Reducing the Risk of Developing a Pressure Injury While the Patient Is in the ED
Demonstrate a breadth of understanding relating to the care of older people in Australia.
You are an RN working in ED, looking after Mrs. Wong, a 93-year-old with an admitted diagnosis of Acopia. All acute interventions have been completed for Mrs. Wong, but the wards are full, so she will spend the next 8 hours (+) on an ED trolley in a corridor. How do normal physiological changes of aging increase the risk of Mrs. Wong developing a pressure injury in this scenario? Provide detailed, evidence-based nursing interventions with rationales that should be implemented for Mrs. Wong to reduce the risk of her developing a pressure injury while in ED.