Pressure injury prevention success in a regional hospital

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Hunter, Michelle, Kelly, Jennifer, Stanley, Norma, Stilley, Amy and Anderson, Lynn. 2014. "Pressure injury prevention success in a regional hospital." Contemporary Nurse. 49 (1), pp. 75-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2014.11081956
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Pressure injury prevention success in a regional hospital

ERA Journal ID40054
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHunter, Michelle (Author), Kelly, Jennifer (Author), Stanley, Norma (Author), Stilley, Amy (Author) and Anderson, Lynn (Author)
Journal TitleContemporary Nurse
Journal Citation49 (1), pp. 75-82
Number of Pages8
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationMaleny, Australia
ISSN1037-6178
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2014.11081956
Abstract

Background: This paper describes quality improvement strategies implemented following the identification of a significantly high prevalence rate and severity of pressure injuries in a regional health care facility in a large health district in Queensland, Australia.
Aim: The aim of this paper is to inform health professionals of processes employed to reduce the incidence and financial burden of pressure injuries following the detection of rates that were significantly above the State average.
Method: An audit of pressure injury prevalence data was conducted on a single day throughout a regional hospital. Prevalence data was compared to State averages and hospital strategies used to prevent injuries were examined. Findings: Audit reports for this acute setting revealed that despite best practice guidelines, prevalence was a major concern. Lack of accountability, poor documentation, limited education and knowledge of risk assessment and prevention were central to the need to implement quality improvement processes.
Conclusion: This paper outlines the results associated with implementing quality measures to reduce the prevalence of pressure injuries. Following an audit of pressure injury prevalence data, strategies were implemented to reduce noteworthy rates. Employing specific techniques can result in significantly decreasing hospital acquired pressure injuries in health care settings throughout the world.

Keywordsdocumentation; hospital acquired pressure injury; incidence; prevention; sustainability
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420605. Preventative health care
420299. Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
350715. Quality management
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Health, Queensland
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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