Accountability for Continued Education: A Legislative Issue on an increase in pressure ulcers in hospitals.

This is an independent activity which requires submission of a scholarly paper, according to the instructions below. The scholarly paper will be graded based on the Evaluation of Undergraduate Scholarly Paper rubric, which is included in this syllabus. Scholarly Paper: Using the PICOT process, analyze a current nursing practice-related legislative issue and present it in a scholarly paper. The legislative issue will be of your own choosing. The scholarly paper should be typed, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman using APA format, and limited to 6 pages including title and reference pages. Support your position with references from at least two peer reviewed journal reference articles.

 

 

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Introduction
One of the primary reasons people go tohospitals atall is always so they can access an environment suitable enough to facilitate healing. As long as the hospital environment does not increase the chances that an individual recoversfrom a particular health issue, then it would be ineffective in its mandate to the patients. Nonetheless, research indicates that more than 2.5 billion Americans have experienced some form of pressure ulcersduring their stay in healthcare facilities (Berlowitz et al., 2012).

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