Risk Factors for Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury in Adult Critical Care Patients

Author(s): Phillip Kim, MD, MBA, Vamsi K. Aribindi, MD, Amy Shui, MA, Sharvari S. Deshpande, MS, Sachin Rangarajan, MTM, Kaelan Schorger, BS, J. Matthew, Aldrich, MD, and Hanmin Lee, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jan 03, 2024

Topics: Research, Skin/Wound Care

Population: Adult

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

A model that identified risk factors for hospital-acquired pressure injury among adult critical care patients was developed and validated using a large data set of clinical variables. This model may aid in selecting high-risk patients for focused interventions to prevent formation of hospital-acquired pressure injuries.


  • -Develop and validate a model to identify risk factors associated with hospital-acquired pressure injuries in adult critical care patients.
  • Develop a risk assessment scale that outperforms the Braden Scale score.
  • Perform sensitivity analysis of the model to analysis specific clinical variables in detail.

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