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Ann Lawrence O’Sullivan
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Ann Lawrence O’Sullivan

Dr. Hildegarde Reynolds Endowed Term Professor of Primary Care Nursing
Kirsten A. Hickerson
Faculty

Kirsten A. Hickerson

Practice Assistant Professor
Martha A.Q. Curley
Faculty

Martha A.Q. Curley

Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Terri Lipman
Faculty

Terri Lipman

Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition

News:

Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children

Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population. However, while preventable, immobility-related and medical device-related pressure injuries (MDPI) also occur in hospitalized infants and children.

Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children

Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population. However, while preventable, immobility-related and medical device-related pressure injuries (MDPI) also occur in hospitalized infants and children.