Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Last updated: December 2011
How to cite this document:
How-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2011. (Available at
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for preventing pressure ulcers, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement. The guide was initially developed as part of IHI's
5 Million Lives Campaign.