Factors Contributing to Pressure Ulcer among admitted patients in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital in Moroto District.

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Globally, world stop pressure ulcer day showed nearly 70, 000 who were affected by pressure ulcer yearly, between 4% and 6% of the patients in acute setting were more than 5% to 10% of patients in non acute setting had pressure ulcer. The study was focused on factors contributing to pressure ulcer among admitted patients in Moroto Regional Referral hospital in Moroto. This was a cross-sectional study design and quantitative in nature, this was selected due to its rapidity in data collection. Results showed that majority of respondents 19 (47.5%) were of age between 31-40 years old. 23 (57.5%) were female while only 17 (42.5%) were male, most of the respondents 15 (38%) adequately observed malnutrition that would predispose these patients pressure ulcer development. Also 23 (57.5%) of Nurses reported that they had pressure relieving devices in their health care setting and were more likely to demonstrate pressure ulcer prevention practices. Conclusively, the preventive, measures to prevent pressure ulcer as reported by respondents included; Health education of the patient and family, repositioning, assessment, use of reliving devices, proper bladder and urine care, the researcher therefore recommended the following measures; Peri-operative administration, monitoring and patients assessment, to improve pressure ulcer among admitted patients.
A Research Report Submitted to Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Diploma In Nursing
Pressure Ulcer, Admitted Patients, Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, Moroto District