NY system lowers incidence of pressure ulcers with new tool for assessing patients' risk

Clin Resour Manag. 2000 Jun;1(6):85-9, 81.

Abstract

Preventing pressure ulcers is simple--pay close attention to patients. That means real close. North Shore-Long Island-Jewish Health System shares how it began daily assessments of patients' risks for developing pressure injuries and reduced the number of cases 29% and 80% in the two worst severity levels.

MeSH terms

  • Critical Pathways*
  • Humans
  • Iatrogenic Disease / epidemiology
  • Iatrogenic Disease / prevention & control
  • Medical Records
  • New York / epidemiology
  • Nursing Care
  • Nursing Service, Hospital / standards*
  • Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology
  • Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*
  • Risk Assessment*