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Clinical Excellence & Cost Effective Care through Standardization of Wound Care Formulary

Author: Callahan 2021 This QIP discusses the components and processes that were involved in The CommonSpirit Home Health and Hospice formulary standardization. The 61 sites and over 1200 hundred nurses participated to reduce costs, decrease visits and save money converting to Molnlycke products...

Callahan A. Formulary Standardization Poster SAWC 2021-MHC-2021-79347.pdf


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The Trials and Tribulations of the Introduction and Implementation of New Positioning Products in the NICU

Author: Jannie Barr OTR/L, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS QIP conversion to the neonatal fluidized positioner system to the NICU. This QIP outlines the process and successful implementation of a new product and the improved positioning method for correct motor...

The Trials and Tribulations of the Introduction and Implementation of New Positioning Products in the NICU.pdf


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Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Positional Ear Pressure Injuries in Intensive Care Unit

Authors: Slayton S, Scozzari N, Rollinson R, Hamrick E 2021. This PDSA QIP was performed to determine if a positioning device would assist in decreasing ear positional pressure injuries. Use of the Z-Flo fluidized positioner for head and neck support provided a 45% decrease in pressure...

Slayton 2021 Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Positional Ear Pressure Injuries In Intensive Care Unit.pdf



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Reducing Pressure Injuries in a Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

Authors: Krieberg C, Little J, Mohr L, Kato K, 2018. This QIP performed in a Pediatric ICU reduced the incidence of pressure injuries Stage 3 or greater to zero after implementation of a bundled PIP approach that included Z-Flo Fluidized positioner. #Evidence #Pressure-Injury-Prevention ...

Kriesberg C 2018 Reducing Pressure Injuries in a Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit_A Quality Improvement Project.pdf



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Evaluating pressure redistribution surfaces for the occiput

Authors: Werthman E, Lyncj T, Ware L, Caffrey J 2019. An increase in occipital pressure injuries prompted a review of practices for offloading the head in the Burn Intensive Care Unit. Pressure mapping of the Z-Flo Fluidized positioner compared to a pillow, indicated improved offloading when...

Werthmann_2019_Occiput_Z-Flo_Abstract MCR-003625.pdf


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Keeping It Heeled – Heel Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment in Long Term Care

Author: Recke C 2019. This Long Term Care study used a Heel Bundle approach to reducing pressure injuries at the heel. Use of the Z-Flex Heel Boot combined with the Mepilex Border Heel dressing resulted in a decrease of the heel pressure injury rate from 15% to 4.2%. #Evidence #Pressure...

Recke_SAWC Fall 2019 Keeping them healed_MBH ZFlex-final MHC-2019-48215 MCR-003624.pdf


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What makes a good head positioner for preventing occipital pressure ulcers

Author: Katzengold R, Gefen A 2017. Finite Element Modeling comparison research of the ability of a Z-Flo fluidized positioner and standard foam support at the back of the head to reduce tissue load stress and tissue shear forces. Data demonstrated that the Z-Flo positioner indeed alleviates...

Gefen 17 head positioners WC-K-380 MCR-003623.pdf


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An observational study of the maintenance of the 30 side-lying lateral tilt position among aged care residents at risk of developing pressure injuries...

Authors: Kapp S, Gerdtz M, Gefen A, Prematunga R, Santamaria N 2019. The aim of the study was to evaluate the maintenance of the 30 o side-lying lateral tilt position among aged care residents at the risk of developing pressure injuries when using the standard care pillow and a purpose...

Kapp Observational study 30 deg angle MCR-003622.pdf