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Comprehensive Clinical Care; Respiratory Therapy Administration

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Clinical Nurse Specialist; Inpatient Wound Nurse; Clinical Manager


Aim: Medical device related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) are pressure injuries that result from prolonged exposure to a compressive force, tension, shear, or combination of all from a health care associated medical device. MDRPIs are negative hospital acquired patient outcomes that are costly to an organization. At Henry Ford Jackson Hospital (HFJH) there was an increase noted in MDRPIs from new tracheostomies in 2022:

 Quarter 1 2022: Two tracheostomy related MDRPIs (stage 2 and stage 3)

 Quarter 3 2022: Two tracheostomy related MDRPIs (both unstageable)

The HFJH Falls and Pressure Injury Committee created a task force to investigate if the use of a hydroconductive dressing post tracheostomy placement would decrease MDRPIs compared to standard practice hydrocellular dressings.

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Decreasing Medical Device Related Tracheostomy Pressure Injuries with Hydroconductive Dressings