Pressure Injury Prevention for Complex Cardiovascular Patients in OR and ICU

March 8, 2023

Session Summary:

Critically ill cardiovascular surgical patients are especially at risk for pressure injury (PI) development due to their complex medical conditions and exposure to prolonged surgical procedures. This was found to be true in our critically ill cardiothoracic patients and 30% were found to be related to the Operating Room (OR). This session presents the findings of a quality improvement project to prevent PIs in the OR and Intensive Care Unit using an innovative dynamic micropressure overlay.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the problem of pressure injuries in the acute care setting.
  • Identify three advanced technology opportunities for pressure injury prevention.

About the Presenter:

Terrie Beeson, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Indiana University Health, University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently spoke at a Satellite Symposium during this year’s NACNS Annual Conference. Beeson’s session presented the findings of a quality improvement project to prevent pressure injuries in the Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit using an innovative, dynamic micropressure overlay.

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