March 2009, Volume 39 Number 3, p 20 - 20
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March 2009, Volume 39 Number 3 , p 20 - 20
Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Do you turn and reposition patients at risk for pressure ulcers every 2 hours?
Most patients should be turned or repositioned every 2 hours; those with fragile skin or little subcutaneous tissue should be repositioned more frequently.1 Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.
1. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 5 Million Lives Campaign. Getting started kit: Prevent pressure ulcers: How-to Guide. http://www.ihi.org. [Context Link]
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