How to prevent pressure injury in ICU? Let's talk about research evidence!

Dr. Frances Lin

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Lecture overview

Pressure injuries are one of the most frequently occurring, painful, costly yet preventable adverse events in hospitals. Intensive care patients have major risk factors in developing pressure injuries including immobility, poor perfusion, and vasopressor medication infusions. Multi-faceted interventions, also known as programs or care bundles, are recommended to prevent pressure injuries. However, clinicians often face the challenge of not knowing how to implement these programs or care bundles. In this lecture, we discuss current research evidence on the interventions and implementation strategies on pressure injury prevention in intensive care patients.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe the definition of stages of pressure injury. 
  2. Describe causes and risk factors for pressure injury in intensive care patients.
  3. Describe the recommended practices in pressure injury prevention.
  4. Understand the current research evidence on interventions and implementation strategies to prevent pressure injury in intensive care patients.

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour and 1 CPD Hour

Duration 60 mins.

Lecture speaker

Dr. Fances Lin
RN, PhD, FACCCN, SFHEA

Dr Frances Lin is an experienced critical care educator and researcher. She currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Australia. Her research interest is in implementation science and designing complex interventions to improve patient safety in acute and critical care settings. Dr Lin’s mission is to conduct research to discover high quality evidence and working alongside clinicians, transform acute and critical care clinical practice by using best available evidence. Dr Lin has over 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. 


Dr Lin is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). She is a member of ACCCN’s Quality Advisory Panel and the Education Advisory Panel. Dr Lin has been a working party member for the Intensive Care Clinical Indicators review (Australian Council for Healthcare Standards) in 2015 and 2019.

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