Organisational strategies to implement hospital pressure ulcer prevention programmes: findings from a national survey.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are considered a never event and can result in loss of payment to hospitals. In this study, researchers surveyed chief nursing officers across Veterans Health Administration acute care hospitals to better understand how organizational strategies are operationalized with regard to implementing pressure ulcer prevention programs. They found that such strategies were not operationalized in a uniform manner across the hospitals and that nurse leadership played a substantial role in influencing the implementation of pressure ulcer prevention initiatives.