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Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can be fatal if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. This news article reports on systemic factors in nursing homes such as poor staffing and communication with families that contribute to unmanaged pressure ulcers and sepsis that result in hospital admissions and death. A WebM&M commentary discussed a case involving a patient who had a pressure ulcer and sepsis in long-term care.
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Organisational strategies to implement hospital pressure ulcer prevention programmes: findings from a national survey.
Soban LM, Kim L, Yuan AH, Miltner RS. J Nurs Manag. 2017;25:457-467.
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.