Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

26A Pressure Ulcers

The Pressure Ulcer APSS Blueprint outlines actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain improvements in order to reduce morbidity and mortality pertaining to pressure ulcers. Actionable steps to reduce and recognize pressure ulcers in patients and summaries of available evidence-based practice protocols are included:

  • 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 pressure ulcer prevention and early detection across the continuum
  • Knowledge base on treating Pressure Ulcers
  • How to educate patients and family members about pressure ulcers
  • Pressure ulcer resource guide
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

The Blueprint is revised annually and is available free of charge on our website.

Hospitals that make a formal commitment to improve pressure ulcer rates and share their successes on the PSMF website have access to an additional level of consulting services.


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