Pressure injuries are one of the most frequently occurring, painful, costly yet preventable adverse events in hospitals. Intensive care patients have major risk factors in developing pressure injuries including immobility, poor perfusion, and vasopressor medication infusions. Multi-faceted interventions, also known as programs or care bundles, are recommended to prevent pressure injuries. However, clinicians often face the challenge of not knowing how to implement these programs or care bundles. In this lecture, we discuss current research evidence on the interventions and implementation strategies on pressure injury prevention in intensive care patients.
Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: