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Table 4.2. Pressure Ulcer Trigger Summary Report: Unit-Level Section

On-Time Quality Improvement Manual for Long-Term Care Facilities

Pressure Ulcer Triggers

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

5/8/10

5/15/10

5/22/10

5/29/10

Wt loss ≥5% in ≤30 days (ANY)

1 (3%)

2 (6%)

1 (3%)

1 (3%)

Wt loss ≥7.5% in ≤90 days (point − point)

1 (3%)

1 (3%)

1 (3%)

1 (3%)

Wt loss ≥10% in ≤180 days (Point − Point)

1 (3%)

2 (6%)

1 (3%)

2 (3%)

2 meals ≤50% in 1 day 

5 (14%)

4 (11%)

4 (11%)

7 (20%)

Weekly meal intake average <50%

3 (9%)

3 (9%)

2 (6%)

3 (9%)

Daily urinary incontinence

2 (6%)

3 (9%)

3 (9%)

5 (14%)

>3 days bowel incontinence

5 (14%)

4 (11%)

3 (9%)

7 (20%)

Foley catheter

8 (23%)

7 (20%)

5 (14%)

8 (23%)

Current pressure ulcer

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Column values for each week:

Number = Number of residents on the nursing unit with specified trigger for the week (Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4).
Percentage (in parentheses): Percentage of residents on the nursing unit who had the specified trigger for the week (Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4).

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Page last reviewed January 2011
Internet Citation: Table 4.2. Pressure Ulcer Trigger Summary Report: Unit-Level Section: On-Time Quality Improvement Manual for Long-Term Care Facilities. January 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/ontime/ontimeqimanual/qimanltab4-2.html