appropriate measures to prevent their development such as using a special

Appropriate measures to prevent their development

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appropriate measures to prevent their development such as using a special mattress, utilizing a patient turning schedule or padding patient bony prominences. And once it was noted a pressure ulcer was developing the nursing staff could have taken appropriate interventions to halt the worsening of the ulcer such as not putting patient back in bed on spine. By understanding nursing sensitive indicator prevalence of restraints the nursing staff would have recognized that in Mr. J case restraints seem unnecessary and tried other less restrictive measures such as a bed/chair alarm, utilizing a UAP as a patient sitter, or moving Mr. J closer to nursing station to allow for more frequent checks and reorientation if necessary. Nursing care has a direct impact on specific patient outcomes and that is why knowing and understanding nursing sensitive indicators are important [Ame07].
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C489 TASK 1 3 B. Quality Patient Care Hospital data on specific nursing sensitive indicators can advance quality patient care throughout the hospital by allowing for comparison of other facilities or within the hospital. By
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