Intraoperative Pressure Injury Prevention: An Evidence Based Approach

October 26, 2022 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

Hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) are devastating to patients. These patients enter the hospital with one ailment and with a pressure injury their hospitalization increases, there is an increased risk for infection and decreased chance at health. Additionally, the costs of a HAPI are absorbed by the hospital. The hospital uses staffing resources, hospital space and supplies to treat these patients.  

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • The learner will be able to identify risk factors for patients at high risk of pressure injury
  • The learner will be able to evaluate evidence-based practices, interventions, and outcomes
  • The leaner will be able to assess current practices for intraoperative pressure injury prevention

Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN, FAANP
Director of Wound Care
UC Davis Health

Dr. Kirkland-Kyhn has worked as a Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years in the Sacramento community. Although trained in the US as an RN, she spent her early career working as a nurse and midwife in England and Ireland. She has travelled to Africa, Haiti, and Belize to work in disaster relief and in promoting safe maternal-child care in rural areas. She now works at UC Davis Medical Center as the Director of Wound Care and has led interdisciplinary team initiatives throughout the hospital to improve the safety and quality of care for patients most specifically in pressure ulcer/injury prevention. She is an active member of the “Street Medicine” program at UCDMC, providing education on “Treating wounds from the Dollar Tree” to those who serve individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Lisa Peterson, MSN, RN, CNOR
Clinical Nurse II.
UC Davis Health

Lisa earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. After earning her nursing degree, she started at UC Davis Health as a new graduate nurse in the operation room taking care of pediatric patients. During this time, she worked with the Wound Care team and published an article on pressure injury prevention in lithotomy position. In the past year she has focused her efforts on pediatric intraoperative pressure injury prevention as part of an Evidence-Based Fellowship through UC Davis Health. Lisa is the co-chair of the Children’s Surgery Center Unit Based Practice Council, a Daisy Team Award recipient and will head to Guatemala in the fall for a medical mission trip. 

Courtney Killion, RN, BSN, BSW
QI & Safety Nurse Analyst
UC Davis Health

Courtney completed an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Samuel Merritt University. She then began her nursing career at UC Davis and successfully completed the Operating Room New Graduate Training Program as well as the Nurse Residency. Courtney specialized in caring for pediatric patients and joined both the ophthalmology and fetal teams during her time in Children’s Surgery Center. She transitioned into a quality and safety role within perioperative services in January 2022, gaining exposure to investigating pressure injuries.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.