Essay about Poor Nutrition And Inadequate Staffing
The problem being studied is poor nutrition and inadequate staffing, potentiates the development of bedsores in health care facilities by the elderly.
Background and rationale for its significance
a). Poor nutrition may lead to bedsores
b). Inadequate staffing may potentiate the development of bedsores
a. Poor nutrition may lead to bedsores
i. Incidence of the elderly with poor nutrition. ii. Relationship of long term hospitalization and poor outcomes.
b. Inadequate staffing may potentiate the development of bedsores
i. Incidence of bed sore acquisition in hospitalized disabled elderly patients. ii. Incidence of bed sore acquisition in healthcare facilities by elderly patients.
Important reference supporting each statement
c. Poor nutrition may lead to bedsores
i. In the elderly chronic diseases, poverty, anorexia of aging, dementia, low albumin, poor dentition, chewing difficulty, reduced appetite, and isolation are contributing factors to malnutrition. Moreover, malnutrition is prevalent in hospitalized elderly, and hospitalization is seen as a risk factor for malnutrition. (Kagansky, et al., 2005). Also, an adequate nutritional is an important preventive measure of pressure ulcers in the elderly, at a healthcare setting (Horn, et al., 2004).
d. Inadequate staffing may potentiate the development of bedsores
i. Healthcare workers turn over may increase the rate of bedsore acquisition, in the elderly at nursing homes. The rate of health care workers turn…