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Development and Pilot Testing of a Patient-Participatory Pressure Ulcer Prevention Care Bundle

Gillespie, Brigid M. PhD, RN; Chaboyer, Wendy PhD, RN; Sykes, Mark MBus, BPsych (Hons); O'Brien, Jennifer BN, RN; Brandis, Susan B Bus (Health Admin), B Occ Thy

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182a71d43

This study developed and piloted a patient-centered pressure ulcer prevention care bundle for adult hospitalized patients to promote patient participation in prevention. The care bundle had 3 core messages: (1) keep moving, (2) care for your skin, and (3) ensure a good diet. A brief video, combined brochure/checklist, and poster were developed as training resources. Patient evaluation identified benefits of the care bundle; however, the combined checklist/brochure was rarely used.

NHMRC Research Centre for Excellence in Nursing Interventions, Research Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus (Drs Gillespie and Chaboyer and Mr Sykes), Robina Hospital, Gold Coast Health & Hospital Service, Robina (Ms O'Brien), and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Gold Coast (Ms Brandis), Queensland, Australia.

Correspondence: Brigid M. Gillespie, PhD, RN, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing Interventions (NCREN), Research Centre for Health Practice Innovation Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland 4222, Australia (

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Accepted for publication: July 29, 2013.

Published online before print: September 18, 2013

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