On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing Project
This report provides resident-specific ulcer information and associated clinical information that may be relevant in determining the cause of unimproved ulcers. Clinical information is captured by two sources: (1) certified nursing assistant (CNA) daily documentation, such as average meal intake, weight loss, and urinary incontinence episodes; and (2) nurse documentation of wound assessment, including acute change in resident health status, as documented on wound assessments. The report is intended to provide the clinician with insights into potential reasons for delays in ulcer healing and the total number of treatments implemented for each ulcer. It also indicates whether a treatment has not changed in 14 days so that alternative strategies can be initiated, if needed.
Internet Citation: Stagnant or Worsening Pressure Ulcers Report. February 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/pressure-ulcers/pressureulcerhealing/stagnworse.html