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.