A nurse-led approach to preventing pressure ulcers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yap, TL; Kennerly, SM

Published Date

  • May 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 106 - 110

PubMed ID

  • 21675395

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2048-7940

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-4807

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2011.tb00074.x


  • eng