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HQIC Community of Practice Call | The Importance of Organizational Components in Pressure Injury Programs

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Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) affect 2.5 million patients per year in the United States, making it a continued hospital priority. Many organizations are in a reactive mode only focusing on pressure injuries once they develop. This approach leads to overutilization of expensive resources, increased patient cost, decreased quality of life and increased staff time to perform wound care. Watch this webinar to learn about a framework for a Pressure Injury Program that changes the focus from reactive to proactive by implementing an evidence-based interdisciplinary organizational approach. Participants will hear from a wound consultant subject matter expert who will review organizational best practices including senior leadership support, clinical leadership, unit-based champions model, process support, policy updates, Electronic Medical Record change suggestions, data collection and analysis, and staff education. There will also be a discussion about the relevance of clinicians having a voice in the value analysis process. Come prepared to ask questions and share challenges facing your pressure injury prevention programs. 

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