Background & Objectives

Virgin Care Community hospital inpatient service improvement project aimed at supporting early identification and prevention of avoidable hospital acquired pressure ulcers. The project included:

Feasibility pilot of the SEM Scanner
Implementation of a new Pressure Damage Prevention Bundle

Materials & Methods

2 rehabilitation wards selected; 234 patients

6 month feasibility ran June – November 2015

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundle included:

Use of the SEM Scanner

Risk matrix tool – to segment patients into 4 categories of risk and guide in clinical decision making

The Results

  • Feasibility phase – grade II to IV reduced by 95%
  • Maintain during introduction of the full prevention bundle
  • Technology was easy to use – reported by 75% nurses
  • Staff reported the time spent carrying out the scanning a downside – this was offset by the positive elements of this time being spent focused on assessing patients skin from a tissue damage perspective

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