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Decreasing pressure ulcers across a healthcare system: moving beneath the tip of the iceberg.
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PMID:  21266887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The authors describe a pressure ulcer prevention program implemented across a large healthcare system in Minnesota. An interprofessional team of representatives from 10 hospitals developed a bundle of interventions directed at measurement standardization, provider education, patient/family education and point-of-care resources for providers, timely nutritional assessment, and a novel Skin Day event intended to increase awareness. The number of pressure ulcers reported to the State of Minnesota decreased 33% after implementation of the program with a potential cost savings of up to $430,000.
Sue Sendelbach; Mary Zink; Jane Peterson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nursing administration     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1539-0721     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Adm     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1263116     Medline TA:  J Nurs Adm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Authors' Affiliations: Director of Nursing Research (Dr Sendelbach), Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Certified Wound-Ostomy-Continence Nurse (Ms Zink), Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minnesota; Director of Patient Care (Ms Peterson), River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, Wisconsin.
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