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Under pressure: preventing pressure ulcers in critically ill infants. J Spec Pediatr Nurs 2013 Oct;18(4):329-41



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2-s2.0-84885079483   17 Citations


PURPOSE: To determine whether a pressure ulcer prevention bundle was associated with a significant reduction in pressure ulcer development in infants in the pediatric intensive care unit.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Quasi-experimental design involving 399 infants 0 to 3 months of age at a large tertiary care medical center.

RESULTS: The implementation of the care bundle was associated with a significant drop in pressure ulcer incidence from 18.8 to 6.8%.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Pressure ulcers can be prevented in the most vulnerable patients with the consistent implementation of evidence-based interventions and system supports to assist nurses with the change in practice.

Author List

Schindler CA, Mikhailov TA, Cashin SE, Malin S, Christensen M, Winters JM


Theresa A. Mikhailov MD, PhD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Christine Schindler Ph.D., RN, CPNP, AC/PC Nurse Practitioner in the Nursing department at Marquette University

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Academic Medical Centers
Case-Control Studies
Critical Illness
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
Length of Stay
Nurse's Role
Patient Care Team
Patient Positioning
Pressure Ulcer
Primary Prevention
Program Evaluation
Reference Values
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Skin Care
Treatment Outcome
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