Group Music and Exercise Classes Improve Range of Motion in Select Joints in Very Young Burn Patients
A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.
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.
American Indian Nation–Owned Skilled Nursing Facility Provides Culturally Responsive Services, Leading to High Patient Satisfaction and Low Staff Turnover
A Native American tribe–owned skilled nursing facility provides culturally competent services using a holistic approach to health and well-being, leading to high patient and family member satisfaction and low staff turnover.
Staff Training and Support, Incentives, and Feedback Fails to Generate Sustainable Reductions in Pressure Ulcers at Nursing Home
Guided by a university research team, a 136-bed, not-for-profit nursing home in Pennsylvania implemented a quality improvement program to reduce pressure ulcer incidence. The program included three components: education and tools to increase workers’ ability to recognize and prevent pressure ulcers; financial incentives for improved performance; and ongoing performance feedback.
Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System
The NCH Healthcare System's multifaceted program to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients dramatically reduced their prevalence and saved the system more than $11 million annually.
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Skin Cancer Flier for Parents
This one-page flier is intended for parents and contains information about protecting children from sun exposure.
Pressure Ulcer Tools
This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.
Studer Group Toolkit: Patient Safety
This toolkit provides health care leaders and frontline staff specific tactics they can immediately put into action to improve patient safety outcomes.
Diabetes & Your Feet
This brochure gives patients with diabetes information about how to check their feet and tips to prevent foot injuries related to diabetes.
Prevent Pressure Ulcers
The Prevent Pressure Ulcers initiative is part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign. This site offers resources that can help reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.