The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has developed an online resource to help nursing homes treat slow-to-heal pressure ulcers. The tool uses electronic medical records to help clinicians monitor and manage residents’ pressure ulcers.
AHRQ’s On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing Assessment provides structured, standardized data elements for comprehensive documentation of weekly pressure ulcer characteristics as well as treatments and interventions. The tool is especially helpful in aiding less-experienced clinicians in assessing residents with pressure ulcers and providing appropriate care.
For more information on the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing tool, click here.
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