Wound Care Affinity Group Focuses on HAPU Prevention

Consistency and collaboration are shaping prevention and treatment efforts for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) at Cleveland Clinic. This is no small task, as the health system consists of a main campus, numerous local community hospitals, one Florida hospital and post-acute care services. That’s where the Wound Care Affinity Group comes in, a group of wound-care focused nurses throughout the system.

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Care Coordination: A Renewed Focus

Care coordination has always been imperative in the healthcare industry, serving as a foundational center of medical practice for years. However, in the new healthcare environment, the topic is getting renewed attention as part of a widespread effort to help health systems better manage high-risk patients.

Protocols for Catheter Removal Are Empowering Nurses

One of the mandates in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Lakewood Hospital states that patients should not have indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) unless there is a supporting diagnosis. This rule was extended throughout the hospital into all inpatient medical units just a couple years ago.

Nurses Lead Mobility Study

The neurological ICU at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus completed phase 2 of an early progressive mobility protocol study. Kate Klein, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, presented findings at the 9th annual Nursing Research Conference at Cleveland Clinic in May.

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