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

  2. REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL

  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