Eliminating Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers at Ascension Health

Data were collected on pressure ulcer incidence in 67 acute care facilities using the SKIN bundle. Pressure ulcer incidence decreased from >2% to <1% over a 14-month period, and no new stage III/IV facility-acquired pressure ulcers developed from August 2004 through February 2006. 

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Gibbons W, Shanks HT, Kleinhetler P, et al. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; 2006:32(9):488-496.