Patient Safety Tool: Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guide

The Health Research and Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, offers a free hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention guide.

Cynosure Health developed the guide for the HRET Hospital Engagement Network, which is part of CMS' Partnership for Patients initiative. The guide outlines the primary drivers of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and provides strategies and measures for each. The guide also includes an educational poster and a skin bundle compliance tool, among other resources.

Download the hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention guide for use in your own facility.

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