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The Economics of Prefilled Syringes - August 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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They're the ones who'll explain to their peers, "Here's a rundown of everything we're going to do for patients and why." Making a difference Our medical center started creating our pressure-injury bundle in October 2014, and we had all components in place by July 2015. After averaging about 6 per year, we then went a full year without a pressure injury. We had a blip in January 2017, when a cardiac patient developed a pressure ulcer on the back of the head the same size and shape as the foam dough- nut device we'd been using for years. We've since switched to a flu- idized positioner that redistributes the pressure by conforming to and supporting the patient's head, thereby reducing the injury risk. Today, from the moment a patient enters pre-op to the time they go home, we place a heavy emphasis on protecting each patient's skin. We couldn't say that before, and it's making a big difference in patient outcomes. OSM A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 5 • GREEN LIGHT At Einstein, a patient who has a high risk of developing a pres- sure ulcer dons a bright green bouffant cap as opposed to the standard blue. Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Ms. Kimsey (kimseydi@einstein.edu) is a clinical educator at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, Pa.

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