Wound care nurse reduces pressure injuries for proning patients

Adding a certified wound and skin care nurse to a multiprofessional proning team reduced the odds of patients with COVID-19 developing pressure injuries by 97%, according to an article in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. AONL member Kari A. Mastro, PhD, RN, is director of practice, innovation and research at Penn Medicine Princeton Health in Plainsboro, N.J., where the protocol was implemented. "The results of our study underscore the value of having clinicians with specialized expertise work together to improve patient outcomes and could redefine the strategies used to prevent pressure injuries in this patient population," she said. (HealthLeaders Media article, 1/10/22)