Evidence-based capstone project
Willingness of patients to be aware of their pressure ulcers wellness.
Availability of required resources to carry out tests.
Excellent collaborations between patients and nurses.
Excellent support from facility’s management and stakeholders.
(Sving et al., 2020)
Some patients are unable to obtain a high-quality healthcare facility.
Barriers to communication between nurses and patients.
Unsatisfactory reimbursement and insufficient support personnel in and out of the office.
(Gaspar et al., 2020)
Patients should engage in self-management education programs for pressure ulcers.
Healthcare facilities should adapt the use of negative wound pressure ulcer therapy since its effective and safe compared to standard moist wound therapy.
(Fremmelevholm & Soegaard, 2019).
Poorly managed pressure ulcers will lead to complications like cellulitis, squamous cell carcinoma, sepsis and bone and joint infections.
(Sving et al, 2020)
Gaspar, S., Collier, M., Marques, A., Ferreira, C., & de Matos, M. G. (2020). Pressure ulcers: The challenge of monitoring in hospital context. Applied Nursing Research, 53, 151266.
Fremmelevholm, A., & Soegaard, K. (2019). Pressure ulcer prevention in hospitals: a successful nurse-led clinical quality improvement intervention. British Journal of Nursing, 28(6), S6-S11.
Sving, E., Fredriksson, L., Mamhidir, A. G., Högman, M., & Gunningberg, L. (2020). A multifaceted intervention for evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention: a 3 year follow-up. JBI Evidence Implementation, 18(4), 391-400.