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Improving practice: efforts to reduce occipital pressure ulcers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18562873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cervical collars are necessary to stabilize the cervical spine of trauma patients but are known to contribute to the development of occipital pressure ulcers. A quality improvement project that began on one nursing unit stimulated the development of evidence-based practice guidelines and a multidisciplinary research study. As a result, a standardized plan of care and cervical collar recommendations were implemented, resulting in a sharp decline in the incidence of occipital pressure ulcers.
Authors:
Therese M Jacobson; Ann N Tescher; Anne G Miers; Lisa Downer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing care quality     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1057-3631     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Care Qual     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-19     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200672     Medline TA:  J Nurs Care Qual     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
St Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, USA. jacobson.therese@mayo.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Braces / adverse effects*,  supply & distribution
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Equipment Design
Evidence-Based Medicine
Humans
Immobilization / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Incidence
Information Dissemination
Nurse Clinicians
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Evaluation Research
Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
Occipital Bone*
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Skin Care / methods,  nursing
Total Quality Management / organization & administration*
Trauma Centers

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