Approach to Reducing Pressure Injuries in a Community Hospital ICU

Track: Evidence-based practice
Presenters: Amy Garrabrant, BSN, RN, PCCN, Theresa Ryan, MS, RN-BC

A community hospital ICU experienced an upward trend in pressure injuries during three consecutive prevalence surveys. Discover one new promising intervention, supported by research evidence: the use of foam dressings prophylactically on high-risk areas of the body to ward off breakdown.

Presenter Bios:
Garrabrant is a clinical nurse who developed and educated on trial of the new product and implemented the initiative being presented.

Ryan is clinical nurse manager of a 10-bed ICU.