Source: The Journal of Nursing Administration 46/1 pp. 43-48
Date of publication: January 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: A hospital in the US used Lean Six Sigma methods to reduce the rate of unit-acquired pressure ulcers in intensive care and step-down units. An interdisciplinary team tested four interventions: standardised documentation, equipment monitoring, monitoring patient movements and a checklist for use on unit rounds. The pressure ulcer rate decreased from 4.4% to 2.8%. This improvement was maintained.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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