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Nursing2015

March 2009, Volume 39 Number 3 , p 20 - 20 [FREE]

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Abstract

 

 

Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Do you turn and reposition patients at risk for pressure ulcers every 2 hours?

 

Yes 92%

 

No 8%

 

Most patients should be turned or repositioned every 2 hours; those with fragile skin or little subcutaneous tissue should be repositioned more frequently.1 Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.

Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Do you turn and reposition patients at risk for pressure ulcers every 2 hours?

Yes 92%

No 8%

Most patients should be turned or repositioned every 2 hours; those with fragile skin or little subcutaneous tissue should be repositioned more frequently.1 Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.

REFERENCE

 

1. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 5 Million Lives Campaign. Getting started kit: Prevent pressure ulcers: How-to Guide. http://www.ihi.org. [Context Link]