Development of a decision tree for support surfaces: a tool for nursing.

J. B. Warren, L. H. Yoder, S. Young-McCaughan

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The use of specialty support surfaces can be clinically beneficial for at-risk patients, but can prove costly if their use is not closely monitored. A decision tree can guide health care providers in selecting the most appropriate support surface based on the patient's condition. The process used by one medical center to develop and test a decision tree for specialty support surfaces selection is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245, 248
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical


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