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Pressure ulcers and nutritional support: a partnership to improve patient outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19707154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prevention of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients represents a challenge with great financial impact for hospitals and serious consequences for patients. A partnership composed of dieticians and nurses was assembled to identify best practices for providing nutritional support and intervention to patients at risk for pressure ulcers. This article describes the process, outcomes, recommendations, and lessons learned by the pressure ulcer/nutrition work group.
Roseann Barrett; Virginia Tuttle; Elizabeth Whalen; Carolyn Gatchell; Amy Dawe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing care quality     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1550-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Care Qual     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200672     Medline TA:  J Nurs Care Qual     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-50     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Dietary Services / methods*
Evidence-Based Nursing
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Nursing Staff, Hospital*
Nutritional Support / methods,  nursing*,  standards
Patient Care Team*
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology,  nursing*,  prevention & control
Quality of Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Risk Factors

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