays a role in the increase in pressure, because they may compromise the support surface’s ability to redistribute pressure. Strength- evidence supports this theory and is a great teaching topic to focus on for practice change. Weakness- additional studies to determine specific replacement would be beneficial. With this information this article offers sufficient evidence for the use of my practice change. Article2- Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment use of prophylactic dressings. This article discussed the use of dressings to prevent pressure ulcers patients in the hospital. The best management of pressure ulcer prevent is through prophylactic measures, this includes the appropriate use of certain dressings. Strength- evidence supports this theory. Weakness- Needs more research from larger study size and stronger evidence. With this information this article offers sufficient evidence for the use of my practice change. Article 3- Effect of a wearable patient sensor on care delivery for preventing pressure injuries in acutely ill adults: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. This article discussed the use of a wearable sensor for patients admitted to ICU. It was determined that when wearing this device optimal turning was more readily achieved. Strength- offered great insight as to different ways to help assist ICU staff on adequate turning for patients.
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