C.A.R.E to Prevent Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries

C. Preston Lewis, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN-K; Kristene E. Colcord, MSN, RN, CWOCN; Ashley Peterson, BSN, RN, ONC; Charmaine Pfister, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN; Mary Ellen Robertson, MSN, RN; Aaron Slyh, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Brittany Smoot, MSN, RN; Kathy Tussey, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Heather Whalen, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN


Am Nurs Journal. 2021;16(6) 

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Recognizing Nurses, Disseminating Outcomes

The C.A.R.E. protocol received recognition at the local, state, and international levels. Organization administration recognized WOC nurses and the Magnet program coordinator via emails distributed organization-wide and during shared governance council meetings. In addition, the administration allocated money for formal presentations at local and national conferences. In December 2019, the Magnet Recognition Program distinguished the nursing workgroup with two exemplars validated during an onsite survey: nurses using the PPM to promote patient care outcome improvements and outperformance of a nationally benchmarked, nurse-sensitive indicator over eight quarters. In July 2020, WOC nurses and the Magnet program coordinator disseminated outcomes in a poster presentation during a system-level, virtual forum highlighting safety and quality innovations. Over the past 3 years, C.A.R.E. received formal international recognition as the workgroup shared the protocol in seven poster and podium presentations during the annual ANCC Pathway to Excellence® (2018–2021), Magnet (2019–2021), and NPIAP 2020 conferences.