Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers: implementation of a turn-team nursing program.

@article{Hobbs2004ReducingTI,
  title={Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers: implementation of a turn-team nursing program.},
  author={Bradley K. Hobbs},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={
          46-51
        }
}
This study examined the effects a structured program designed to reduce pressure ulcers among patients in a midsized geriatric hospital. A select group of caregivers were organized into a "turn team that was responsible for preventive pressure ulcer care. Patient and staff data were collected during 6-month trial period. Subsequent analysis showed patient referrals to the staff enterostomal nurse and average length of stay, as well compensable musculoskeletal injuries among all staff declined… CONTINUE READING
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