LMC Skin Savers

Lankenau Medical Center (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)

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Project Topic

Pressure ulcer prevention

CSI Participants

Susan Kennedy, RN, CCRN
Carol McCardle, RN, CCRN, WCC
Kimberly Nolan, RN, BSN, CCRN
Lindsey Ross, RN, BSN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) reported in the critical care unit's monthly prevalence study 20 percent between 2013 and 2014
  2. To identify community-acquired pressure ulcers on admission and improve documentation by adhering to the Main Line Health documentation policy

Project Outcomes

  1. Increased staff engagement through the introduction of wound photography
  2. Enhanced pressure ulcer prevention initiatives through collaboration between CSI Academy team and dermal defense
  3. Reduced HAPU rates 14 percent from beginning to end of the project
  4. These outcomes resulted in a projected annual fiscal impact of $906,780.

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.

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