Physical needs The physical needs of clients should be taken into account to prevent pressure ulcers. This includes proper hygiene, proper skin care routine, moisture management, proper nutrition, frequent repositioning, proper support surface help in mobility and toileting or incontinences. Maintaining proper hygiene especially on obese patients and those with a developed pressure ulcers is… Continue reading Pressure ulcers Physical needs.
Assessment tools Assessment tools help in identifying patients at risk of developing a pressure ulcer and different components that of risk for pressure ulcers. Risk assessment tools have been developed to assess risk for pressure risks such as Waterlow Scale, Falls Assessment tools, Pain Assessment tools, Norton scale, Barthel index and Braden scale. The waterlow… Continue reading Pressure ulcers Assessment tools.
Recommendations The best care practices and alternative care measure to prevent development of pressure ulcers include; changing position frequently when sited or lying to avoid putting pressure on specific areas, reducing fiction and shear, proper nutrition with adequate amount of vitamins, proteins and minerals, supplementation, maintaining a proper skin care routine, checking the skin often… Continue reading Pressure ulcers Recommendations.
International Privacy Principles The organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has developed the most significant influential principles. In this area, close thirty developed countries operate together. The OECD pronounced guidelines concerning privacy protection and the trans-border flows of private data. It happened with the upcoming vital need for information technology within the global trade and… Continue reading International Privacy Principles summary.
Pressure ulcers causes Knowledge of underlying causes of pressure ulcer helps physicians to implement action to prevent or treat the ulcer. Pressure ulcers are primarily caused by unrelieved pressure, shear, friction and moisture. Constant pressure on a body area decreases blood flow, limiting oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues resulting in inflammation, tissue damage or… Continue reading Pressure ulcers causes summary.
Grades At Grade 2, a blister or abrasion is formed, and the skin may appear cracked or broken. The skin area may be red, sore and swollen with whitening of the skin. In grade 2, the painful area breaks through the top and a bit of the bottom layer creating a shallow wound. This… Continue reading Pressure ulcers Grades summary.
Phase 3 (6-months): Begin Implementation In this phase, the initiative begins to roll out and it starts becoming more visible. The committee continues learning and also teaching the stakeholders through ethnic audits and needs assessments. They identify strengths and factors that would help in bringing about the change. The committee develops diversity plans and it’s… Continue reading Learning and teaching the stakeholders through ethnic audits.
Phase 4 (6-months): Integrate Diversity and Organizational Goals. This is the most important stage in the initiative. It involves training and teaching everyone in the organization as the diversity committee and top leadership reviews the existing policies and how to diversify them. Experts are consulted to offer advice on how the organization can adapt and… Continue reading The most important stage in the initiative.
Introduction Pressure ulcer has caused a great concern in the health care system today as it is a serious problem for both the patients and healthcare settings. Pressure ulcers are responsible for the high costs of treatment and deaths. Statistically, approximately 3.5 trillion people are treated with pressure ulcers in the US, with approximately 60,000… Continue reading Pressure ulcer Introduction Summary.