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Running head: WEEK 2: THE CLINICAL ISSUE & RESEARCH QUESTIONS DEVELOPED USING PICOT 1 Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers Vivian Toma West Coast University
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WEEK 2: THE CLINICAL ISSUE & RESEARCH QUESTIONS DEVELOPED USING PICOT 2 Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers Hospitals are a place where sick people go to recover from their illnesses. One of their goals is to provide quality care as patients recover from their sickness and can function as they were before hospitalization. This goal might be far-fetched for some hospitals as reported by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) [Padula, 2017]. Pressure ulcers or bedsores are "injury to the skin or underlying tissue caused by pressure, friction, and moisture," and they are termed hospital-acquired when pressure ulcers develop in a hospital setting (Hospital- Acquired Pressure Ulcers, n.d.). According to Padula (2017), “2.5 million hospital patients develop pressure injuries every year (2.5% nationally), and of these patients, about 60,000 dies" from wound complications. Padula (2017) added that hospital-acquired pressure injuries account for second most common hospital billing claim costing the US health system $9-11 billion/year. Of this billion-dollar bill, “$70-150,000 per year are from stage III/IV pressure ulcers and $250,000+ are from settlements” (Padula, 2017). According to Bauer, Rock, Nazzal, Jones, & Qu (2016), older male patients 71.2 years old and above are at most risk of contracting hospital-
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  • Summer '19
  • dr. jean gordon
  • Gerontology, ulcers, Padula

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