You are here

Evaluation of a Prevention Protocol of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries

Title: An Evaluation of a Prevention Protocol of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries.
152 views
31 downloads
Name(s): Davis, Sandy Lee, author
Craig-Rodriguez, Alicia, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Research Report
Date Issued: 2020-04-25
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: AbstractThis project aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse-driven prevention protocol to decrease the number of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in hospitalized patients who participated in a hospital-wide prevalence study. Four time points during 2018 and 2019 were used to determine the incidence of pressure injury development. Two of the time points were prior to implementation of a skin prevention protocol and the other two time points were after implementation. Prevalence data was collected over a thirteen-month period and included timepoints prior to and after the implementation of the pressure injury prevention protocol. A total of 1,812 patients were assessed during the pre and post intervention period. Twenty-three pressure injuries were identified on hospitalized patients during the prevalence studies conducted prior to implementation of the skin prevention protocol, and seven pressure injuries were found during prevalence after the protocol was implemented. Pressure injury incidence per 100 patients was 2.59 prior to the intervention, and 0.87 per 100 patients post-interventionResults demonstrated that implementation of a skin prevention protocol did decrease the number of pressure injuries developed during hospitalization.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1587827946_62b600f4 (IID)
Keywords: Pressure Injury
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1587827946_62b600f4
Host Institution: FSU

Choose the citation style.
Davis, S. L., & Craig-Rodriguez, A. (2020). An Evaluation of a Prevention Protocol of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1587827946_62b600f4