Elizabeth McInnes, Australian Catholic UniversityFollow
Griffith, W., Bucknall, T., Webster, J., McInnes, E., Banks, M., Wallis, M., Gillespie, B., Whitty, J., Thalib, L., Roberts, S. & Cullum, N. (2015). INTroducing A Care bundle To prevent pressure injury (INTACT) in at-risk patients: a protocol for a cluster randomised trial.. International Journal of Nursing Studies,52(11), 1659-1668. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.04.018
Background Pressure injuries are a significant clinical and economic issue, affecting both patients and the health care system. Many pressure injuries in hospitals are facility acquired, and are largely preventable. Despite growing evidence and directives for pressure injury prevention, implementation of preventative strategies is suboptimal, and pressure injuries remain a serious problem in hospitals. Objectives This study will test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a patient-centred pressure injury prevention care bundle on the development of hospital acquired pressure injury in at-risk patients.