This printable poster developed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland displays a safety cross to be placed in a public area (e.g. ward measures board). The aim is to provide an ‘at a glance’ view of the number of patients/clients who are developing a pressure ulcer in that ward/care home. Having this highly visible marker helps teams think about the changes needed to result in an improvement.
The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Program was funded by AHRQ to improve nursing home care. The focus is on prevention and timely treatment during routine care. It provides access to tools which help document pressure ulcer healing and treatments. Reports to help monitor the healing process have been developed as part of the expansion of the On-Time Quality Improvement Program.