Monitoring pressure ulcers on national level – prevalence monitoring of occurrence and risk of pressure ulcers


Authors: K. Ternbachová
Authors‘ workplace: Národní referenční centrum
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2014, 3, č. 3: 113-117
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Overview

Monitoring the incidence of pressure ulcers is an important indicator of the quality of nursing care. Identifying and evaluating information on the number of patients with pressure ulcers and on those who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers, gives middle and senior management of hospitals data for adoption of effective preventive measures leading to improvement of the quality of patient care and reduction of the cost of providing care.

Keywords:
pressure ulcer – monitoring – quality of nursing care – indicator


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Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
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