Theguideline herein summarizes the recommendations for the management ofpressure ulcers in the form of two algorithms and protocol. The setup highlights crucial considerations that should be accounted forbefore the treatment is administered. For instance, there should bean assessment of risks in both outpatient and inpatient scenarios.The work group recommends questionnaire set up for the outpatientsand a standardized risk assessment for the inpatient ("Pressureulcer prevention and treatment protocol. Health care protocol. |National Guideline Clearinghouse", 2016).
ThePressure Ulcer Prevention Plan contains useful guidelines for thetreatment of the illness. I find it very helpful to the patient,caregivers, family, and health providers. It addresses the mode oftreatment administration and the aftercare methods. For instance,after 6 hours of administering a patient with the drug, skininspection should be carried out and a re-inspection to take placeafter 8 to 24 hours subject to the patient’s status. The results ofthe investigation should be communicated to the care providers withimmediate effects.
Allthe personnel involved in the pressure ulcer prevention must assume avery active role in the protocol. For persons undergoing palliativecare, a shift from prevention and treatment to palliation andmanagement of the pressure ulcers may occur ("Pressureulcer prevention and treatment protocol. Health care protocol. |National Guideline Clearinghouse", 2016).
Careis paramount when using the compression stockings because they canimpair the arterial function. On a regular basis, the stockingsshould get removed to inspect the patient’s skin for the symptomsof perfusion problems.
Researchshows that the success of curing pressure ulcers is determined bypre-existing chronic conditions and comorbidities. The Pressure UlcerPrevention Plan is geared towards elimination of friction and shear,managing moisture, maintaining adequate nutrition, and off-loading.The caregivers and family should get the patient education andteaching materials to help handle the patients ("Pressureulcer prevention and treatment protocol. Health care protocol. |National Guideline Clearinghouse", 2016).
Ifeel that the use of the thigh-tight elastic stockings should bestopped because they roll and cause tourniquet effects on the bodybut instead, go for the knee-high socks.
Thehealth care providers nurses, doctors, physicians, dietitians, andrehabilitation centers must develop a habit of making timelyreferrals. Some delay the clients trying to experiment rather thantreating.
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