S A M I R S A W L I , P H D .
S S A W L I @ Y A H O O . C O M
Pressure Ulcer online
Prevention Program
In Summary
 Pressure ulcers are mostly preventable, costly and a sign
of quality of care
 Risk assessment identifies ris...
Definition
Ulceration
 Due to occlusion of microcirculation
 Leading to localized areas of tissue ischemia
 „ Usually o...
Important Enough?
What to do about it
 Establish Pressure Ulcer prevention program at your
facility
 Assign responsible ...
Steps
 Gather simple and easy to follow presentation on
pressure ulcers
 Put the presentation on the intranet or portal
...
Can you do it yourself?
 If not contact us
 Hexpert.sharepoint.com
 ssawli@yahoo.com
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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
Published in: Health & Medicine      Business      
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Transcripts - Pressure ulcer online prevention program

  • 1. S A M I R S A W L I , P H D . S S A W L I @ Y A H O O . C O M Pressure Ulcer online Prevention Program
  • 2. In Summary  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
  • 3. Definition Ulceration  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%
  • 4. Important Enough? What to do about it  Establish Pressure Ulcer prevention program at your facility  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 staff
  • 5. Steps  Gather simple and easy to follow presentation on pressure ulcers  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 shifts  Put posters in all units  Send email to all staff
  • 6. Can you do it yourself?  If not contact us  Hexpert.sharepoint.com  ssawli@yahoo.com

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