Physical injuries to any region of the body bring the patient a great deal of pain and agony. Such catastrophes frequently necessitate significant lifestyle modifications in order for the affected person to recuperate quickly and avoid further harm. However, these alterations, notably extended bed rest, can lead to the formation of pressure ulcers, which are harmful to the health and well-being of patients. This project will look at a pressure injury protocol implementation intervention that begins in the emergency department.
The first study’s findings suggest that early pressure injury surveillance and risk assessment at the moment of presentation to the ED is necessary so that prevention and treatment may begin as soon as feasible. Although managing pressure injuries in the ambulance and ED is more complicated, pressure-relieving equipment should be explored for individuals who are most at risk.
The second research discovered that various nurses have distinct responsibilities to play in PMPIs. The five CMO configurations highlighted the importance of health care organizations supporting those working to improve PMPI practices from within by creating a ward environment that promotes practice-based teaching, open communication, and seamless escalation of PI prevention and management at all levels.
The items examined to provide information to answer and complement the PICOT inquiry. The proposed research will see if a strategy started in the emergency room successfully lowers the occurrence of nosocomial pressure ulcers in patients compared to those who get standard treatment. The intervention will comprise a full-body skin examination, patient posture, and support surfaces for patients at high risk of discomfort. The intended outcome is a considerable decrease in the number of patients admitted to the emergency room with pressure-related injuries.
Fulbrook, P., Miles, S., & Coyer, F. (2019). Prevalence of pressure injury in adults presenting to the emergency department by ambulance. Australian Critical Care, 32(6), 509-514. Web.
Teo, C. S., Claire, C. A., Lopez, V., & Shorey, S. (2018). Pressure injury prevention and management practices among nurses: A realist case study. International Wound Journal, 16(1), 153–163. Web.
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|Fulbrook, P., Miles, S., & Coyer, F. (2019). Prevalence of pressure injury in adults presenting to the emergency department by ambulance. Australian Critical Care, 32(6), 509-514. |
|Teo, C. S., Claire, C. A., Lopez, V., & Shorey, S. (2018). Pressure injury prevention and management practices among nurses: A realist case study. International Wound Journal, 16(1), 153–163. |
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|SPSS||SPSS Statistics is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis|
|LOS||length of stay|
|POST||Patient off stretcher time|
|NEAT||National Emergency Access Target|
|ED LOS||Emergency department length of stay|
|ATS||Australasian Triage Scale|
|CCMO||Conjectured context-mechanism-outcomes configurations|
|CMO||Context, mechanism, outcomes|
|PMPI||Standard profiling interface|
|FGD||Focus group discussions|