Margaret Talley, RN
When two of her hospitals had higher rates of pressure ulcer prevalence than the national benchmark, Margaret Talley, RN, CNS, CWCN-AP, cut the percentage of medical patients with hospital-acquired pressure ulcers from 10 percent to 3 percent – by teaching RN skin team members to perform prevalence assessments and data collection independently and to consult their nursing peers. Talley and her team also modified the computerized charting system to fully capture pressure ulcers during admissions assessments and helped develop standardized order sets for pressure ulcer care and system standardization of the wound care product formulary. The American Nurses Association published her program.
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