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Using Conformational Positioning to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

Brennan, Mary R. MBA, RN, CWON; Laconti, Donna BSN, RN, CCRN; Gilchrist, Renee BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182a79ca9

Prevention of pressure ulcers is an ongoing concern. This article reports on the evaluation and usage of a new positioning device that adapts to the contours of the body and led to a decrease in the incidence of nosocomial pressure ulcers in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit.

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York.

Correspondence: Mary R. Brennan, MBA, RN, CWON, Wound and Ostomy Care, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr, Manhasset, NY 11030 (

The authors thank Monica Latayan, DNP, RN, NP, for her assistance with this manuscript.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Published ahead of print: August 30, 2013

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