Preventing Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Using Data to Guide Statewide Change.
Apold, Julie MA; Rydrych, Diane MA
Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
27(1):28-34, January/March 2012.
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Data collected through Minnesota's mandatory statewide reporting system indicate that prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers continues to be a challenge, particularly for patients who require the use of stabilization collars or other immobilizers, respiratory equipment, orthotics, and tubing. This article describes the process of identifying a pattern of device-related pressure ulcers through statewide pressure ulcer reports and developing a set of recommendations for prevention.
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