The Effectiveness of Home Based Nursing Care in Treatment of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer (HAPU) in Participants Seeking Home Health Services: An Exploratory Study

Punitha Singh, Deepti Damodaran, Gaurav Thukral, Joseph P. C.


Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) are serious clinical complications that can lead to increased length of stay, pain, infection, and, potentially, death. Unfortunately, a large proportion of home care clients received from hospital present with pressure ulcer that varies from stage 1 to stage 4.  Home care nurses have an opportunity to manipulate favorably certain environmental factors that can prevent pressure ulcers from newly developing or to manage effective treatment plans for any stages ulcers which were present while onboarding.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, duration and outcome in terms of healing; worsening of pressure ulcers and the ones whose condition remained the same seeking home health services. The study also describes the home care nursing interventions done to minimize the risk of worsening of pressure ulcer.

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International Journal of Studies in Nursing  ISSN 2424-9653 (Print)  ISSN 2529-7317 (Online)

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