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Critical Care Nursing Quarterly:
doi: 10.1097/01.CNQ.0000314474.79624.f2
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Implementing Evidence‐Based Practice to Prevent Skin Breakdown

Dibsie, Laura G. MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS

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Abstract

Hospital-acquired skin breakdown is closely associated with the quality of care, specifically nursing care, within a hospital. A multisite academic medical center, attempting to change practice following 2 significant episodes of reportable skin breakdown, mobilized resources to impact change. As a result of organization-wide nursing activities and implementation of an evidence-based practice protocol, improvement in prevalence data results indicates success.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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