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From October 2015 to April 2016, there were five Stage II or higher inner nares hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) caused by nasogastric (NG) tubes, with one being unstageable. These occurred despite previously implemented evidence- based prevention strategies, which included:
• Two-person skin assessments on admission and return from surgery
• Two-person skin assessment upon transfer from unit to unit
• Daily skin assessments including under devices
• Access to the Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) team
HAPI's, Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries, Skin assessment, Naso-gastric tube injuries
Gaarder, Kristin, "Journey to Zero NG-related HAPI's" (2019). Nursing Posters. 118.