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Adverse events in intensive care and continuing care units during bed-bath procedures: the prospective observational NURSIng during critical carE (NURSIE) study.

Decormeille G, Maurer-Maouchi V, Mercier G, et al. Crit Care Med. 2021;49(1):e20-e30.

Common nursing procedures, such as bathing patients in their beds, can result in physiologic changes or accidental displacement of medical devices that may be dangerous to the patient. This study of 254 intensive care patients across Western Europe found that serious adverse events occurred in half of patients during bed bathing.