Please refer this project to the attached problem which is a presentation.

The Problem is about pressure ulcer.

Note: APA format, 3-4 references

In this assessment, you will work through the planning and implementation stages of the project. This will require you to determine goals and resources needed and to select an evidence-based practice (EBP) model.

Part 1 – Literature Review

Research best practices to identify an effective intervention for your selected problem. Your goal is to gather evidence from scholarly literature to support the most effective intervention strategy.

The performance appraisal tools in this week’s learning activities will help you determine appropriate scholarly sources of evidence to cite.

Locate at least 3 original research articles that support your proposed solution to your selected problem.

  • The articles must be peer-reviewed, published within the past 5 years, and statistically significant.

To begin, write a 350-word summary of each article in which you:

  • Identify current guidelines or best practices relating to your proposed solution, or if there are protocols, the current standard of care.
  • Define your proposed intervention(s) to address the problem.
  • Explain how the intervention will result in a solution to the problem

Continue to Week 4 to complete Part 2 of the summative assessment and submit both parts at the end of Week 4.

Healthcare Problem Presentation

By: Vannelyn Oriel


Problem Definition

In this case, pressure ulcers is the problem that was identified.

Pressure ulcers refer to injuries to the skin and underlying tissue and this is can be attributed to prolonged pressure on the skin.

Today, pressure ulcers is increasingly becoming a major health concern globally.

Healthcare systems worldwide continue to direct resources towards helping patients effectively and efficiently manage pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers is becoming a major health concern globally.

It root cause is prolonged pressure on the skin.

It mostly affects patients in hospitals.

Few studies have focused on assessing this healthcare problem.

It is a pattern that I would like to change to improve quality.


Pressure Ulcers

According to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. develop pressure ulcers annually.

Pressure ulcers especially among patients recovering in hospitals bring pain.

The healthcare problem also leads to increased health care utilization.

There is increase risk for serious infection among patients in hospitals.

Overall, documented cases of pressure ulcers has been on an upward trend globally.

In most cases, pressure ulcers develop among patients who have a specific health condition that limits their ability to change positions.


Symptoms and Causes of Pressure Ulcers

There exist various symptoms and causes of pressure ulcers.

The first symptom is unusual changes in a patient’s skin color or texture.

Increased tenderness of skin areas.

Swelling can be observed.

Pus-like draining is another symptom.

Bedsores can be categorized into different stages that cause pressure ulcers.

Common areas for pressure ulcers


Back of legs, and arms where a patient rests against the chair.

Shoulder and spine.


Risk Factors

Immobility for example, assuming a patient in hospital is using a wheelchair, they would apply pressure to specific parts such as buttocks leading to pressure ulcers.

Incontinence where a patient’s skin becomes susceptible due to extended exposure to urine and stool.

Poor diet and nutrition leading to lack of vitamins and minerals that can lead to a healthy skin.

Patients with diabetes also have high risk of experiencing pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers if not well managed and treated among patients can lead to complications such as cancer, and bone and joint infect