Pressure ulcer online prevention program
Pressure ulcers may develop for high risk patients. Ideally they should not happen.
This program is to guide you on how to establish and on-line program to prevent pressure ulcers in hospitals
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pressure ulcer online prevention program
S A M I R S A W L I , P H D .
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Pressure Ulcer online
Pressure ulcers are mostly preventable, costly and a sign
of quality of care
Risk assessment identifies risk factors, aids care planning
for prevention, and the allocation of equipment
„ Preventative measures should be initiated at the
earliest possible opportunity Intrinsic and extrinsic
factors should be eliminated or minimized
„ Pressure ulcers are staged according to the level of
tissue visible at the base of the wound
„ All pressure ulcers should be reported by incident
report, through the head nurse, to nursing QI
Due to occlusion of microcirculation
Leading to localized areas of tissue ischemia
„ Usually occurring over a bony prominence
Pressure ulcers are preventable,
costly and a measure of quality of care
„ Cause pain, suffering, loss of dignity
„ Increased mortality by 21.3%
What to do about it
Establish Pressure Ulcer prevention program at your
Assign responsible coordinator to
initiate, track, educate and measure the effectiveness
of the program, it is worth it.
Establish a policy, educate staff about the policy.
Establish an annual mandatory program to nursing
Gather simple and easy to follow presentation on
Put the presentation on the intranet or portal
Make an online quiz to be completed by all staff
No need to schedule nurse to classes and interrupt
Put posters in all units
Send email to all staff
Can you do it yourself?
If not contact us