Identifying gaps, barriers, and solutions in implementing pressure ulcer prevention programs.

@article{Jankowski2011IdentifyingGB,
  title={Identifying gaps, barriers, and solutions in implementing pressure ulcer prevention programs.},
  author={Irene M Jankowski and Deborah Morris Nadzam},
  journal={Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={
          253-64
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients continue to suffer from pressure ulcers (PUs), despite implementation of evidence-based pressure ulcer (PU) prevention protocols. In 2009, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Hill-Rom created the Nurse Safety Scholar-in-Residence (nurse scholar) program to foster the professional development of expert nurse clinicians to become translators of evidence into practice. The first nurse scholar activity has focused on PU prevention. Four hospitals with established PU programs… CONTINUE READING
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