Hospital Acquired Conditions: Pressure Ulcer Prevention
-as clients enter our healthcare facilities, hospitals, provider
offices, ECF and rehab centers they are at risk for developing preventable conditions associated
with care. Research and select best practices that are evidence based and demonstrate excellent
outcomes related to the condition: Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Transitions Paper Rubric
- Define the Topic being addressed including: (25 pts)
· Current state of the topic in healthcare including supporting data-incidence, prevalence and impact
Finance measures, costs, incidence rates
· Impact on organization
- Best Practice 40 pts
· Use best practice benchmarks (state or national)
· How will shifting to “best practice” benchmarks provide improved patient/staff care and quality outcomes?
· Include professional organization position statements.
How will shifting to “best practice” impact an organization’s culture including their mission, vision, and values?
- Case Study/example of the evidence based practice applied with improved outcomes (15 pts) – find a case
· Include a case study or example in which this evidence based practice was implemented and demonstrated
improvement in practice, or quality outcomes.
· This may be actual practice in another facility and student may include QI tools etc that the institution applied
to achieve results
- Regulatory and Policy Considerations 10pts
· What regulations or policies may help guide this topic? For example: Joint Commission, CMS, local health
· Are there policies that may need to be written or revised for the process change. For example: medical staff,
shared governance committees, infection prevention, administration, pharmacy
· Are there any Human Resource, Licensure considerations or job description changes that may need to be
- Formatting and References 10pts
· Paper will be completed using APA format
· Paper will be 4-6 pages (excluding cover pages, references)
· Charts and tables can used as addendums using APA format-they should be referenced in paper body but
not included as part of the 4-6 page length
· References-peer reviewed journals within last 5years
Those people held under mental health legislation the principle of consent continue to apply for condition not related to the mental disorder. Nurses who are involved in the care or treatment of patients detained under the relevant mental health legislation, must ensure that they are aware of the circumstances and safeguards needed for providing treatment and care without consent (NMC, 2011) The similarity between Adult and Child branch In both Adult and Mental Health settings seeking consent is part of a respectful relationship, regardless of the patient’s age, gender, culture, background and race. Therefore, consent may be withdrawn at any time, even after signing a consent form.. Another similarity is that when asking consent the healthcare professional has to identify whether the person is able to understand what is being said and the person’s state of mind. This is where patients are competent and free from mental illness. Communication difficulties may arise if a patient’s first language is not English, or with those who are deaf. In a case where a patient is deaf, the healthcare professional would have to communicate with them in sign language. Gaining consent is a way to promote the health of patients. In term of life and death the healthcare professional must act kindly and considerately for the child’s health if they are unable to get in touch with child’s parents. (Department of Health 2003) CONCLUSION Seeking consent is something that is important in the healthcare sector. It is important that all healthcare professionals realise the importance of following the procedure at all times as otherwise there can be legal implications. Respect on behalf of both patient and professional should lie at the heart of every decision taken. Clarity of explanation is important in order to allow the patient or someone acting on their behalf, to make an informed choice. Those involved in healthcare have a serious responsibility in ensuring that the information they offer patients is factually accurate and takes into account any differences in opinion, race, religion age or other factors. Consent increases patients’ power to make an informed choice about their situation and treatment and puts safeguards in place for both the professionals and the patient involved which should lead to the best course of action.>GET ANSWER