Identifying Gaps, Barriers, and Solutions in Implementing Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs

This project identified 3 major barriers to pressure ulcer prevention program implementation: limitations in staff education and training, poor communication of at-risk status, and insufficient quality improvement evaluation of bedside practices. The study noted insufficient clarity for selecting and securing appropriate therapy surfaces. Guidelines were identified for addressing these barriers. 

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Jankowski I, Nadzam DM. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37(6):253-264.