Prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers requires the implementation of evidence-based interventions. A quality improvement project was conducted to provide nurses with data on the frequency with which pressure ulcer prevention interventions were performed as measured by documentation. Documentation reports provided feedback to stakeholders, triggering reminders and reeducation. Intervention reports and modifications to the documentation system were effective both in increasing the documentation of pressure ulcer prevention interventions and in decreasing the number of avoidable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
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Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Correspondence: Therese M. Jacobson, DNP, APRN, CNS, CWOCN, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (Jacobson.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Accepted for publication: December 19, 2015
Published ahead of print: February 9, 2016