current process in the care of this patient the data allows for improvement in

Current process in the care of this patient the data

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current process in the care of this patient, the data allows for improvement in future patient outcomes. Mr. J was placed in restraints which limits his ability to turn himself in the bed. He was also on his back upon his daughter’s arrival and when he returned to the bed from toileting, he was placed in the same position. This is contributing to the pressure ulcer potential on Mr. J’s back. Mr. J was observed to be drowsy and not necessarily in need for restraints. There are
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Running head: C489 Task 1 3 Updated 02/12/19 alternatives to restraint use that would allow the patient to remain safe as well as reduce risk for pressure ulcers and injury. B. Advancing Quality Patient Care The hospital data regarding nursing-quality indicators within this scenario (prevalence of pressure ulcers and restraints, and patient satisfaction) could assist in improving patient care throughout the hospital by providing a measurable value of needs for improvement. Without this data there is no connection between patient outcomes and patient care, nor areas in need of improvement. Involvement of all staff members associated with the process (key stakeholders) and collecting information involving the current process helps with analyzing the information regarding incidents with the current process. This allows for identification of areas for improvement. Mr. J has a red area on his back indicative of a pressure ulcer. When his daughter asked about this she was dismissed of her concern and told it would go away. However, this is a sign that Mr. J has spent too much time on his back and is not repositioned frequently enough.
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