MSN Practice Immersion Conference Call Template Date: Monday August 3, 2020 Attending: Professor Terry, Preceptor McCullough and Student Keisha Black Meeting oobjectives: Discussing and identifying a Capstone research topic Topic Notes Alzheimer’s and Pressure Ulcers – Is there a pathophysiologic relationship? The elderly is at an increased risk for pressure ulcers, Alzheimer’s Disease is one factor that increases that risk and that risk factor multiplies as the disease progresses. Action item: Examine the relationship between the neurological and the integumentary system. Identifying and discussing how Alzheimer’s as a risk factor increases the risk of pressure ulcer. As the disease progresses and memory deteriorates a patient may forget to eat and this is further compounded in the elderly who as they aged looses their taste. Action item: Discuss the role of nutrition in preventing and/or treating pressure ulcers in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
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