Although effective pressure ulcer prophylaxis can come to fruition through standardization, seamless integration into existing workflows, and emphasis from the leadership level, it has been shown that only 9.7% of patients who required preventive care for pressure ulcers received thorough and frequent preventive care (Vanderwee, Clark, Dealey, Gunningberg, & Defloor, 2007).
Our APSS outline actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain behavior change for high reliability, shared understanding, thorough communication, and meaningful person-centered care across the organization.
Actionable steps include:
- Executive Summary Checklist
- Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
- Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
- Clinical workflow for preoccupation with workflow for areas of improvement
- How to educate patients and family members about the significance of their role throughout the continuum
- Guidance on how to measure outcomes