research and new protocol to the nursing staff on the medical-surgical unit at the hospital. Discussion will be available to help ensure understanding of the change. The projected change will include the need to minimize bed-linen layers and the most effective process for repositioning patient. Patients that are able to make substantial movements on their own and reposition themselves do not need more than a fitted sheet as a bottom layer. The patients that require assistance with repositioning and turning will have the fitted sheet and one other layer to help staff reposition and turn. Making sure to utilize three turning surfaces when appropriate, the staff with be educated on turning on a cycle of “side-back-side” and at least 30 degrees when turned on either side (Lyder & Ayello, 2008). Initial and annual education will also be provided on the adequate turning and repositioning of patients. Evaluation plan/how/when- Documentation for HAPI’s will be monitored monthly with an anticipated goal of decreased PI within three months of implementation of nursing interventions. Face to face follow up with nursing staff, within the three months, will also be conducted to ensure full understanding of new practice changes. Additional education will be done at this time if necessary. Annual education will be provided to encourage continued compliance and recognition of practice changes.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 5 pages?
- Winter '16
- Evidence-based medicine