The toolkits listed here are tested and ready to implement! We encourage you to use these proven tools to continually improve the care you are providing.
Downloadable implementation guide, tools, and video for pressure ulcer prevention and tracking for skilled nursing facilities.
A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care – Each year, more than 2.5 million people in the United States develop pressure ulcers. These skin lesions bring pain, associated risk for serious infection, and increased health care utilization. The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff in implementing effective pressure ulcer prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach to care.
This toolkit is a comprehensive overview of best practices in preventing pressure ulcers. Find the latest clinical and supplier information to help your facility optimize both quality and fiscal outcomes.
The Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiative began in June 2008. As part of the Initiative, participants were provided with resources and tools to assist in improving their pressure ulcer prevention system. The following are resources and tools provided to participants as part of the Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiative.
Free quality improvement resources for pressure ulcers offered by Primaris. Some resources include: Ulcer Prevention Tracking Poster, Facility Assessment Checklist, Braden Scale for Predicting Sore Risk, Daily Skin Monitoring tool, Nutritional Wound Healing Guidelines and many more.
This tool kit was designed by TMF to assist health care facilities in the improvement of patient care processes. It contains pathways/reference tools, reminder tools, and sample forms which can be adapted to meet a facility’s needs. Samples of each tool with purpose and use statements are located in this binder as follows: laminated reference cards, pocket assessment card, mobility program tools, FAX Communication form, Initial Care Planning form, Resident/Patient & Family Education Brochure, and Assessment & Prevention Packet.
The SOS Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatement Toolkit Sections are available for individual download here. Topics include:
- Organizational Committment and Policies for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment
- Screening, Assessing and Monitory Pressure Ulcers
- Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
- Staff, Family and Patient/Resident Education
- Transition of Care