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Special Report: Pressure injuries...Prevention across the acute-care continuum

Critical care of the skin

Two-person skin assessment builds a foundation for pressure injury prevention. Takeaways: Pressure injury (PI) care bundles help to reduce variations in care and improve outcomes. ...

Take action to solve causes of pressure injuries

Acute-care settings present challenges for PI prevention, but solutions exist By Jan Powers, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FCCM, and Corinne (Cori) Ames BSN, RN,...

Take three steps forward to prevent pressure injury in medical-surgical patients

Nursing care is key to pressure injury prevention. Takeaways: Support surfaces help reduce intense pressure Turning is critical to reducing pressure duration By Joyce Black PhD,...

Introduction to pressure injuries: Prevention across the acute-care continuum

Pressure injury prevention requires an effective and sustainable program By Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, FAAN Pressure injuries (PIs) have presented a significant risk to patients...

Navigating the maze of support surfaces

Learn how support surfaces work to help prevent pressure injuries. Takeaways: More than pressure should be considered about when selecting a surface. Selecting a support...

Collaboration improves pressure injury prevention

Communication and research reduce OR-related pressure By Catherine Spader, RN An interview with Debra L. Fawcett, PhD, RN, director of infection prevention, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana....

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