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Progress & Challenges in Perioperative
Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention
Susan M. Scott, MSN, RN, WOC Nurse
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Identify the factors that increase the risk of perioperative pressure injuries in the surgical patient.
Describe the role of WOC nurses in creating strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the surgical population.
Develop a strategic plan to address factors in all phases of perioperative care.
Develop a clinical improvement strategy for reducing perioperative injuries in surgical patients by implementing a comprehensive Perioperative Pressure Injury Prevention Program (PPIPP).
Learn how to use tools to improve patient safety and strive toward the ultimate goal of zero patient harm.
The incidence of perioperative pressure injuries (PPI) over the past 5 years has increased (Chen, 2012). According to a 2014 publication from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the incident rate for pressure injuries attributed to the operating room ranges from 5% to 53.4% (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2014). As a result, substantial patient harm has been reported, leading to complications, disfigurement, disability and death. Despite published guidelines specific to the operating room (OR), significant gaps in knowledge, practice and research exist.
This free webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.