Project to reduce pressure injuries in 49 long term care communities


A review of literature from 2000 through 2011, reported that the incidence of pressure injuries (PrI) among U.S. residents in long term care ranged from 3.6% to 59%.Research from the past 5 years has revealed a reduction in incidence rates (1.9% to 5%). The project addressed both wound management and pressure injury prevention. The purpose of this poster is to share results from the pressure injury prevention project for residents in 49 long term care communities.