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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:12/21/2014

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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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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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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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Clinical educators at one hospital in Nevada have begun to work with nurses to improve pressure ulcer care.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:9/15/2011

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This web-based program will introduce you to effective prevention strategies using proven tools and methods to help you to reduce the number of cases of pressure ulcers in your organization.

Last Modified Date:12/21/2014

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This annotated bibliography presents selected literature for preventing pressure ulcers.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:1/5/2012

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Materials and recordings from the Preventing Pressure Ulcers Expedition (April 2014).

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:9/26/2014

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This article describes how to identify patients at risk for pressure ulcers and reliably implement prevention strategies for all patients identified as at risk.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:9/15/2011