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Get Off My Back! (please...)

Author(s): Lauren Hayes, BSN, RN, CCRN, Alessia Rossillo, BSN, RN, Marymarion Trindle, MSN, RN, Erica Zabala, BSN, RN

CERP A 0.30

Expires Jun 06, 2027

Topics: Patient Safety, Skin/Wound Care

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

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This activity will be recognized for Synergy CERPs hours for the education presented.

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Activity Summary

CSI team identified the most vulnerable population as patients who are post-surgery, severely hemodynamically unstable and receiving extracorporeal support. Next, we focused on team-building and engagement, identifying interventions to prevent HAPIs and developing education to share with staff at our kickoff event. The CSI team created a protocol that required staff to place a silicone-based gel pad on each patient’s bed either prior to surgery or post-supportive device placement. The incidence of HAPI decreased from 7 to zero throughout the project.


  • Discuss key concepts of a direct care nurse unit change project
  • Apply tools and methods shared in their own unit

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