Aims and Scope
The Severity of Adverse Events is Associated with the Age of Hospitalized Patients: A Retrospective StudyJeel Moya-Salazar, Graciela Añanca, Eliane A. Goicochea, Victor Rojas-Zumaran, Belén Moya-Salazar and Hans Contreras-Pulache
The Open Nursing Journal, 2023; 17: e187443462302170.
Electronic Publication Date: May 17, 2023
Nursing Students' Academic Performance using the Online Teaching Methods: The Experience from JordanGhadeer Al-Dweik, Aaliyah Momani, Abeer Al Zaghmouri, Nabeel Al-Yateem and Mohannad Eid AbuRuz
The Open Nursing Journal, 2023; 17: e187443462303280.
Electronic Publication Date: May 15, 2023
Nursing Research Priorities based on the Nurse-sensitive Indicators: Scoping ReviewAfaf Hakami, Fazal Hussain, Anas Bakheet, Khalid Alghamdi and Khalid AlAtrash
The Open Nursing Journal, 2023; 17: e187443462304190.
Electronic Publication Date: May 09, 2023
Untangling Intimate Care Experiences for Patients Admitted to Public Hospitals in South AfricaSimangele Shakwane
The Open Nursing Journal, 2023; 17: e187443462302281.
Electronic Publication Date: May 09, 2023
Conceptualisation and Definition of Personal Recovery among People with Schizophrenia: Additionally ReviewJutharat Thongsalab, Jintana Yunibhand and Penpaktr Uthis
The Open Nursing Journal, 2023; 17: e187443462303132.
Electronic Publication Date: April 10, 2023
The Effectiveness of Care Bundles Including the Braden Scale for Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults Hospitalized in ICUs: A Systematic ReviewNatalie A. Floyd, Karen A. Dominguez-Cancino, Linda G. Butler, Oriana Rivera-Lozada, Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Patrick A. Palmieri
Despite technological and scientific advances, Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPUs) remain a common, expensive, but preventable adverse event. The global prevalence ranges from 9% to 53% while three million people develop HAPUs in the United States and 60,000 people die from associated complications. HAPU prevalence is reported as high as 42% in ICUs (ICU) costing on average $48,000 to clinically manage.
The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of multi-component interventions (care bundles), incorporating the Braden scale for assessment, in reducing the prevalence of HAPUs in older adults hospitalized in ICUs.
This was a systematic review of the literature using the Cochrane method. A systematic search was performed in six databases (CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, JBI Evidence-Based Practice Database, PubMed, and ProQuest) from January 2012 until December 2018. Bias was assessed with the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme Checklist, and the quality of evidence was evaluated with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Levels of Evidence.
The search identified 453 studies for evaluation; 9 studies were reviewed. From the analysis, pressure ulcer prevention programs incorporated three strategies: 1) Evidence-based care bundles with risk assessments upon admission to the ICU; 2) Unit-based skincare expertise; and 3) Staff education with auditing feedback. Common clinical management processes included in the care bundles were frequent risk reassessments, daily skin inspections, moisture removal treatments, nutritional and hydration support, offloading pressure techniques, and protective surface protocols. The Braden scale was an effective risk assessment for the ICU. Through early risk identification and preventative strategies, HAPU programs resulted in prevalence reduction, less severe ulcers, and reduced care costs.
Older adults hospitalized in the ICU are most vulnerable to developing HAPUs. Early and accurate identification of risk factors for pressure is essential for prevention. Care bundles with three to five evidence-based interventions, and risk assessment with the Braden scale, were effective in preventing HAPUs in older adults hospitalized in intensive care settings. Higher quality evidence is essential to better understanding the impact of HAPU prevention programs using care bundles with risk assessments on patient outcomes and financial results.
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m-Health in the Surgical Context: Prospecting, Review and Analysis of Mobile ApplicationsApril 24, 2018
Evaluating Pictures of Nature and Soft Music on Anxiety and Well-Being During Elective SurgeryJanuary 22, 2018
Shared Decision-Making for Nursing Practice: An Integrative ReviewNovember 30, 2017
A Systematic Review and Comprehensive Critical Analysis Examining the Use of Prednisolone for the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Croup