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appropriate measures to prevent their development such as using a special mattress, utilizing apatient turning schedule or padding patient bony prominences. And once it was noted a pressureulcer was developing the nursing staff could have taken appropriate interventions to halt theworsening of the ulcer such as not putting patient back in bed on spine. By understandingnursing sensitive indicator prevalence of restraints the nursing staff would have recognized thatin Mr. J case restraints seem unnecessary and tried other less restrictive measures such as abed/chair alarm, utilizing a UAP as a patient sitter, or moving Mr. J closer to nursing station toallow for more frequent checks and reorientation if necessary. Nursing care has a direct impacton specific patient outcomes and that is why knowing and understanding nursing sensitiveindicators are important [Ame07].
C489 TASK 13B.Quality Patient CareHospital data on specific nursing sensitive indicators can advance quality patient carethroughout the hospital by allowing for comparison of other facilities or within the hospital. By