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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31820e11be
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Use of an Intervention Bundle to Eliminate Pressure Ulcers in Critical Care

Gray-Siracusa, Kathy PhD, RN, MBA, NEA-BC; Schrier, Linda BSN, RN, CCRN

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Abstract

Nursing staff chose to eliminate hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in their intensive care unit through implementation of an intervention bundle. A bundle of 7 interventions (pressure ulcer bundle, PUB) was developed through review of current evidence. After implementation, quarterly hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates decreased and continued to remain below 1% throughout the year, and the goal of no pressure ulcers was met for 2 months. The PUB interventions have potential for use in a variety of settings where there are bed-bound patients.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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