Hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) contribute to longer length of stay, poor clinical outcomes and increased healthcare costs.
A literature review showed that the implementation of visual cues to identify patients who require assistance with mobility and positioning in addition to the implementation of scheduled turn teams could have a positive health impact for the patients at RGH and reduce HAPIs incidence. Research suggests that educating unlicensed staff to recognize patient Braden Scale scores and to provide daily care based on risk factors for skin breakdown may lead to improved clinical outcomes.
Christopher, Erin; Prochaska, Mary; Pierre, Luna; Santucci, Lindsay; Van Ryn, Kenny; and Santiago, Francheska, "Re-Evaluating Mobilization Practices and Their Impact on HAPIs" (2023). Nursing Research and EBP Day 2023. 16.