Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in nursing home residents: a prospective 6-year evaluation.

@article{Tippet2009ReducingTI,
  title={Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in nursing home residents: a prospective 6-year evaluation.},
  author={Aletha W Tippet},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 11},
  pages={52-8}
}
Despite numerous clinical efforts and regulatory mandates to reduce occurrence, pressure ulcers (PUs) continue to plague up to one fourth of patients in healthcare facilities. In 2003, staff and administrators of a 151-bed skilled nursing facility in the Midwest started a quality improvement project based on 1992 Agency for Health Care Policy and Research guidelines to reduce the incidence of facility-acquired PUs. Pre-initiative PU data collection suggested a 12% to 25% PU prevalence rate with… CONTINUE READING

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