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Development of a Pressure Ulcer Trigger Tool for the Neonatal Population.
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PMID:  22948496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A large Midwest level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit located in a 500-bed teaching hospital implemented quarterly skin prevalence surveys to monitor prevalence of altered skin integrity including pressure ulcers, diaper dermatitis (incontinence-associated dermatitis), and skin damage as a result of intravenous therapy, adhesive, or medical devices. Pressure ulcer prevalence varied from 0% to 1% per quarter, and no pressure ulcer risk assessment tool was regularly implemented. Therefore, a working group was formed to identify a risk assessment in place. The Iowa Model for Evidence-Based Practice was used to guide the project. A literature review was completed to identify validated instruments, but available tools were judged lengthy for routine clinical use. Therefore, we developed a short trigger tool comprising 3 questions to identify infants at risk for pressure ulcer development.
Bette Schumacher; Mary Askew; Kathy Otten
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-3976     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Bette Schumacher, MS, RN, CPN, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mary Askew, BSN, RN, CWON, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis. Kathy Otten, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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