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This year, Hollister Incorporated will introduce education sessions on the prevention of medical device related pressure injuries, an increasing risk to critically ill patients. Presented by esteemed nurse specialist Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, the sessions will identify patients who may be at risk, classify types of pressure injuries, and offer key prevention strategies.
“The data illustrate that ‘traditional’ pressure injuries are on the decline, but those related to medical devices are on the rise,” stated McNichol. “Decreasing these risks is a top priority for U.S. hospitals and of course, low incidence of these injuries is considered to be an indicator of quality care.”
“Nurses are accountable members of an interprofessional team,” said Mary Wasner, Clinical Education Manager, US Continence & Critical Care for Hollister Incorporated. “They have a unique responsibility in the prevention of pressure injury development in the ICU.”
Stop by the Hollister Incorporated booth #2325 to learn more about AnchorFast™ products and elevate your knowledge at one of the ExpoEd sessions. You can find more details here.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses and has more than 200 chapters throughout the United States. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.
About Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care and continence care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Hollister Incorporated has been serving healthcare professionals and consumers for more than 95 years and is committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, Hollister Incorporated has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in more than 80 countries around the world. More information can be found at https://www.hollister.com.
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