During this research project, we are investigating if repositioning an immobile patient every two hours would reduce the risk of pressure ulcers forming. Pressure ulcers are caused by increased pressure or friction on bony prominences and are most likely found on immobile patients. Pressure ulcers are a major infection risk for the patient and a huge cost factor for the hospital. When the patient is immobile it becomes the nurses job to identify the risk of pressure ulcers and help prevent them from occurring. With constant repositioning every two hours, these factors could be reduced or stopped all together.
Jeter, Kelly; Frazier, Courtney; and McDonell, Jimmy, "Pressure Ulcers" (2019). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 7.