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Padula WV, Valuck RJ, Makic MB
Factors influencing adoption of hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention programs in US academic medical centers.
The purpose of this study was to identify wound care nurse perceptions of the primary factors that influenced, the overall reduction of pressure ulcers (PUs). It found that several internal factors influenced evidence-based practice: hospital prevention campaigns; the availability of nursing specialists; and the level of preventive knowledge among hospital staff. External influential factors included financial concerns and data sharing among peer institutions.
Citation: Padula WV, Valuck RJ, Makic MB . Factors influencing adoption of hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention programs in US academic medical centers. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2015 Jul-Aug;42(4):327-30. doi: 10.1097/won.0000000000000145..
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Injuries and Wounds, Nursing, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Prevention