Implementation impact: Improved clinical outcomes related to pressure ulcers

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This Evidence Booster examines the impact of implementing RNAO’s Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (2011) best practice guideline (BPG) in a pediatric hospital in Santiago, Chile.

Hospital de Niños Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna demonstrated an increase in the percentage of persons identified as “at risk for pressure ulcer” who have a documented use of an appropriate pressure management surface, and a decrease in the percentage of persons who developed one or more new stage II to IV pressure ulcers.