Preventing Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Using Data to Guide Statewide ChangeApold, Julie MA; Rydrych, Diane MAJournal of Nursing Care Quality: January/March 2012 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 28–34 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31822b1fd9 Articles Abstract Author Information Data collected through Minnesota's mandatory statewide reporting system indicate that prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers continues to be a challenge, particularly for patients who require the use of stabilization collars or other immobilizers, respiratory equipment, orthotics, and tubing. This article describes the process of identifying a pattern of device-related pressure ulcers through statewide pressure ulcer reports and developing a set of recommendations for prevention. Patient Safety, Minnesota Hospital Association (Ms Apold); and Division of Health Policy, Department of Health (Ms Rydrych), St Paul, Minnesota. Correspondence: Diane Rydrych, 85 E 7th Place, Ste 220, St Paul, MN, 55164 (Diane.email@example.com). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Accepted for publication: July 1, 2011. Published online before print: August 5, 2011. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.