AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention to help nursing homes with electronic medical records reduce the occurrence of in-house pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers remain a serious problem in nursing homes despite regulatory and market approaches to encourage prevention and treatment. Pressure ulcers cause pain, disfigurement, and increased infection risk and are associated with longer hospital stays and increased morbidity and mortality. Median annual nursing home pressure ulcer prevalence was 7.5 percent in 2009, with associated costs of $3.3 billion annually.

Overview of On-Time

Introduction to On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Electronic Reports

Implementation Materials

Facilitator Training Materials (Train the Trainer)

Additional Resources

More Information

If you are interested in learning more about On-Time and would like to talk with someone, please email your contact information, including the best time to be reached by phone. Send email to: On-Time@ahrq.hhs.gov and type "request followup" in the subject line.

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Page last reviewed May 2016
Page originally created April 2016
Internet Citation: AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention. Content last reviewed May 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/ontime/pruprev/index.html
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