Nursing Competency for Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Tweet
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Complete Braden Scale
Circle appropriate preventive interventions or skin safety precautions
Case Study (Mrs. P.)
Admission assessment reveals a short obese female, 77-year-old with congestive heart failure and pneumonia. She has been wheelchair-bound for 10 years. Mr. P helps Mrs. P. as much as he can but he is limited since he is 82-years-old. She has received extensive health care from an outpatient clinic, but this is her first hospitalization in 5 years. In her handicapped accessible home, she requires transfer assistance of 1 person but is otherwise independent with ADLs. She tells you that she is struggling with repositioning in the hospital bed because everything is different than what she has at home. She is currently wearing anti-embolism stockings to prevent clots since she is in bed all day. She reports sitting straight up in bed most of the day with her food tray in front of her. She eats slowly but typically finishes about ½ of each of her meal trays. Currently, Mrs. P has intact skin but has started to become incontinent of bowel and bladder with frequent loose stools in the last 12 hours.
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