A new resource available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) aims to assist hospital staff in implementing effective pressure ulcer prevention practices. "Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care" draws on best practices in pressure ulcer prevention and includes both validated and newly developed tools.
The core document is an implementation guide intended to be used primarily by the implementation team charged with leading the effort to plan and put the new prevention strategies into practice. The toolkit includes 1-page pressure ulcer prevention implementation highlights to introduce the project to other key players, such as hospital senior management and unit nurse managers.
The full guide also includes links to tools and resources found in the toolkit, on the Web, or in the literature.
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