On-Time Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Partnering With Quality Improvement Organizations

Final Report

December 31, 2007

This report describes the results of the project "On-Time Quality Improvement in Long Term Care," which was designed to reengineer the nursing home's workflow processes around pressure ulcer prevention and integrate health information technology into those processes. The project was designed to bridge the gap between staff knowledge and staff practice, to facilitate good and consistent preventive care practices, and to target resources to those at high risk of developing pressure ulcers.

Project Director/Principal Investigator: Susan D. Horn, Ph.D.
Contract No: AHRQ-05-002 

Contents

Executive Summary
Purpose
Scope

Methods

Results

Discussion: Lessons Learned

Conclusion
Implications for the Future
List of Publications and Products

Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: On-Time Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Partnering With Quality Improvement Organizations. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/pressure-ulcers/pressureulcers/index.html