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J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Oct;18(4):329-41. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12043. Epub 2013 Jul 30.

Under pressure: preventing pressure ulcers in critically ill infants.

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Division of Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine whether a pressure ulcer prevention bundle was associated with a significant reduction in pressure ulcer development in infants in the pediatric intensive care unit.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

Quasi-experimental design involving 399 infants 0 to 3 months of age at a large tertiary care medical center.

RESULTS:

The implementation of the care bundle was associated with a significant drop in pressure ulcer incidence from 18.8 to 6.8%.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Pressure ulcers can be prevented in the most vulnerable patients with the consistent implementation of evidence-based interventions and system supports to assist nurses with the change in practice.

KEYWORDS:

Pediatric; pressure ulcer; prevention

PMID:
24094128
DOI:
10.1111/jspn.12043
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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