Up to 45% of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers/injuries occur in the surgical population and the numbers for ICU are at a 10% average.1,2 Interventions to reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers/injuries are readily available. However, implementing a comprehensive prevention program that becomes part of the culture can be an arduous endeavor. Please join us to learn how two clinicians lead respective teams to implement protocols and processes to drive pressure ulcer/injury reduction, lower costs and establish the practice as part of their culture.
Molly Sammon will discuss risk factors identified among patients at the Heart and Vascular Institute; interventions to reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers/injuries and associated costs; and share their practices for a culture of pressure ulcer/injury prevention. Peggy O’Harra will share practices and results from a comprehensive pressure ulcer/injury prevention plan for the OR/ICU and how that plan was implemented throughout an eight-hospital system.