April/June 2021 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 : Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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April/June 2021 - Volume 36 - Issue 2
pp: 99-194,E24-E37

Innovations in Quality Improvement in Long-term Care

Creator: Tanner, Laurel MA; Rappl, Laurie DPM, CWS; Oberg, Craig PhD; Call, Evan MS, CSM-NRM
Duration: 2:25
Patient microclimate is a contributing risk factor for pressure injuries (PI). However, the acceptable range for microclimate is unknown, in part because the body adapts to changing conditions. Addressing microclimate, when coupled with an increasing awareness of the cumulative effect of individual patient risk factors, can help resolve the risk of PI by lowering the cumulative inputs to keep patients under the threshold for tissue damage. Learn more about this in the video and article.