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Nurs Clin North Am. 2014 Mar;49(1):61-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2013.11.003.

Reducing skin breakdown in patients receiving extracorporeal membranous oxygenation.

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1
Nursing Professional Practice, Medical Center, University of Kentucky Chandler, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA. Electronic address: lclem2@email.uky.edu.
2
Quality and Safety Department, Medical Center, University of Kentucky Chandler, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.
3
Nursing Professional Practice, Medical Center, University of Kentucky Chandler, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.

Abstract

This article describes three strategies a cardiovascular-thoracic intensive care unit implemented to decrease the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in patients on extracorporeal membranous oxygenation support. These strategies include increased staff awareness of physiologic factors placing a critically ill patient on extracorporeal support at increased risk for development of pressure ulcers, development of a turning guideline and a skin care bundle, and use of coaching by a clinical nurse specialist to promote pressure ulcer prevention.

KEYWORDS:

Critically ill surgical patients; Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation; Mechanical circulatory support; Nurse sensitive indicator; Pressure ulcers

PMID:
24485187
DOI:
10.1016/j.cnur.2013.11.003
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