HEALTH CARE TREATMENT AND PREVENTABLE CARE

HEALTH CARE TREATMENT AND PREVENTABLE CARE

MEDICARE AND THE NEVER EVENTS RULE

WALDEN UNIVERSITY

 

 

Introduction

Pressure ulcer generally occurs on the area of the body that is bony. It is caused by extensive pressure in a particular area, reducing the flow of blood to the body’s tissue. Such things as malnutrition, dehydration, infection, moisture and incontinence are just some of the factors that causes pressure ulcer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 1 in 10 nursing home resident develop pressure ulcer; 11 percent of all nursing residents and mainly those 64 years and under (Park-Lee and Caffrey, 2009).

 

Risk Factors and Proper Skin Care

Regardless of the facility that a patient is admitted, there is a standard of care that is required to effectively treat the patient. Providing competent staff, timely care and treatment, proper nutrition and recognizing when a patient may be in harm is imperative to avoid injuries or incur additional ones. These are elements of negligent that could result in liability charges for medical malpractice for health care organizations and providers (Pozgar, 2013). Health care organizations generally implement measures where a skin assessment is done for patients who are at risk for pressure ulcers; this aides in preventing the injury from happening. For a pressure ulcer that is already present it should be documented accurately stating the location, stage, size – including the perimeter, odor, and pain level (Demarco, n.d.).

The necessary medial staff is also required to treat the wound. Once it

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