Reducing the incidence of pressure injuries in adult ICU patients at McAllen Medical Center with the implementation of a pressure injury prevention bundle: A quality improvement project
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2020-09-03T18:12:17Z
Author(s)Cruz, Cheryl P.
Author DetailsCheryl P. Cruz, MAN, RN, DNP(c)
Lead Author Sigma AffliationAlpha Alpha Alpha
Lead Author AffliationUniversity of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, Florida, USA
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceQuality Improvement
Research ApproachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practice
KeywordsPressure Injuries; Pressure Injuries Prevention; Intensive Care Units; ICU; Adult Patients; Pressure Ulcers
Pressure injuries (PIs) are a significant healthcare problem globally. Adult patients in the intensive care setting are especially vulnerable to the development of PIs given the acuity of their diagnoses requiring extensive treatments, procedures, and the use of multiple medical devices... The reduction in the incidence of PIs with the implementation of a pressure injury preventive bundle in adult ICU patients was not statistically significant. However, the reduction indicated a clinically meaningful improvement in pressure injury outcomes two months after implementing the bundle.
Degree GrantorUniversity of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
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