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. Jan-Mar 2012;27(1):28-34.
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31822b1fd9.

Preventing Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Using Data to Guide Statewide Change

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Preventing Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Using Data to Guide Statewide Change

Julie Apold et al. J Nurs Care Qual. .

Abstract

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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