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Special Report: Pressure injuries...Prevention across the acute-care continuum

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Critical care of the skin

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,...

Take action to solve causes of pressure injuries

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,...
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Take three steps forward to prevent pressure injury in medical-surgical patients

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,...
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Introduction to pressure injuries: Prevention across the acute-care continuum

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...
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Navigating the maze of support surfaces

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...
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Collaboration improves pressure injury prevention

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...