Pressure Ulcer-Related Pain in Nursing Home Residents with Cognitive Impairment

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

To enhance the learner’s competence by providing research about pressure ulcer-related pain in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES:

After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

OBJECTIVES:

1. Explain this study’s methodology and tools.

OBJECTIVES:

2. Predict levels of pressure ulcer pain in a nursing home population with dementia.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine how pain is reported in cognitively impaired nursing home residents with pressure ulcers using the Minimum Data Set 2.0 data set. The study design was cross-sectional, comparative stratified by 3 levels of cognitive impairment and 4 stages of PrUs.

PARTICIPANTS: There were 56,577 participants in the study.

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