The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a pressure injury prevention care bundle.
Prospective interventional study.
SUBJECTS AND SETTING:
Participants were 13 nurses and 104 patients cared for in the intensive care unit for at least 24 hours in a university hospital in Ankara, Turkey.
The study was conducted in 2 stages: the pre-care and post-care bundle stages. In the pre-care bundle stage, the pressure injury incidence of the patients was followed by the nurses. At the end of the third month, the researcher held a 1-day training program for the nurses about the care bundle use to promote correct implementation. In the post-care bundle stage, the nurses provided care according to the bundle. Compliance with the care bundle was assessed. Pressure injury incidence rates in the pre- and post-care bundle stages were compared.
The incidence of stage 1 pressure injury was 15.11 (1000 patient-days) in the pre-care bundle stage and 6.79 (1000 patient-days) in the post-care bundle stage; this reduction was not statistically significant.
A pressure injury prevention bundle was implemented in an intensive care unit, resulting in a decline in stage 1 pressure injuries.