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Learning during crisis: the impact of COVID-19 on hospital-acquired pressure injury incidence.

Polancich S, Hall AG, Miltner RS, et al. J Healthc Qual. 2021;43(3):137-144.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of health care delivery, including how hospitals prevent common hospital-acquired conditions such as pressure injuries. Based on retrospective data, the authors of this study did not identify a longitudinal increase in hospital-acquired pressure injuries between March and July 2020. The authors discuss how prior organizational efforts to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries allowed their hospital to quickly adapt existing workflows and processes to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.