Reducing Pressure Injuries in Critically Ill Patients by Using a Patient Skin Integrity

Author(s): Fiona Coyer, Anne Gardner, Anna Doubrovsky, Rae Cole, Frances Mary Ryan, Craig Allen, Greg McNamara

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires May 01, 2019

Topics: Research, Skin/Wound Care

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

To test an interventional patient skin integrity bundle, the InSPiRE protocol, for reducing pressure injuries in critically ill patients in an Australian adult intensive care unit.


  • Identify the need for clinical assessment of patients’ skin on admission.
  • Discern strategies to prevent pressure injuries.
  • Discuss successful implementation of protocols to prevent pressure injuries.

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