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Predictors of Superficial and Severe Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Study Using the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey

Kayser SA, VanGilder CA, Lachenbruch C | International Journal of Nursing Studies | 2019

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Prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has declined over time. However, it is unknown if this decline is consistent for different stages of pressure injuries. It is also unknown if risk factors differ between superficial (stage 1 and 2) and severe (stage 3, 4, deep tissue, and unstageable) pressure injuries.


To examine changes in prevalence of superficial and severe hospital-acquired pressure injuries from 2011 to 2016. To evaluate differences between risk factors associated with superficial versus severe hospital-acquired pressure injuries.

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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Pressure Injury Management

Content Type: Journal Articles