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At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Virginia Capasso, PhD, CNP, ACNS-BC, CWS, FACCWS, is Nurse Scientist, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research; Colleen Snydeman, PhD, RN, is Executive Director; Karen Miguel, MM-H, RN, is Staff Specialist; Xianghong Wang, MS, is Senior Analyst; Michelle Crocker, BSN, RN, is Staff Nurse, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Zachary Chornoby, BSN, RN, CCRN, is Staff Nurse, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Mark Vangel, PhD, is Statistician, Marino Center for Radiology; Mary Ann Walsh, BSN, RN, is Nurse Clinician; John Murphy, DNP, RN, is Staff Specialist, Center for Quality & Safety; and Stephanie Qualls, MSN, RN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Acknowledgment: The authors thank Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, FAAN for her critical review of this manuscript. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted February 21, 2021; accepted in revised form March 31, 2021.
Objective: To describe trends and risk factors for pressure injuries (PI) in adult critical care patients placed in prone position between April 9, 2020 and June 8, 2020 to alleviate acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) secondary to COVID-19 and examine effectiveness of products and strategies to mitigate PIs.
Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted. Demographic data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Read More