Pressure Injuries at Intensive Care Unit Admission as a Prognostic Indicator of Patient Outcomes ©2019 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses doi:https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2019530 This is a chat with the lead author of this paper Dr William McGee. "Pre-existing pressure injuries can serve as a predictive clinical marker for longer hospitalization and increased odds of mortality, especially when other data aren’t available, according to a study published in the June issue of Critical Care Nurse. The research team from Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts found that pressure injuries that were present upon admission to the ICU could be used to quickly and objectively identify patients who may require additional care. The statistical analysis revealed that pressure injuries were associated with significantly longer hospital lengths of stay, regardless of mortality outcome. Among patients with pressure injuries at admission, mechanical ventilation and dialysis were more common, as was the overall severity of illness. Readmission to the ICU during the same hospitalization occurred more frequently for patients with pressure injuries."