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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:7/20/2014

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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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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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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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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

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Last Modified Date:7/20/2014

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This How-to Guide specifically tailored for pediatrics 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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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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The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators by the American Nurses Association provides online training modules for clinicians in preventing and caring for pressure ulcers.

Topic(s): Pressure Ulcers
Last Modified Date:7/19/2011

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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