In 2015, the management team of Mary Lanning Healthcare, a 161 bed community hospital in Hastings, Nebraska, were faced with an over 18% hospital-acquired pressure injury prevalence combined with house-wide support surfaces that were
beyond therapeutic lifespan, and a recognized pressure ulcer prevention and treatment staffing knowledge deficit. They needed support to address these issues. They partnered with Hill-Rom’s Clinical Outcomes Manager who provided access to
needed education and staff training, a support surface evaluation and a tiered 2-year bed replacement plan.
In 2016, hospital-acquired pressure injury prevalence dropped by 77%, and there were no PI’s identified that were Stage 2 or greater. Staff were able to provide excellent evidence based care, the hospital has recently listed among the top 10% of
hospitals for patient safety and medical excellence in the state of Nebraska.
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