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A nurse-led approach to preventing pressure ulcers.

Authors
Yap-TL; Kennerly-SM
Source
Rehabil Nurs 2011 May-Jun; 36(3):106-110
NIOSHTIC No.
20038847
Abstract
This article discusses a nurse-led multidisciplinary approach that care providers can use to reduce pressure ulcers (PUs) within their organizations. Given the current understanding of PU etiology and prevention, evidence-based prevention protocols and pressure-relief strategies serve as critical foundational principles that must be applied to significantly influence PU prevalence and incidence. Because nursing plays an important role in rehabilitation facility management, nurses' expertise, leadership, and knowledge make nursing the most appropriate discipline to design protocols, implement innovative solutions, and lead the charge for PU prevention.
Keywords
Biological-factors; Health-care; Health-hazards; Health-services; Medical-care; Medical-services; Medical-treatment; Nursing; Safety-measures; Author Keywords: leadership; multidisciplinary; nursing role; organizational culture; pressure ulcer
Publication Date
20110501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tracey.yap@uc.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008432
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0278-4807
Source Name
Rehabilitation Nursing
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati
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