Advancing the Culture of Safety: Strategies to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Pressure Injuries affect up to 3 million Americans and are a major source of MORBIDITY, MORTALITY, and INCREASED HEALTHCARE COSTS (AHRQ). Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI) can cause undue HARM and increase LENGTH OF STAY.

To improve the overall quality of care, it is important to implement measures to prevent the development of HAPIs. This Lunch and Learn covered:

  • The pathophysiology of pressure injuries and how they develop.
  • How to appropriately identify patients’ pressure injury risk factors.
  • How the Central Maine Healthcare System successfully implemented evidence-based strategies that resulted in a significant decrease in HAPI rates.

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