A Tale of Two Studies: Pressure Ulcer Research and the Nurse’s Domain

Presented by:
Holly Kirkland-Walsh, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN
Oleg Teleten, MS, RN, CWCN
UC Davis Health System

CMS has declined reimbursement for hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) since 2008. This Webinar describes how a team of nurses successfully secured funding, used technology to measure outcomes, and converted Quality Improvement projects into comparative research. The application of the knowledge gained during the Quality Improvement comparative research cycle allowed UC Davis Health to lower their HAPU incidence while standardizing documentation and identifying those patients who are at highest risk for development of HAPU.   


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Speaker Bios

Holly Kirkland-Walsh, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN​
Skin Wound Assessment-Treatment Team Director

Holly 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.


Oleg Teleten, MS, RN, CWCN
Wound Consultation Nurse

Oleg Teleten has worked as a Registered Nurse for 14 years and spent most of his nursing career at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.  Recently Oleg has graduated from UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of nursing with MS in healthcare leadership and nursing science and currently is a member of UC Davis Wound Care Interdisciplinary Team and is responsible for QI and research projects.

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