Project Lead

Jake McMahon

Lead partner

St Vincent’s Hospital

MacHSR Future Leaders Fellowship Program (cohort 1).

There are existing guidelines to help manage and prevent pressure injuries, however pressure injuries are still occurring frequently. This project will review the uptake of evidence-based strategies to manage and prevent pressure injuries in the cancer setting. From there it will explore appropriate implementation and de-implementation processes to shift practices to evidence-based care and reduce low value care.

Although completed in a controlled acute hospital environment this research will have wider implications for pressure injury care in aged care settings and the community, where much cancer care takes place.

Qualitative study and systematic review protocols have been developed and ethics applications prepared. This project will become the basis for a PhD at ACU with a scholarship from the CRE in Wiser Wound Care.