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ROUGH DRAFT QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS1Rough Draft Quantitative Research Critique and Ethical ConsiderationsOrlee PelledNRS-433VProfessor NolteFebruary 17, 2021
ROUGH DRAFT QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS2Background of Nursing Practice ProblemPressure ulcers are the most common issue that occurs in hospitalized patients that canlead to other complications and even death. Pressure ulcers are especially prevalent in immobilepatients as they depend on others to reposition them. Their care is dependent on another person.Prolonged immobility can cause many long term issues such as muscle atrophy, tissue ischemia,which leads to tissue necrosis and eventually a pressure sore (Lindgren, et al, 2004). If an olderperson is at risk for developing a pressure sore, then they are not fit to be living alone or caringfor themselves. It is often seen in the hospital that either these people are neglected by theirfamily or they are in denial and think they can be living alone without a caretaker. They eitherneed 24/7 care at home or should be living in a skilled nursing facility (Mahmoodpoor, et al,2018).One of the vital factors that play a role in developing pressure ulcers is prolongedpressure on a certain area of the body, specifically bony prominences. If a person is unable tomove and change positions themselves, then the nurse must ensure they are repositioning them toprevent pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers occur due to too much pressure in a certain area for anextended period of time. It causes damage to the skin and its underlying tissue. It specificallyoccurs in the elderly population more frequently because they have less subcutaneous fat,decreased skin elasticity, and less blood flow to the skin. Therefore, it is a nurse's responsibilityto ensure she is applying the technique of repositioning to prevent pressure ulcers(Mahmoodpoor, et al, 2018).In addition to the evidence based practice of repositioning, there is a new nursingintervention that is commonly being utilized to prevent pressure ulcers. Applying padding suchas foam dressings to bony prominences is not yet an evidence- based practice, but it has proven
ROUGH DRAFT QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS3to be effective in preventing pressure ulcers as well. They are usually applied to areas that are

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