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Running Head: Benchmark - Capstone Project Change Proposal 1 Benchmark - Capstone Project Change Proposal Nazaire Baptiste Grand Canyon University; NRS 490 September 22, 2019
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Benchmark - Capstone Project Change Proposal 2 Background Pressure Injury refers to skin injury that is normally caused by some affront pressure, shear, friction or the combination of the three risk factors (Montenegro de Albuquerque, de Melo Buriti Vasconcelos, and Guimarães Oliveira Soares, 2018). Most PI develops on hard body parts causing harm to the encompassing skin and sometimes delicate tissues (Montenegro de Albuquerque et al., 2018). Given the present health care environment, hospital-acquired pressure injuries are the greatest concern for facilities offering long term care and inpatient services. Even though the HAPI’s have proved to affect the facility budget reimbursement, it has stood out as a significant area of preventing and program building (Powers, 2016). Problem statement Despite the facility's awareness of the HAPI'S occurrence, the lack of a standardized way of its evaluation has become a part of the concern for the hospital. Development of the standardized way takes a lot of time and multiple gatherings of different multidisciplinary groups. Meanwhile, staff education on the evidence-based practice changes will help prevent the frequent PI occurrence and will give better patient results much sooner. The patients will also continue profiting after the anticipated practice change of standardization is finished. Purpose of the change proposal Through evidence-based research, increased warmth and expanded weight can cause PI. In order to keep patient's skin cool and dry, the number of bed-cloth layers should be limited and the material type used should be observed (Williamson and Sauser, 2009). Apart from regulating the linen weight, regular turning of the patient, every 2-3 hours compared with two or three times each day, will also reduce the pressure on one side of the body, therefore, reducing the
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Benchmark - Capstone Project Change Proposal 3 probability of developing a PI (Lyder and Ayello, 2008). Due to this evidence-based research, the proposed nursing medications to be implemented in this association includes diminishing the layers of bed-cloth on emergency clinic beds and satisfactory turning of patients every 2-3 hours. Understanding and expanded information will help the advancement of an increasingly compliant atmosphere. Capable medical attendants and an agreeable environment encourage the staff to educate and offer to understand the new staff and employees from other departments in the hospital. Executing these intercessions for patients on the medical-surgical unit will diminish the commonness and rate of PI occurrence in this facility, hence allowing the most elevated patient care quality to be conveyed.
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