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PRESSURE ULCER 2 Pressure Ulcer Introduction Pressure ulcers are synonymously known as decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, or bedsores (“ Pressure ulcer prevention” , 2013). Particularly, the disease is associated with damaged skin and pressure in blood tissues. In most cases, the disease affects the skin and tissues overlying the hips, elbows, and shoulder backs. Basically, pressure ulcers are brought about by excessive pressure in soft tissues which obstruct easy blood flow in them (Padula & Mishra, 2015). Moreover, it can also be caused by shear since it significantly pulls the blood tissues that supply the skin with blood. In most cases, the ulcers are reported in individuals who fail to relocate more often. Examples of such people are the cripples who use wheelchairs. The factors that may influence this problem are malnutrition, skin wetness, and much more (Sving Idvall, & Högberg, 2014). Consequently, the speed of recovery from this disease may be determined by medical situations, characters, and age. However, the disease may be easily prevented if detected earlier. Nevertheless, in some situations, pressure ulcers may be troubling when it comes to prevention. Therefore, to clearly understand the best means of preventing and managing it, this article will critically analyze the way research supports PICOT and understand the formality of the evidence found from the research. Comparison of Research Questions To prevent this disease, many researchers offer distinct ideas on the same. Therefore, to analyze the questions posed on pressure ulcer prevention, in this part, the article tries to consider the arising issues on prevention techniques. To begin with, some researchers suggest that it is
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PRESSURE ULCER 3 wise to first locate the predictive factors (Chiari, Forni, & Guberti 2017). These factors may be determined by several variables that may be classified as intrinsic, organizational or extrinsic variables (Chiari, Forni, & Guberti, 2017). To begin with, intrinsic factors include age, patience residence, the location of the affected area, nature of the risk of contracting the disease, and gender. Extrinsic variables include the level of disease infection, haemoglobin levels in blood and other nutrients, level of resistance, and much more. Lastly, organization involves the
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