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Hill-Rom® Clinical Resource Center

Helping you implement evidence-based programs with connected technologies

Hill-Rom® Clinical Resource Center

Safe Skin® Program

Understand Your Challenge

  • International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ (IPUP) Survey

    The International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ (IPUP) Survey is conducted annually within a 3-day period to help facilities assess their pressure ulcer prevalence and, in turn, identify trends and opportunities for improvement.There is a flexible data collection window – choose the 24-hour period that best fits your needs! Participation is free to facilities and includes a customized, detailed report including prevalence and facility-acquired prevalence benchmarks. Benchmarking your facility’s performance is the first step to achieving a better outcome. The link below brings you to the main IPUP website where all current materials are found.

  • Online Continuing Education via HealthStream®

    All Safe Skin® Program Continuing Education (CE) courses are available on demand via HealthStream to any healthcare provider.

    The link to access these courses is:

    http://www.healthstream.com/hlc/hillromcourses

  • Safe Skin® Program Continuing Education: Pressure Injury Overview

    This continuing education presentation is designed to provide an introduction to pressure injuries.  This course was developed in collaboration with Elizabeth Ayello and Karen Zulkowski.

    Learning objectives are: 

    • Examine pressure injuries as a problem throughout care continuum
    • Understand the impact on patient quality of life
    • Discuss clinical, legal, and financial implications for healthcare organizations
    • Review highlights of guidelines and quality initiatives to prevent pressure injuries
    • Identify impediments to successful implementation of guidelines

     

    Hill-Rom® CE Courses are given in person and/or online via HealthStream when available.  To schedule an in-person CE presentation, use this link.

  • Safe Skin® Program Continuing Education: Skin Basics

    This continuing education presentation is designed to provide learning on skin and pressure injuries.  This course was developed in collaboration with Elizabeth Ayello and Karen Zulkowski.

    Learning objectives are: 

    • Review skin anatomy and physiology
    • List elements of a skin assessment
    • Discuss pressure injury staging definitions and descriptors

     Hill-Rom® CE Courses are given in person and/or online via HealthStream when available.  To schedule an in-person CE presentation, use this link.

  • Safe Skin® Program Continuing Education: Pressure Injury Risk Assessment

    This continuing education presentation is designed to provide learning on pressure injury risk assessment.  This course was developed in collaboration with Elizabeth Ayello and Karen Zulkowski.

    Learning objectives are: 

    • Discuss the components of a formal assessment for pressure injury risk
    • Describe a valid pressure injury risk assessment tool
    • Recognize how, when, and who should perform risk assessments
    • Identify considerations for special populations: high BMI, critically ill
    • Identify barriers to appropriate risk assessment and patient management

     

    Hill-Rom® CE Courses are given in person and/or online via HealthStream when available.  To schedule an in-person CE presentation, use this link.

  • Safe Skin® Program Continuing Education: The Science of Support Surfaces

    This continuing education presentation is designed to provide learning on the importance of support surfaces to pressure injury prevention and treatment.  This course was developed in collaboration with Elizabeth Ayello and Karen Zulkowski. Learning objectives are: review National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) classification, definition, and description of support surfaces; describe technologies used to address extrinsic risk factors; learn how to use of support surfaces for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries; and examine the evidence for therapy support surface selection. Hill-Rom® CE Courses are given in person and/or online via HealthStream when available.  To schedule an in-person CE presentation, use this link.

  • Safe Skin® Program Education: Safe Skin for the Patient Care Technician

    This non-CE learning program is designed to provide education to the Patient Care Technician (PCT) on the importance of pressure injury prevention and treatment. Learning objectives are: define pressure injuries and major causes, identify what puts patients at risk of developing pressure injuries, identify early signs of pressure injuries, identify areas of the body where most pressure injuries occur, identify how to prevent pressure injuries, importance of nutrition and elimination, and importance of communication if a pressure injury is present or beginning. This course is only available in person.  To schedule a presentation, use this link.

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