Nursing homes with access to electronic medical records now have a new tool to prevent pressure ulcers in their residents: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention. This program has been slowly developed over 50 years, and revealed a “59 percent reduction in the incidence of pressure ulcers.”
This plan includes implementing consistent reports that help “identify residents with increasing risk of pressure ulcer formation” to then make appropriate interventions. These reports will be primarily used by nursing home change teams and On-Time facilitators.
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