My PICO Question is on maintaining Skin integrity. PLEASE KINDLY FOLLOW THE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS.
Because I work in a Long -term facility, maintaining skin integrity is a BIG issue. Because some of our residents are non-ambulatory, diseases such as DM,CHF, and CVA compromise their skin integrity
P- The population that is mostly affected are residents that are non-ambulatory, and it does matter if they are male or female. Age and weight may play a factor in maintaining skin integrity. The older the patient, the less elastic the skin. This can cause great problems to the skin. Weight plays a factor because of the fiction that may develop.
I- The intervention for most residents is re-positioning every 2 hours. Skin breakdown occurs when re-positioning isn’t enough?
C- Compare an ambulatory resident versus non-ambulatory resident.
O- Outcome is to improve the skin integrity and minimize pressure ulcers.