FeatureA Nurse-Led Approach to Preventing Pressure UlcersYap, Tracey L. PhD RN1; Kennerly, Susan M. PhD RN2 Author Information Assistant Professor and Deputy Director Associate Professor 1Tracey L. Yap, PhD RN, is an assistant professor and deputy director of nursing at the NIOSH Educational Research Center at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. 2Susan M. Kennerly, PhD RN, is an associate professor at College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal: May 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p 106-110 doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2011.tb00074.x Buy Metrics Abstract This article discusses a nurse-led multidisciplinary approach that care providers can use to reduce pressure ulcers (PUs) within their organizations. Given the current understanding of PU etiology and prevention, evidence-based prevention protocols and pressure-relief strategies serve as critical foundational principles that must be applied to significantly influence PU prevalence and incidence. Because nursing plays an important role in rehabilitation facility management, nurses' expertise, leadership, and knowledge make nursing the most appropriate discipline to design protocols, implement innovative solutions, and lead the charge for PU prevention. © 2011 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.