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Quality Improvement (QI) projects are interprofessional team efforts, developed to improve health-care quality. Pressure injury prevention has been identified by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) as a key nursing sensitive outcome. QI projects such as the Deal with Heels project, the Save Our Skin program, and the implementation of designated turn teams have significantly reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs). This has reduced the risk of patients developing severe complications, which significantly improves health outcomes.
nursing, quality improvement, pressure injury, pressure ulcers
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Kinney, Carrie Ann, "QI: Saving Skin, Saving Lives" (2020). Student Research Poster Presentations 2020. 24.