Prevent Pressure Ulcers

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Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Description

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.

The materials available for download include the following:

  • Getting started kit
  • Mentor hospitals: The organizations on the Mentor Hospital Registry have volunteered to provide support, advice, clinical expertise, and tips to hospitals seeking help with their implementation efforts
  • Tools to help hospitals working to prevent pressure ulcers
  • Measurement information forms: Detailed information on the process and outcome measures outlined in the How-to Guide
  • Improvement stories: Read improvement stories and learn how others have succeeded in preventing pressure ulcers
  • Other resources available to help quality improvement efforts
  • Recordings of campaign calls on preventing pressure ulcers
  • National Action Day materials

Note that certain documents require free registration.

Developer:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Funding Sources:

Aetna Foundation; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; RX Foundation; Colorado Trust; Cardinal Health Foundation; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; Blue Shield of California Foundation; Baxter International, Inc.; The Leeds Family; David Calkins Memorial Fund; Abbott Fund

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: February 2010
Last Updated: 01/11/12

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