The VCU Pressure Ulcer Summit: Collaboration to Operationalize Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention Best Practice Recommendations

C. Tod Brindle, Sue Creehan, Joyce Black, Deb Zimmermann

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Abstract

This executive summary reports outcomes of an interprofessional collaboration between experts in pressure ulcer prevention, bedside clinicians, regulatory agencies, quality improvement, informatics experts, and professional nursing organizations. The goal of the collaboration was to develop a framework to assist facilities to operationalize best practice recommendations to sustain organizational culture change in hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention, to develop a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer severity score, and to address topics related to the unavoidable pressure ulcer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2015

Keywords

  • Best practice
  • Culture
  • Framework
  • HAPU
  • Organization
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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