Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care

Description

This toolkit for health care professionals in hospitals provides ways to implement effective pressure ulcer prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach to care. The document includes an implementation guide with tools and resources, organized under six major questions to be used by a team leading the effort to plan and put the strategies into practice. The tools and resources are designed to be used by multiple audiences and for different purposes.

The six questions are:

  1. Are we ready for this change?
  2. How will we manage change?
  3. What are the best practices in pressure ulcer prevention that we want to use?
  4. How do we implement best practices in our organization?
  5. How do we measure our pressure ulcer rates and practices?
  6. How do we sustain the redesigned prevention practices?

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: April 2011
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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