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Preventing pressure injury in nursing homes: developing a care bundle using the Behaviour Change Wheel
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    • Mashonna T Lockhart, Nursing Student University of The Bahamas
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      • Terry J Campbell, Professor

    I am writing in response to the article “Preventing pressure injury in nursing homes: developing a care bundle using the Behaviour Change Wheel” published on June 3rd, 2019, in Volume 9 Issue 6 on BJM Open.

    This study sought to implement a care bundle for nursing care settings’ usage in relation to the deduction in prevalence of pressure injuries. The study sought to identify pressure injury practices that are evidenced based and would reduce negative outcomes in the nursing home setting. This topic is personal to me, and I am an advocate for preventing pressure injuries in all clinical care settings. Pressure injuries have become a global problem resulting in decreased quality of life and high costs for both patient and the health care system. I applaud the authors for raising awareness of pressure injuries and the role of nursing care staff in its prevention.

    Despite the many causative factors of pressure injuries, the study seemed to only focus on the behavior of nursing home staff. I do believe that patient’s behavior also plays a role in in the prevention and acquisition of pressure injuries. Encouraging the patient in the participation of their care may improve patient outcomes (Mcinnes, et al., 2014). In collaboration with the nurse the patient can assist by helping to take care of their bodies in their own capacity and voicing their concerns. The authors may perhaps in the future delve into why there is a lack of knowledge about patients’ acuities on...

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