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On Your Way to Zero Pressure Injuries
Here's how 3 facilities have reduced their bed sore rates.
Joe Paone
Publish Date: August 11, 2019   |  Tags:   Patient Experience
ON THE SIDE In the lateral position, place a pillow between the patient's legs, along with foam dressing or gel pads under the knee, ankle and foot of the dependent leg.

You might consider pressure injuries "out of sight, out of mind," or "not our problem." After all, you have no way of knowing you sent a patient home with a bed sore. And besides, you'll probably never see the patient again. We spoke with 3 nurses who've helped steer PI-prevention initiatives at their facilities about practical ways to change that mindset and prevent pressure injuries in the OR.

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