Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - Nurses from Imperial Point Medical Center Present Pressure Ulcer Reduction Strategies at the Annual NDNQI Conference

Nurses from Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center presented pressure ulcer reduction strategies at the annual national NDNQI Conference in Miami, Florida.  NDNQI, which is the acronym for the National Database of the Nursing Quality Indicators, is sponsored by the American Nurses Association and is the largest and most comprehensive data repository (1 in 3 American hospitals participate) that is used by researchers CMS and AHRQ to benchmark the quality of nursing care in hospitals.  More than 1,200 nurses attended this year’s conference.

“We are very proud to have such dedicated nurses at Imperial Point Medical Center who continually strive to provide the best care possible to their patients which is apparent by their efforts to reduce pressure ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit,” said Mark Sprada, chief nursing officer.

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(L-R):  Barbara Donnelly, MHSA, BSN,RN,CCRN; Mary Naccarato, MSN, CCNS, CEN, RN (primary author); Catherine Branton, MS, ARNP, CSMRN; and Patrice Del Grosso, MSN, RN.