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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2014

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Implementing pressure ulcer prevention in a Welsh nursing home

Implementing pressure ulcer prevention in a Welsh nursing home
Wound Management

Pages: 38 - 48

Article topics: Nursing home, Pressure ulcers, SKIN bundle, Wound Care

Pressure ulcers represent expensive adverse events and are a significant cause of pain and distress to patients. This article examines a SKIN bundle approach that was implemented in a Welsh nursing home to assist in the prevention of pressure damage. An educational intervention specifically designed to aid implementation was put in place and a series of audits were performed to collect nursing team members’ knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention and occurrence. The authors outline how staff’s knowledge scores increased dramatically following education and how pressure ulcer prevalence subsequently remained low.