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A nurse-led approach to preventing pressure ulcers.
Rehabil Nurs 2011 May-Jun; 36(3):106-110
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.
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
Issue of Publication
University of Cincinnati
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division