Executive Summary

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Executive Summary (Benchmark Assessment) by Seema Jiwani
Grand Canyon University-NRS-451V
May 4, 2014
You have done a great job with your summary. I would vote yes.

Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPUs) Prevention
"Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers were shown to be an important risk factor associated with mortality," per Dr. Courtney Lyder, of the UCLA School of Nursing. "It is incumbent upon hospitals to identify individuals at high risk for these ulcers and implement preventive interventions immediately upon admission." Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores often occurs when patients have limited mobility and unable to reposition themselves in bed causing injury caused by pressure, friction and
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Therefore the target population here would be anyone over 18 admitted with debilitating condition should be examined and monitored closely for pressure ulcers.
Benefits of the program
The overall purpose of the project is to prevent complications and cost associated with HAPUs. The Mepilex dressing system will be initiated for the purpose of preventing the occurrence of new and progression of the existing ulcer to advance stages. According to the international Journal of Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Mepilex brand dressing reduces pain and also aids in the ulcer healing at 67% compared to other brands. (Frands & Moody, 2007). Mepilex dressing effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac (soft silicone nonstick dressing that does not stick to the wound) layer seals the wound edges, preventing the surrounding skin from the risk for maceration. The Safetac layer reduces pain and makes it easy to change the dressing without affecting the wound or surrounding skin.
The Cost or Budget Justification
Acquired Pressure ulcers during hospital stays have been known to cause increase length and cost of inpatient stays along with treatment and recovery delays. According to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2.5million patients are affected by pressure ulcers per year costing up to $11.6 billion per year in the United States. Individual cost of care per patient can go up to $151, 700. According to


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