The implementation of a pressure ulcer prevention program at St. Joseph's at Fleming.

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TitleThe implementation of a pressure ulcer prevention program at St. Joseph's at Fleming.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCashmore, S., Bernard F., & Taylor S.
JournalPerspectives (Gerontological Nursing Association (Canada))
Volume32
Issue4
Pagination14-8
Date Published2008-2009 Winter
ISSN0831-7445
KeywordsAged, Benchmarking, Education, Nursing, Continuing, Geriatric Assessment, Geriatric Nursing, Humans, Nurse's Role, Nursing Assessment, Nursing Education Research, Nursing Evaluation Research, Nursing Homes, Nursing Staff, Ontario, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Pressure Ulcer, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Risk Assessment, Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers, Skin Care, Students, Nursing
Abstract

In the summer of 2007, two fourth year nursing students were hired to implement a pressure ulcer prevention program at St. Joseph's at Fleming, a long term care facility in Peterborough. Under the guidance of the facility's Assistant Director of Resident Care, the nursing students selected the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario' (RNAO) best practice guideline for the Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers to form the foundation upon which their program was built. This article describes the phases of the implementation process and highlights the importance of following the steps outlined in the RNAO's best practice guideline Toolkit to ensure program success.

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