Pressure injury prevention strategies: Lessons learned from Mayo Clinic

Healthcare staff are overburdened amid persistent workforce shortages and growing to-do lists. As a result, on-time patient turning often falls by the wayside, leading to increases in pressure injuries.

A single pressure injury can cost hospitals more than $21,000 and often prolong patients' length of stay, among other unwanted outcomes. This report outlines how Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville achieved a 67 percent reduction in hospital-acquired pressure injuries and a $500,000 return on investment after piloting a new system to remind employees of turning times.

Key learnings:
  • The burden of hospital-acquired pressure injuries
  • Key challenges in preventing the complication
  • Best practices for implementing a sustainable pressure injury prevention program from Mayo Clinic Florida

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