Preventing in-facility pressure ulcers as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.

@article{Sullivan2013PreventingIP,
  title={Preventing in-facility pressure ulcers as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.},
  author={Nancy Elizabeth Sullivan and Karen M Schoelles},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={158 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          410-6
        }
}
Complications from hospital-acquired pressure ulcers cause 60,000 deaths and significant morbidity annually in the United States. The objective of this systematic review is to review evidence regarding multicomponent strategies for preventing pressure ulcers and to examine the importance of contextual aspects of programs that aim to reduce facility-acquired pressure ulcers. CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PreMEDLINE were searched for articles published from 2000 to 2012… CONTINUE READING

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