Identifying Gaps, Barriers, and Solutions in Implementing Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs
Jankowski I, et al. | Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety | 2011

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. 

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Jankowski I, Nadzam DM. Identifying Gaps, Barriers, and Solutions in Implementing Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011; 37(6):253-264.