Patient Safety Tool: Pressure Ulcer Pocket Card

The Oregon IHI Network and the Oregon leadership of the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign formed a Joint Committee to plan and develop cross-setting interventions for transitional care, with an initial focus on pressure ulcers. One of the resources that has come out of this effort was the development of a free, downloadable pressure ulcer pocket card.


The two-sided card provides images of proper positioning, positioning tips, images of pressure points and daily care tips.


It was adapted from materials developed by Colorado Foundation for Medical Care and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care.


Download the pressure ulcer pocket card (pdf) for use in your facility.


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