Pressure ulcer/injury (PU/PI) prevention is considered a quality measure in most care settings—including long-term nursing facilities. To comply with federal regulations, a facility must demonstrate, through the resident assessment processes, care plan documentation and clinical outcomes, that the only facility acquired PU/PIs are unavoidable. Providing this level of care (prevention of all PU/PIs, except those produced by the resident’s failing physiology) requires that the facility have processes and protocols in-place to move the entire staff towards the goal of PU/PI prevention.
The faculty of this webinar will use a Self-Assessment Worksheet to help facilities identify current processes, gaps and places for improvement. Whether a facility has a root cause analysis program firmly in-place, are just beginning, or are working toward their PU/PI Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement process, this program has content to help inform and support the goal of PU/PI prevention.
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to: