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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Santosa KB, Keller M, Olsen MA
Negative-pressure wound therapy in infants and children: a population-based study.
Although the safety and benefits of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) have been clearly demonstrated in the adult population, studies evaluating the safety and describing the use of NPWT in the pediatric population have been limited. In this study, the investigators performed a literature review and analyzed the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims Databases from 2006 to 2014 to identify infants and children treated with NPWT.
Citation: Santosa KB, Keller M, Olsen MA . Negative-pressure wound therapy in infants and children: a population-based study. J Surg Res 2019 Mar;235:560-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.10.043..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Newborns/Infants, Pressure Ulcers, Injuries and Wounds, Care Management, Patient Safety
Baernholdt M, Hinton ID, Guofen Y
A national comparison of rural/urban pressure ulcer and fall rates.
Despite recent decline in hospital acquired conditions (HACs), rates for pressure ulcers (PURs) and falls (FRs) remain at levels that require improvement. Contextual factors and care processes may impact HACs. Using the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®) this study examined differences in care processes and community, hospital, and nursing unit characteristics that influence PURs and FRs in 4238 rural and urban nursing units.
Citation: Baernholdt M, Hinton ID, Guofen Y . A national comparison of rural/urban pressure ulcer and fall rates. Online J Issues Nurs 2017 May;22(2):1-12. doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No02PPT60..
Keywords: Injuries and Wounds, Nursing, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, Quality Indicators (QIs), Quality Measures, Rural Health, Urban Health
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