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Creehan S, Cuddigan J, Gonzales D
The VCU pressure ulcer summit-developing centers of pressure ulcer prevention excellence: a framework for sustainability.
The purpose of this paper is to present a framework describing the proposed Magnet-designated Centers of Pressure Ulcer Prevention Excellence resulting from a national summit convened at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in March 2014. The authors discussed the structures, processes, and outcome measures necessary to become a proposed Center of Pressure Ulcer Prevention Excellence.
Citation: Creehan S, Cuddigan J, Gonzales D . The VCU pressure ulcer summit-developing centers of pressure ulcer prevention excellence: a framework for sustainability. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2016 Mar-Apr;43(2):121-8. doi: 10.1097/won.0000000000000203.
Keywords: Guidelines, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Outcomes, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers