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

Preventing device-related pressure ulcers: using data to guide statewide change.

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Patient Safety, Minnesota Hospital Association, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.

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.

PMID:
21826028
DOI:
10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31822b1fd9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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