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Education, Research, and Quality Improvement: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II |

An Unexpected Benefit: Does Early Urinary Catheter Removal Reduce the Risk of Surface Dependent Pressure Ulcers in the Critically Ill?

Rohan Mankikar, MD; Mohammed Al-Jaghbeer, MD; William Owens, MD
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University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):615A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.707
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SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Pressure ulcers can be time consuming and tasking for inpatient services. Hospital Acquired Infections have raised awareness rampantly and a plethora of protocols have been created to decrease them. Unfortunately, not many studies have been performed to show a correlation between a reduction in pressure ulcer rates and early removals of urinary catheters.

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