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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Inspiring Innovation

C.A.R.E. continues to inspire innovations and new knowledge development within the organization. Currently, a WOC nurse is leading the development of a similar innovation (C.R.A.D.L.E.) to address medical device pressure injuries in the neonatal population. A two-part, system-level quantitative research study is being led by the nursing workgroup to identify pressure injury risk factors and test a risk assessment instrument that includes a focus on medical devices. These high-level scholarly activities enable bedside nursing professionals to generate measurable benefits and exemplify distinction with cutting-edge, evidence-based care.