Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Preventing pressure ulcers

Although we’ll never eliminate pressure ulcers until researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine figure out a way to levitate patients, there are some things we can do to help. Today’s Hospitalist profiled one hospital’s success. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s aggressive and multi-faceted program saw a decline in pressure ulcers to 1.4%. I guess come October 2008 that 1.4% of occurrences will be considered mistakes, eh?

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