Thursday, February 3, 2011

IHI Mentor Program

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement maintains a Mentor Hospital Registry.  It can be reached from by clicking on Programs, then Canpaign, then Mentor Registry.  Twelve hospitals are listed under Pressure Ulcer Prevention, each of which has made great strides in reducing pressure ulcers, some to zero. All twelve list names of mentors along with phone numbers and email addresses.   Nearly all mention purchase of new pressure-reducing surfaces as a factor in their success.  I sent each an email asking what support surfaces they had purchased.  Several responded, and the most mentioned surface was the HillRom VersaCare.

One of the slides for my NPUAP presentation lists hospitals that have achieved a zero level of pressure ulcer incidence, or close to it, with the heading, "If They Can Do It....."

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