The percentage of home health episodes of care in which the patient was assessed for risk of developing pressure ulcers (bed sores) at the start or resumption of care.
Our patients are evaluated using the Braden Score for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk in order to make appropriate interventions for patients at high risk.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Pressure Ulcer Prevention interventions are initiated with each patient determined to be at high risk for developing pressure ulcers.
A patient's attending physician is promptly notified when there is a change in a patient's condition. If needed, new orders are obtained from the physician and education on that treatment is provided to the patient and their caregiver.