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Preventative Pressure Management Program

Preventative Pressure Management Program. Sheralee Sandison Repatriation General Hospital Daws Road, DAW PARK, SA. Keeping you safe. REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL. GAINING SUPPORT. Clinical Governance Nursing Division Strategic Plan. Project Objectives:. review nursing practice

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Preventative Pressure Management Program

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  1. Preventative Pressure Management Program Sheralee Sandison Repatriation General Hospital Daws Road, DAW PARK, SA Keeping you safe


  3. GAINING SUPPORT • Clinical Governance • Nursing Division Strategic Plan

  4. Project Objectives: • review nursing practice • develop framework • develop equipment management plan • develop education program

  5. Review of Nursing Practice: • literature search • benchmark • base line data = current practice

  6. Baseline Data: • 29.6% Prevalence, 20.6% Incidence • 60% at risk patients not identified by staff • lack of uniform practice • poor communication

  7. THE FRAMEWORK COMPONENTS • Identification of risk • Communication of the risk to others • Documentation processes • Evidence based interventions

  8. THE FRAMEWORK COMPONENTS (cont.) • Evaluation mechanisms • 6 monthly audits

  9. Equipment management plan: • gain financial support • Purchases directed by audit results • Equipment guidelines • training & standard operating procedures • investigate heel preventative measures

  10. Education Program: • evidence based • literature review • key personnel sessions • framework & practices to all staff • mandatory updates

  11. OUTCOMES: Changes in risk profile Patients at risk at time of audit:

  12. Assessment of risk

  13. Stages

  14. Risk communicated to others

  15. Interventions in Place

  16. Rates

  17. Ongoing Management : • Education program • audit process • equipment management

  18. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS • Working party members: Lesley Jeffers, Jane Cotton, Angela Milne, Justin Prendergast,, Wendy Humphreys • Benchmark Hospitals: Queen Elizabeth Hospital & FMC. • AWMA, NSW WMA • RGH Executive

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