Pressure Ulcers2102010Although pressure ulcers are preventable in most every case, the prevalence of pressure ulcers in health care facilities is increasing. Preventing pressure ulcers entails to two major steps first, identifying patients at risk; and second, reliably implementing prevention strategies for all patients who are identified as being at risk.1/10/2019 8:38:20 PMPreventing pressure ulcers entails to two major steps: first, identifying patients at risk; and second, reliably implementing prevention strategies for all patients who are STS_Webhttp://www.ihi.org/Topics85374581http://www.ihi.org/_layouts/15/ihi/1033/images/focus/ihi-logo.png0http://www.ihi.org1/10/2019 8:38:20 PMhtmlTrueIHIaspx11;1611~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Site.js
Relieve the Pressure and Reduce Harm2137212New understanding about what causes pressure ulcers and how to prevent them is enabling some hospitals to dramatically reduce this age-old problem.1/14/2014 2:06:20 PMby the Washington, DC-based National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, pressure ulcers range from Stage I —  the earliest STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/ImprovementStories963785000http://www.ihi.org1/14/2014 2:06:20 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Pressure Ulcer Prevention: An Nursing Competency-Based Curriculum2137817NPUAP provides this example curriculum to prepare registered nurses with the minimum competencies for pressure ulcer prevention.7/12/2011 10:29:15 PMPressure Ulcer Prevention Points This tool provides a detailed description of pressure ulcer prevention points, with references to literature STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools10464670http://www.ihi.org7/12/2011 10:29:15 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
CMS Partnership for Patients2102022IHI is helping hospitals improve in core focus areas identified by the Partnership by Patients, a national initiative that aims to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans.1/10/2019 6:34:05 PMHow-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers Explore this topic on IHI.org VTE Prevention Guide (Society of Hospital Medicine) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STS_Webhttp://www.ihi.org/Topics27450218http://www.ihi.org/_layouts/15/ihi/1033/images/focus/ihi-logo.png0http://www.ihi.org1/10/2019 6:34:05 PMhtmlTrueIHIaspx11;1611~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Site.js
Wound Competency: Identifying Pressure Ulcers and Other Wounds2138377This tool is used to educate nursing staff on the prevention and management of wounds. It lists critical elements for identifying pressure ulcers, determining their severity (stage), and differentiating them from other types of wounds. 5/13/2011 5:28:01 PMlists critical elements for identifying pressure ulcers, determining their severity (stage), and STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools4285210http://www.ihi.org5/13/2011 5:28:01 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
5 Million Lives Campaign2116694The aim of the 5 Million Lives Campaign was to support the improvement of medical care in the US, significantly reducing levels of morbidity (illness or medical harm such as adverse drug events or surgical complications) and mortality. IHI quantified this aim and set a numeric goal we asked hospitals participating in the Campaign to prevent 5 million incidents of medical harm over a period of two years (December 12, 2006-December 9, 2008). 12/7/2020 5:10:18 PM names of the patients whose lives we save can never be known Prevent Pressure Ulcers by reliably using science-based guidelines for prevention of this serious and common STS_Webhttp://www.ihi.org/Engage/Initiatives/Completed2304611086http://www.ihi.org/_layouts/15/ihi/1033/images/focus/ihi-logo.png0http://www.ihi.org12/7/2020 5:10:18 PMhtmlTrueIHIaspx11;1611~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Site.js
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Points2137818This tool provides a detailed description of pressure ulcer prevention points, with references to literature and other resources.7/12/2011 10:30:24 PM Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Washington, DC, USA   This tool provides a detailed description of pressure ulcer prevention points, with references to literature STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools7391150http://www.ihi.org7/12/2011 10:30:24 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
What Zero Looks Like: Eliminating Hospital-Acquired Infections2136886As much as public awareness of the problem has grown, most patients might still be surprised to learn that infections contracted during a hospital stay are a significant cause of death in the US. Learn how hospitals have significantly reduced their monthly hospital-acquired infection rates, some down to zero.4/3/2013 10:10:10 PMshe rebuts the idea that superior infection prevention requires high-tech measures discussions help to hard-wire the right prevention measures into patient care so people STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/ImprovementStories505812590http://www.ihi.org4/3/2013 10:10:10 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Brief Report: National Nursing Home Improvement Collaborative Outcomes Congress2136836This story describes the success of a National Nursing Home Improvement Collaborative that used the IHI Breakthrough Series model to improve pressure ulcer outcomes while maintaining optimal quality of life for nursing home residents.4/27/2011 10:09:47 PMof days between new nosocomial pressure ulcers Prevalence of pressure ulcers (per 100 resident days) Percent of STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/ImprovementStories5694380http://www.ihi.org4/27/2011 10:09:47 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Skin Care Facts: Pressure Ulcer Prevention2138216Use this poster to display important facts about skin care necessary to avoid pressure ulcers. 7/9/2011 12:45:17 AMHow-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers This How-to Guide describes key STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools8506310http://www.ihi.org7/9/2011 12:45:17 AMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js

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