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PfP – NCD Pacing Event: Pressure Injury Prevention: Discovering Drivers

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Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 5/17 Pacing Event: “Pressure Injury Prevention: Discovering Drivers”

To build on previous discussions around the use of data to identify gaps and monitor progress, this Pacing Event explored the use of data and information obtained through root cause analyses to assist in the discovery of contributing factors in the development of pressure injuries. Specifically, this event noted the impact of translating guidelines and research into pressure injury prevention practice. Representatives from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) then provided a detailed discussion around its revised, evidence-based Root Cause Analysis (RCA) template, including practical applications and case study examples.

The session feature presentations from:

  • Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, President of the NPUAP, who framed the session by discussing translational research and the use of data as concepts for furthering efforts on pressure injury prevention, as well as provided an overview of the NPUAP’s 2019 guidelines; and
  • Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, member of the NPUAP Board of Directors, as well as the Coordinator of the Wound/Ostomy/Continence Program at Indiana University (IU) Health- Academic Health Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, who presented the NPUAP’s revised RCA template, including cross-walking its elements to guidelines, discussing strategies for its application, and sharing information about its implementation and results at IU Health. Dr. Pittman also presented case study examples to walk the audience through applications of the template.

To view and download slides and recording from this Pacing Event, click here.

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