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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.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers;How-to Guides
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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Although 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.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:9/14/2014

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This brochure provides information for patients and families on what a pressure ulcer is, who is at risk, how to keep skin healthy, what to do at home and in the hospital to prevent pressure ulcers, and what caregivers in the hospital will do to prevent them.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:4/27/2011

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The turn clock tool is posted to alert staff that this patient has been identified as being at risk for pressure ulcers and serves as a reminder to reposition the patient every two hours.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:7/8/2011

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New understanding about what causes pressure ulcers and how to prevent them is enabling some hospitals to dramatically reduce this age-old problem.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:1/14/2014

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Materials and Recordings from the Preventing Pressure Ulcers Expedition

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:9/17/2014

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Care teams should measure compliance with each of the key components of evidence-based pressure ulcer care recommended in the How-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:12/19/2011

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Onslow Memorial Hospital (Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA) achieved a significant decrease in its facility-acquired pressure ulcer rate, prevalence rate, and incidence rate over a two-year period by implementing a risk assessment tool to determine at-risk patients, tracking compliance with documentation and pressure ulcer prevention strategies, and establishing Skin Care Champions to educated staff on policy and procedure for pressure ulcer prevention.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:1/9/2014

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As 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.

Topic(s): Central Line Infection;MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus);Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP);Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI);Surgical Infection Prevention
Last Modified Date:4/3/2013

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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.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:2/13/2014