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Pressure Ulcers

6 page research paper(essay)including bibliography page on Pressure Ulcer in APA format, 12 font, doubled-spaced with at least 5 footnotes with verifiable sources or citations.
With emphasis on infection from pressure ulcer as the cause of death due to negligence of healthcare professionals in caring of the residents.
Title already submitted: The Silent Killer
Outline already submitted:
Running head: The Silent Killer
I. Definition of pressure ulcer
A.)related terms
B.)appearance
1.) stages of pressure ulcer
II. Causes of pressure ulcer
A.)immobility
1.) paralysis
a.)types of paralysis
2.)muscle weakness
a.) age
B.)mental unawareness
1.)impaired cognitive capabilities
2.)medications side effects
C.)chronic illness
1.)diabetes
2.) stroke patients
3.)incontinent
a.)bladder
b.)bowel movement
4.)inadequate nutrition intake
a.)not balanced food and not enough H20 intake
b.)not enough multi-vitamin and supplement
D.)existing skin problem
1.) injury
2.) already fragile skin of older patients
III. Complication of pressure ulcer
A.)infection
1.) sepsis
IV. Prevention
A.)responsibilties
1.) nurses
a.)treatment
b.)keep area clean and dry
c.)turn and reposition every certain hours
d.)monitor nutritional intake and hydration
2.) family members
a.)to follow guidelines of care given
B.)careful handling of patients
1.) proper use of equipment and device
2.) proper use of clothings and accessories
C.)communication and education
1.) among health care professionals, patients and family members

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