Patient Safety & Quality: Skin collaborative

The longer you lay in a hospital bed, the greater your risk for skin problems, or bed sores. MidState has specific protocols in place to help prevent the occurrence of bed sores.

All patients are evaluated for their risk of skin breakdown on hospital admission and continuously throughout the day. For patients whose mobility is compromised, nurses reposition the patient every two hours. Staff may also use special cushions, creams and products to maintain the skin's condition. An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, who specializes in skin care, is also available to evaluate any concerns with a patient's skin.

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