A short-term quality improvement initiative at Nebraska Medicine quickly reduced the incidence of facial pressure injuries and led to institution-wide adoption of different types of noninvasive oxygen delivery devices.
Tag: Pressure injury
Preventing Pressure Injuries Among ICU Patients With COVID-19 Requires Extra Vigilance
Patients who are critically ill with COVID-19 are at exceptionally high risk for developing healthcare-associated pressure injuries, especially those related to medical devices, and clinicians must consider additional factors beyond those assessed with common classification tools.
Transition to ENFit Connectors Presents Opportunity to Review Feeding Tube Protocols
Variations in practice and outdated protocols related to nasogastric feeding tubes can impact patient safety and lead to complications. U.S. healthcare organizations are currently transitioning to a new type of connectors, which provides an opportune time to review feeding tube insertion and care processes.
Preventing pressure injuries
A team of researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Case School of Engineering and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is developing a blood-test device as an early warning system to help prevent pressure injuries.
Informatics Approach Helps Reveal Risk Factors for Pressure Injuries
Researchers used informatics to examine 5,000+ patient records and five years of data related to nursing skin assessments and hospital-acquired pressure injuries. The results underscore the importance of treating and monitoring irritated skin early and eliminating the cause as an important step to prevent pressure injuries.