Pressure Ulcers

Long-term care resources about pressure ulcers

AHRQ's Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention
AHRQ's Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention is funded by AHRQ, generally in collaboration with a State Department of Health, a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), or a trade association, to improve nursing home care.

Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: 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.

Page last reviewed January 2015
Internet Citation: Pressure Ulcers. January 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/pressure-ulcers/index.html