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May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Two-person skin assessment builds a foundation for pressure injury prevention.
Takeaways:

Pressure injury (PI) care bundles help to reduce variations in care and improve outcomes.
PI care bundles should include risk assessment, support surface selection, patient turning, incontinence management, and nutrition.

By Catherine Spader, RN

An interview with Debra . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Acute-care settings present challenges for PI prevention, but solutions exist
By Jan Powers, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FCCM, and Corinne (Cori) Ames BSN, RN, CMSRN

Nurses are on the frontlines of pressure injury (PI) prevention, assessment, and management. Understanding PI risks and causes and having a firm . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Nursing care is key to pressure injury prevention.
Takeaways:

Support surfaces help reduce intense pressure
Turning is critical to reducing pressure duration

By Joyce Black PhD, RN, FAAN

Pressure injuries (PIs) are a serious complication of immobility, and they’re a nursing quality standard. Insurers no longer reimburse for PIs . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Pressure injury prevention requires an effective and sustainable program
By Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, FAAN

Pressure injuries (PIs) have presented a significant risk to patients and a clinical challenge to nurses and other clinicians since before nursing became a profession. The skin is the largest organ of the body . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Learn how support surfaces work to help prevent pressure injuries.
Takeaways:

More than pressure should be considered about when selecting a surface.
Selecting a support surface requires identification of specific patient needs.
Understanding support surface characteristics facilitates selection.

By Deborah Sidor, MSN, MSNA, NP, ACNS-BC, CCRN, and Mary Sieggreen . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Communication and research reduce OR-related pressure
By Catherine Spader, RN

An interview with Debra L. Fawcett, PhD, RN, director of infection prevention, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana. She has served as a panel member for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

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May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Throughout acute care—from the emergency department to the operating room and the critical-care unit—protecting patients’ skin from pressure injuries (PIs) can sometimes be low on the priority list when faced with immediate life-threatening situations. However, PIs can become life-threatening and most are avoidable when excellent . . .

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