In order to account for every possible variable, the research plan should randomly place participants in treatment groups or controls and then measure pressure ulcer incidence between these two groups over the course of a period of 2 months. The data collected during this procedure should be analysed using statistical methods such as chi-square and logistic regression to allow for a more accurate interpretation of the results.

Ultimately this research would help determine the efficacy of this intervention in reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers during extended stays—which could then be used to inform future practice guidelines or update existing ones accordingly. It would also allow the healthcare provider to improve their patient’s care by improving prevention, outcomes, and efficiency.