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The VCU Pressure Ulcer Summit: Collaboration to Operationalize Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention Best Practice Recommendations

Brindle, C. Tod; Creehan, Sue; Black, Joyce; Zimmermann, Deb

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing: July/August 2015 - Volume 42 - Issue 4 - p 331–337
doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000151
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This executive summary reports outcomes of an interprofessional collaboration between experts in pressure ulcer prevention, bedside clinicians, regulatory agencies, quality improvement, informatics experts, and professional nursing organizations. The goal of the collaboration was to develop a framework to assist facilities to operationalize best practice recommendations to sustain organizational culture change in hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention, to develop a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer severity score, and to address topics related to the unavoidable pressure ulcer.

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, CWOCN, VCU Medical Center Wound Care Team, Richmond, Virginia.

Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, CWON, VCU Medical Center Wound Care Team, Richmond, Virginia.

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CPSN, CWCN, University of Nebraska School of Nursing, Omaha.

Deb Zimmermann, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Office, VCU Medical Center & ANCC Magnet Commission Chair, Richmond, Virginia.

Correspondence: C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, CWOCN, VCU Medical Center Wound Care Team, 1250 E Marshall St, Main Hospital 4th Floor, Ste 4-300, Richmond, VA 23298 (cbrindle@mcvh-vcu.edu).

The authors disclose no conflicts of interest.

© 2015 by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.