Decreasing Tracheostomy Associated Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries in Critical Care and Step-Down Units
Seon Lewis-Holman, DNP, ACNS-BC, Nursing Education Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health System, New York, New York, USA; Julie A. Rivera, MSN, RN-BC, CWOCN, Nursing Education and Professional Development, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, Bronx, New York, USA; Erin M. Donohoe, BSN, RN, WOCN, Nursing Education, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, USA; Renee Murray-Bachmann, EdD, CDN, RN, CDE, CPT, NEPD, Northwell Health System- Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, USA
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The purpose of this evidence-based practice initiative was to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries related to a tracheostomy in critical care and step-down units. Pre-EBP initiative, there were 8 tracheostomy-associated HAPIs from 1/2016-12/2016 and 3 post initiative from 1/2017-11/2017, demonstrating a 62.5% decrease in tracheostomy-associated HAPIs.
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Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries;
Preventing Tracheostomy Associated Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries
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