This video offers the opportunity to hear from the team at NHS Borders about their improvement work in reducing pressure ulcers. Ward 11 at Borders General Hospital was one of the early adopter sites to test a number of new approaches to preventing pressure ulcers in Scotland. The team will share with you the steps they took and the learning that they gained. The video is 8.5 minutes in length.
This best practice statement combines two previously separate documents originally drafted by the National Association of Tissue Viability Nurses in Scotland (NATVNS) and endorsed by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS).
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.
Developed by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, this document contains a series of protocols for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in acute health care and community settings. Although focused on the USA they are a useful resource for teams in other countries planning on developing similar protocols.
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.