Got Skin? Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Austin, Texas)

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Project Topic

Prevention of pressure ulcers

CSI Participants

Roxy Cantu, RN
Jennifer Knox, RN, BSN, CCRN
Kelly Shultz, RN, BSN
Amy Silva, RN, BSN
Monica Wilson, RN, BSN, CCRN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To decrease the incidence of device-related pressure ulcers (PUs) in the PICU
  2. To increase staff compliance with patient skin care
  3. To increase patient/family satisfaction
  4. To promote family involvement in measures that help reduce device-related PUs and PUs in general

Project Outcomes

  1. Decreased incidence of PUs 80 percent
  2. Eliminated stage 3 or greater PUs
  3. Reduced incidence of device-related PUs to zero
  4. These outcomes resulted in a projected annual fiscal impact of $518,160.

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The AACN CSI Academy program supports change projects based on quality improvement methods. Although CSI teams seek to ensure linkage between their project and clinical/fiscal outcomes, data cannot be solely attributed to the project and are estimations of impact.