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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000060

Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Quality Improvement Project Across 21 Hospitals

Crawford, Barbara MS, RN; Corbett, Nancy MHA, RN; Zuniga, Anita MSN, RN

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A quality improvement initiative across 21 hospitals incorporated a multidisciplinary approach, breakthrough collaborative methods, evidence-based improvement methods and care guidelines, front-line rapid improvement cycles, consistent process-of-care documentation, and real-time incidence data. Statistically significant decreases in both all-stage and stages III, IV, and unstageable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers rates have been sustained for 5 years.

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