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The presence of more certified wound care nurses is associated with fewer HAPIs. Rates of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) are lower in hospitals that employ nurses certified in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care. In a study of 928 hospitals, the 36.6% of hospitals that employed nurses with WOC certification, compared with those that did not, had lower rates of severe HAPIs (0.27% versus 0.51%) and overall HAPIs (2.81% versus 3.28%) between 2012 and 2013. Yearly estimated costs for treating HAPIs run up to $11.6 billion. Medicare and Medicaid don't reimburse for care of patients who develop HAPIs while hospitalized. Read more in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing at