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Can the use of an early mobility program reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in a surgical critical care unit?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23221449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: The specific aim of the study was to determine whether the implementation of an early standardized process for mobility could reduce or eliminate the development of PUs in a surgical intensive care unit.
METHODS: Patient data were collected pre- and postimplementation of the early mobility protocol.
RESULTS: The mobility compliance for patients postimplementation was 71.30% (SD = 12.73), with a range of 25% to 100%. A χ² test for independence (with Yates continuity correction) indicated a significant association between unit-acquired PUs and the pre- and postimplementation mobility groups (χ²(1,1051) = 6.86, P = .009). Specifically, patients in the intervention group had significantly more unit-acquired PUs than the control group. No significant differences were identified between the 2 groups.
IMPLICATIONS/CONCLUSIONS: Despite implementation of the early mobility protocol, we did not see an improvement in the PU rate overall or with time as protocol compliance improved.
Authors:
Sharon Dickinson; Dana Tschannen; Leah L Shever
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing quarterly     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-5111     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  2013-12-02     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704517     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-40     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Analysis of Variance
Clinical Protocols
Early Ambulation* / methods
Female
Humans
Incidence
Intensive Care Units
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Evaluation Research
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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