Interdisciplinary, Comprehensive Skin Care Program Significantly Reduces Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary skin care program that relies on protocols and guidelines for proactive assessment and treatment, regular education and training of nurses, and ongoing performance monitoring significantly reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
Nursing Interventions Among Surgical Patients Eliminate Stage 3 and 4 Pressure Ulcers and Reduce Incidence of Other Pressure Ulcers
Nurses at Aultman Hospital assess patients preoperatively for risk of pressure ulcers, carefully monitor and address risk factors during surgery, and complete a communication tool to inform postoperative surgical care; the program led to the elimination of Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers hospital-wide and very low incidence of Stage 1 and 2 pressure ulcers in surgical patients.
Comprehensive Program Including Specialized Inpatient Unit, Standardized Protocols, and Interdisciplinary Team Improves Care Quality for Geriatric Patients
A comprehensive program consisting of standardized protocols, an interdisciplinary team, a specialized inpatient unit, education and training support, and community outreach improves inpatient care for the elderly.
Hourly Nurse Rounds Help to Reduce Falls, Pressure Ulcers, and Call Light Use, and Contribute to Rise in Patient Satisfaction
Nurses and nursing assistants conduct hourly rounds to assess and address patient needs, contributing to reductions in falls, pressure ulcers, and call light use, and to improvements in patient satisfaction with nursing care.
Prevention and Treatment Program Integrates Actionable Reports Into Practice, Significantly Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents
The On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment program uses standardized documentation data elements and actionable clinical reports that are integrated into practice at nursing homes, leading to a significant reduction in pressure ulcer rates.
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30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care. Fact Sheet
The National Quality Forum has identified 30 safe practices that, evidence shows, can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medication errors. These practices can be universally adopted by all health care settings to reduce the risk of harm to patients.
On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Tool Set
The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program is designed to improve day-to-day practice in nursing homes, improve and redesign workflow, enrich work culture, and reduce pressure ulcers.
Pressure Ulcer Clinical Tools & Resources
This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care
This toolkit for health care professionals in hospitals provides ways to implement effective pressure ulcer prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach to care.
Understanding Your Body
This Web site provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.