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Pressure is On to Reduce Pressure Ulcers
Health Leaders Media

Just a few years back, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at 506-licensed-bed Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., and other organizations, were “accepted as normal complications” that sick patients are just likely to get, says Chief Quality Officer Derrick Suehs.

“That’s the way it was. We’d say, ‘Patient Bob has just had surgery and will be lying in bed for five days, and we should watch to see if he gets an ulcer.’ We identified these ulcers when they occurred, and then we took care of them.”