Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are an unwanted complication of illness, severe physical disability or increasing frailty and can present a significant burden on the provision of healthcare within NHS.

SPSP uses Quality Improvement (QI) methodology, a key part of which is to support staff to test different approaches to achieve reliable processes, for example, SSKIN care bundle , and to understand the impact their changes are having on pressure ulcer incidence. By connecting process reliability and outcomes for people in acute care, staff can understand which processes are leading to improved outcomes and design and test changes. For example, testing and implementing a process to review pressure ulcer incidents and feed learning back into improvement plans.

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