A new online resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing may help nursing home change teams use electronic medical records (EMRs) to effectively monitor and manage residents' pressure ulcers. The program uses the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Assessmentto provide a set of structured, standardized data elements for comprehensive documentation of weekly pressure ulcer characteristics as well as treatments and interventions. The assessment tool guides clinicians to systematically assess residents with pressure ulcers and thus helps less-experienced clinicians assess and care for these residents. The tool also serves the most experienced clinicians in their pressure ulcer management practice. For more on Pressure Ulcer Healing in Nursing Homes click here.
AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing
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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