Pressure Ulcers

Overview

Pressure Ulcers

Also known as a decubitus ulcer, pressure ulcers are open wounds that form whenever prolonged pressure is applied to skin covering bony outcrops of the body. Patients who are bedridden are at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are commonly known as bedsores.

HQI Toolkit

Eliminating HAPU

This HQI toolkit will assist hospitals in measuring hospital-asociated pressure ulcers (HAPU), identifying and engaging key stakeholders, providing harm elimination tools that work, and learning through the success of other hospitals.